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Respiratory Care Coordinator, RRT (Full-Time)

Job Description


Job ID: 1222426
Employment Status: Full-Time
More Information:

Missouri Baptist Medical Center, an acute care hospital in St. Louis County, offers a full continuum of medical and surgical services, including heart care, cancer care, and women’s and infants’ services. The hospital has a 24-hour adult emergency department and cares for pediatric patients at a separate emergency department in collaboration with St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

In 2016, Missouri Baptist was named a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The prestigious designation is the highest credential a healthcare organization can receive for nursing excellence and quality patient care. Missouri Baptist is the first hospital in St. Louis County to achieve this recognition, which has been accomplished by less than 7 percent of hospitals nationwide. Additionally, U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital #2 in the St. Louis metro area.

Missouri Baptist Medical Center is a member of BJC HealthCare, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit healthcare organizations.

 

Respiratory team members provide treatment and therapy for infants and adults, perform innovative procedures (mechanical and noninvasive ventilation, nitric oxide delivery, arterial blood gas sampling, pulmonary function testing), administer patient-focused and therapist-driven order sets and serve as Rapid Response Team members responding swiftly to ""trigger"" symptoms without waiting for full-blown cardiac arrest. The Respiratory Department offers a clinical ladder program to recognize and reward therapists who strive for high quality patient care and demonstrate commitment to respiratory care.


Overview


Role Purpose

Provides coordination for Respiratory Care services in a leadership capacity including overseeing staffing and workloads. Ensure daily clinical operations achieve and comply with established hospital and departmental policies, procedures, and meets all applicable regulations and standards. Fulfills all requirements and responsibilities of the RRT, demonstrating a high level of expertise and scientific knowledge including best practices and is able to serve as a resource to others. Acts as a liaison with other departments to facilitate quick resolution of issues to ensure patients are provided safe and effective care.


Responsibilities

  • Provides oversight for daily respiratory care operational activities that support patient care by determining level of staffing needs. Is able to collect and analyze information to project staffing plans for upcoming shift/shifts.
  • Performs and coordinates various diagnostic and therapeutic respiratory procedures according to established standards, procedures, guidelines and policies. Applies respiratory knowledge and demonstrates a high level of clinical expertise, including the ability to serve as a resource to others by providing education and training about respiratory treatments and procedures.
  • Displays appropriate leadership skills in leading people, demonstrating trust, dignity and respect along with high ethical standards and behaviors, teamwork and accountability. Effectively communicates by participating in the exchange of information.
  • Manages multiple priorities and applies effective time management skills, using downtime for work related activities such as coaching and mentoring others. Works effectively in a team-based environment especially during stressful situations involving quickly changing priorities. Is able to analyze critical situations and applies appropriate judgment and critical thinking for problem resolution.
  • Continuously improves and takes the initiative to develop self and others. Stays current on operational issues, priorities, policies, procedures, best practices and advances related to respiratory care.
  • BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

  • Minimum Requirements

     

    Degree

  • Associate's Degree
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    Experience

  • 2-5 years
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    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience
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    Licenses & Certifications

  • Basic Cardiovascular Life Sup
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner
  • RRT

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    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information

     

    Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree
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    Experience

  • 5-10 years
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    Supervisor Experience

  • 2-5 years

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center


    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer