To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
At Bridgeport Hospital, we are committed to providing quality medical care and treatment that is coordinated and centered on the patient's specific needs. We strive to achieve benchmarks as a Patient Centered Medical Home and provide health care in a setting where patients are at the center of their care team. All employees of Bridgeport Hospital are part of the patients care team and contribute to the team approach of promoting access, continuous, comprehensive care and work to provide quality improvement in the care provided to their patients.
Provides educational and operational support for the respiratory department and respiratory leadership team, and assure Joint Commission, State, and organizational regulatory compliances. Primary Clinical educator and resource of respiratory services for staff, physicians, nurses, and other allied health care professionals. Assures compliance, resources, and compentences, for all respiratory care practices in accordances to physician's orders, protocols, and policies. Essential duties and responsibilities include, and are not limited to the following duties.
- 1. Demonstrate advanced respiratory care skills in evaluating and implementing care to meet patient care needs according to physician's orders, established pharmacological standards, hospital and departmental policies and established practices as evidenced by observation, feedback, and/or review of documentation.
- 1.1 Assume clinical responsibilities when assigned.
- 2. Participate in the evaluation, selection, and maintenance of departmental equipment and procedures as evidenced by observation, feedback, and/or review of documentation.
- 2.1 Anticipate equipment resource needs and take action to ensure that necessary equipment/supplies are available in a timely manner.
- 3. Serve as a clinical, educational, and community resource for staff, physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals as evidenced by observation, feedback, and/or review of documentation.
- 3.1 Share new developments in respiratory practice with staff and other health care professionals.
- 4. Participate in the selection, orientation, and ongoing performance evaluation of personnel as evidenced by observation, feedback, and/or review of documentation.
- 4.1 Assist the department manager with the interviewing process and selection of personnel.
- 5. Demonstrate advanced leadership skills that ensure Respiratory Therapy services are performed reliably, safely, and in a structured fashion as evidenced by observation, feedback, and/or review of documentation.
- 5.1 Contribute new ideas to improve the management and organization of the department.
- 6. Demonstrate advanced professional development as evidenced by observation, feedback, and/or review of documentation.
- 6.1 Maintain all mandatory credentials necessary for the performance of an RCP, as evidenced by transcripts and certification documentation.
- 7. Complete performance evaluations on all staff assigned
- 7.1 Complete performance evaluations by the anniversary date in an equitable, unbiased way as noted in review of evaluation by department manager.
- 8. Participate in the hiring, termination and disciplining of staff
- 8.1 Interview along with department manager, prospective candidates for hiring as time allows.
Graduate of a CoARC approved Respiratory Care college degree. Mandate AARC membership. Mandatory Bachelors of Science or equivalent; Masters preferred. Considered Bachelors-ready candidates will need to have their Masters degree completed within five (5) years from date of hire.
Five (5) or more years of clinical experience in a hospital-based practice. Preferred in critical care (i.e. MICU,SICU, PCU, CCU, BURN, Emergency Medicine, PICU/PICA and NBICU). Preferred 2-3 years of Rapid Response Team experience. Two (2) or more years of Clinical Leadership experience preferred.
RRT credential required through the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC); Current and preferred BLS, ACLS certified Instructor. NRP & PALS preferred. Licensed in the State of Connecticut to practice as a Respiratory Care Practitioner.
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, Demonstrated ability to implement and support change, Proficient in basic computer applications. Ability to work with a vast of diverse educational demographics; demonstrate competences in clinical leadership skills, proficient in data collection, quality metric interpretation and analysis; proficient in competency and health stream implementation for departmental and regulatory requirements; Demonstrate strong presentation, research, and analytical skills in accordance to YNHHS Standards of Professional Behavior.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. They are occasionally required to sit; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. They must frequently lift and/or move up to 45 pounds. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles. They are occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.