Supervisor of Respiratory Care – South Meadows
Requisition id: 146091
Department: 400241 Respiratory Care
Facility: Renown South Meadows Medical Center
Schedule: Full Time – Eligible for Benefits, 0800-1630
Location: Reno, NV
Position Purpose: Under the direction of the Respiratory Care Director, the incumbent coordinates the daily activities of the Respiratory Care Staff and is responsible for their needed equipment and supplies to provide efficient, high quality respiratory care. This position may function as a liaison with purchasing and vendors and will assist the Director in all levels of function and responsibilities of the department as needed. Nature and Scope: This position does provide direct patient care. The incumbent must provide optimal patient care through assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of Respiratory Care for Neonatal, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric patients and families. They must demonstrate the ability to work with patient’s physical, motor/sensory adaptation, cognitive and psychosocial needs specific to the population being served, and meets standards of quality as measured by the Unit/Department age specific competency standards. This position requires the incumbent to evaluate subordinates continually and with annual appraisals through direct supervision and record keeping. The incumbent will maintain personnel records to recommend promotions, recognition, discipline, hiring and termination of personnel to the department Director. The position is also challenged to ensure cost-effective operation of the department by developing and implementing cost containment programs to provide high quality respiratory care services to achieve financial soundness of the organization and department. The position requires the incumbent to make independent decisions on the division of work assignments to subordinates. The position is challenged to place personnel where they may be most effective and to maintain productivity within predetermined guidelines, while maintaining required rotations through various patient care areas. This position acts as a role model and resource to the Respiratory Care Staff, physicians and ancillary departments. This position is challenged to integrate the respiratory care of the patient with other care providers to achieve desired results. The incumbent will have knowledge to make Respiratory Care decisions and recommend them to physicians. The position requires advanced clinical skills in Respiratory Care with all patients. “Respiratory Care” means the treatment, management, diagnostic testing, control and care of persons with deficiencies and abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system. The incumbent has the authority to perform and evaluate respiratory care given, to initiate CPR, to contact physicians in relation to care ordered, and perform all activities as assigned. The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job. Minimum Qualifications: Requirements – Required and/or Preferred Education: Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing and speaking English. Requires completion of an accredited Respiratory Care Practitioner Program. Bachelor degree preferred. Experience: Three years as an RCP in an acute care setting. Candidates with neonatal, pediatric and critical care experience will be given preference. Supervisor/Leadership experience preferred. License(s): 1. Current Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRT) by the NBRC is preferred. 2. Current Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners Respiratory Care Practitioner License. 3. Ability to obtain and maintain a State of Nevada Board of Medical Examiners Respiratory Care Practitioner License. Certification(s): Must have AHA BLS and acquire ACLS certification within six months from hire date. PALS and NRP required before end of introductory period and ongoing thereafter. Computer / Typing: Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word and have the ability to use the computer to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.