Responsible for assisting the department director in planning, implementing, directing, coordinating, and controlling activities and operations in the Respiratory Care Services department. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values.
Bachelor’s Degree in a Respiratory Therapy program that is approved by the CAAHEP or CoARC or related field.
Four years of experience performing respiratory care in a hospital setting.
- Current licensure as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) from the state of employment and a current credential as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) from the National Board of Respiratory Care.
- Must have certification for PALS, NRP and BLS if required by facility.
- Knowledge of training concepts, methods, and techniques in respiratory care.
- Demonstrable leadership potential.
- Ability to prepare complex written materials, such as patient records or training materials.
- Familiarity with spreadsheet and database programs.
Key Job Responsibilities
- Plans, organizes, and coordinates activities and operations in Respiratory Care to meet department goals and objectives.
- Manages and coordinates clinical and operating policies and procedures for the department.
- Formulates and implements departmental strategic plans in conjunction with associates and customers.
- Maintains budget and productivity within acceptable guidelines.
- Hires, develops, and retains a competent, productive, and quality conscious workforce.
- The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
- Must have good balance and coordination.
- The physical requirements of this position are: medium work - exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 25 lbs. of force frequently.
- The Associate is required to have close visual acuity including color, depth perception, and field of vision to perform an activity, such as assessing patients, preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
- Frequent invasive and non-invasive patient contact.
- Exposure to patient body fluids as well as exposure to hazardous or poisonous materials.
- Ability to react quickly to emergency situations.