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Respiratory Therapy Supervisor

Company: Encompass Health
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: August 13, 2019

Job Description:

The Respiratory Therapist Supervisor provides respiratory therapy treatment and patient care according to hospital, state, professional and federal regulations and guidelines. In addition, the position is responsible for: - Assisting in the development, implementation and supervision of patient care program, policies, and procedures that describe how patients' needs for respiratory care, treatment and services are assessed, evaluated, and met. - Promoting an environment and culture that enables us to fulfill its mission by meeting or exceeding its goals, conveying the hospital mission to all staff, holding staff accountable for performance, and motivating staff to improve performance. - Coordinating administration and clinical activities, both and inter and intra-departmentally, so that optimum patient care is provides, staffing is maintained and costs contained. This position will support cultural diversity by ensuring that the delivery of quality, equitable and culturally competent patient-centered care is provided; promoting and maintaining an inclusive work environment and culture that is respectful and accepting of diversity; and ensuring that cultural diversity and sensitivity training is part of new employee orientation on an on-going basis to meet the needs of the patient population served in the hospital. Job Code: 100138 License or Certification: - Current State License in Respiratory Therapy. - CPR certification - ACLS certification preferred. Education, Training and Years of Experience: - Successfully completed an Associate's degree or higher from an accredited respiratory therapy program. - 2 years hospital experience in Respiratory Therapy. - Supervisory or management experience preferred. Machines, Equipment Used: - General office equipment such as telephone, copy machine, fax machine, calculator, computer. Physical Requirements: - Good visual acuity and ability to communicate. - Ability to lift a minimum of 30 pounds and ability push/pull a minimum of 30 pounds, which includes the lifting, pushing and/or pulling of medical supplies and equipment and the transferring and repositioning of patients. Reasonable assistance may be requested when lifting, pushing, and/or pulling are undertaken which exceeds these minimum requirements. - Ability to withstand prolonged standing and walking. - Ability to reach, stoop, bend, kneel, and crouch are required for patient care functions and in setting up and monitoring equipment Skills and Abilities: - Ability to speak, read, write, and communicate effectively. - Ability to coordinate, analyze, observe, make decisions, and meet deadlines in a detail-oriented manner. - Ability to work independently without supervision. Environmental Conditions: - Indoor, temperature controlled, smoke-free environment. Occasional outdoor exposure. - Exposure or potential exposure to blood and body fluids may be required. - Handicapped accessible. - May work under stressful circumstances at times. Proficiency or Productivity Standards: - Meets established attendance standards. - Adheres to hospital/department dress code including wearing ID badge. - May be required to work weekdays and/or weekends, evenings and or night shifts if needed to meet deadlines. - May be required to work on religious and/or legal holidays on scheduled days/shifts. - Will be required to work as necessary during disaster situations, i.e., before, during or after a disaster. - May be required to stay after workday to assist after a disaster situation until relief arrives. - May be required to perform other duties as assigned by supervisor. Address: 104 N. Third Street, Alexandria 71301 Shift: Day Job Schedule: Full-time Job ID: 1919310

Keywords: Encompass Health, Alexandria , Respiratory Therapy Supervisor, Healthcare , Alexandria, Louisiana

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