Director of Respiratory Therapy

Confidential Company  •  Ida Grove, IA
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 02/21/18 by Nina Mathews
Confidential Company
Ida Grove, IA
Staffing & Recruiting
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 02/21/18 Nina Mathews

We are looking forDirector of Respiratory Therapy for our client in Ida Grove, IA

Job Title: Director of Respiratory Therapy

Job Location: Ida Grove, IA - 51445

Job Type: Regular Full Time

Job Description:

  • Required Director of Respiratory Therapy

Summary:

  • The Director of Respiratory Therapy is responsible for planning, coordinating, and supervising all the functions within the department including testing, staffing, training, scheduling, budgeting, maintaining supplies, and meeting regulatory requirements
  • The position interacts with other departments, physicians, administration, patients and family members to assure positive outcomes are achieved
  • The therapist is responsible to demonstrate excellence in patient care, as an educator and leader within the department

Essential Functions:

  • Supervises care of patients in the Respiratory Therapy Department
  • Performs EKGs
  • Schedules, tracks, prepares, and obtains all necessary paper work for sleep laboratory
  • Performs Home Sleep Studies
  • Participates in Trauma Alerts
  • Directs the department?s performance improvement activities and ensures compliance with accreditation and regulatory agencies
  • Directs and participates in the compilation and analysis of data on departmental activities and services and prepares related reports
  • Responsible for accurate and thoroughly documented quality control, quality assurance, maintenance, and service records to assure quality test results and instrument and equipment functioning
  • Establishes policies and procedures for the assessment, evaluation, planning and documentation of care provided to patients in the following age groups: infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics
  • Performs duties in accordance with state and national respiratory therapy standards as well as departmental policies and procedures
  • Responsible for Respiratory & Nursing staff orientation, training, and competencies to respiratory therapy procedures
  • Participates in the preparation of the annual budget for the Respiratory Care Department, reviews the budget performance of the department and analyzes and identifies variances
  • Reports and follows up on potential risk management, HIPAA, and quality and safety issues on a timely basis to Chief Nursing Officer and/or appropriate committee
  • Assists patients with Smoking Cessation
  • Demonstrates skill in use of equipment relevant to position. Diagnoses equipment problems; fixes or seeks out someone to fix
  • Consistently informs appropriate person of problems encountered with repairs or calibration of equipment
  • Ensures that all licensed or certified personnel maintain and provide the hospital with proof of current licensure of certification
  • Has exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other potentially infectious materials
  • Must practice aseptic techniques and observe standard precautions
  • Position is subject to frequent interruptions
  • Work may be beyond normal working hours when necessary

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Requires a Bachelors degree from an accredited Respiratory Care program or other related field
  • Preference for two years experience as a Respiratory Therapist with proven leadership skills
  • Must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of all procedures, indications, contraindications and hazards involved in respiratory care and knowledge of life support equipment
  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability and knowledge required to utilize computers for patient documentation and data gathering for quality care

Licensure/Certification:

  • Must be licensed to practice Respiratory Therapy in the state of Iowa
  • ACLS and PALS within one year of employment

Certifications:

  • BLS/BCLS
  • RRT, CRT

Shifts:

  • Days

Skills:

  • Cardiopulmonary
  • Respiratory Therapy

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