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Respiratory Resource Coordinator- Full time (184641-087) - Respiratory Therapist

Company: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Location: Chicago
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Respiratory Resource Coordinator- Full time (184641-087)The Respiratory Resource Coordinator's primary function will be the facilitation of the daily workflow of the team, coordinating and monitoring all activity and ensuring the delivery of quality patient care during a specific shift. The coordinator works directly under the supervision of the department manager with duties carried out and guided by the hospital and department's policy, procedures and protocols. When required, the coordinator will deliver general respiratory patient care and diagnostic testing according to the physician's orders.

The Respiratory Resource Coordinator will consistently demonstrate support of the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab statement of Vision, Mission and Core Values by striving for excellence, contributing to the team efforts and showing respect and compassion for patients and their families, fellow employees, and all others with whom there is contact at or in the interest of the hospital.

The Respiratory Resource Coordinator will demonstrate Shirley Ryan Ability Lab Core Attributes: Communication, Accountability, Flexibility/Adaptability, Judgment/Problem Solving, Customer Service and Shirley Ryan Ability Lab Values (Hope, Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration, & Commitment to Excellence) while fulfilling job duties.

Reporting Relationships

* Reports directly to the Manager of the Respiratory Department.

Key Responsibilities

Daily Operations

* Oversee the distribution of the daily patient care assignment as well as other shift activities
* Supports staff in the delivery of general respiratory patient care and diagnostic testing according to physician orders
* Assures appropriate levels of staffing for current and oncoming shift
* Updates tool used to track all patients on respiratory services
* Coordinates work flow during the shift to ensure departmental commitments and standards of quality patient care are met
* Provides supervision during assigned shift and serves as technical and clinical resource for department staff
* Provides and reports accurate information regarding unusual incidents and personnel issues for the manager to follow up on.
* Responds to urgent issues such as disaster alerts, patient emergencies, employee injury, patient and family concerns, providing service recovery measures when necessary.
* Assist with the screening and admission process of new and potential respiratory patients
* Assist with the discharge planning of patients receiving respiratory services
* Conducts shift huddles with departmental personnel to ensure compliance with current standards , established practices as well as implementation of new policies

Quality Assurance

* Participates in the collection and gathering of data from patients medical record as assigned
* Participates in the development of professional standards
* Participates in equipment trials
* Participates in departments ongoing quality assurance program
* Compiles data for operational reports and analyses setting forth progress, trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.

Departmental Effectiveness

* Functions in the role of department liaison during the course of the shift
* Attends and takes part in interdisciplinary patient rounds with medical staff
* Represents the department on select committees and projects as assigned by the manager
* Assist in the development of department goals
* Identifies and recommends service improvement initiatives
* Compiles data for operational reports and analyses setting forth progress, trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.
* Performs all other duties that may be assigned in the best interest of the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab.

Supports orientation, education, and development of staff

* Assists in the interviewing , selection , training and retention of staff
* Assist in the process of on-boarding department and hospital personnel
* Stresses and reinforces adherence to policies and procedures
* Provides supervision of new employee during orientation

Working Conditions

* Normal hospital environment with general patient contact.
* Normal office environment with little or no exposure to dust or extreme temperature.


* Strong leadership skills for communication, assertiveness, and conflict resolution
* Demonstrates human relations skills
* The ability to generate ideas and innovations in a patient-oriented Respiratory Care Department.
* The ability to analyze problems, identify solutions, and take appropriate actions to resolve problems using independent judgement and decision-making processes.
* The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other department staff, faculty, students and the public.
* The ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, and to relate to others in a professional, helpful manner.
* The ability to interpret and applying regulations, standards and/or policies
* The ability to relate to a diverse population and to maintain composure when faced with difficult situations.

Required Licensure:

* State of Illinois Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) license required.
* Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) certification
* Current Basic Life Support (BLS)- American Heart Association
* Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)- American Heart Association
* Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support (PALS)- American Heart Association
* Completion of a nationally accredited degree program in a Respiratory


* Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) certification
* Bachelor's Degree (BA/BS) or higher
* Two to four years of clinical experience with shift leadership experience

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Keywords: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Chicago , Respiratory Resource Coordinator- Full time (184641-087) - Respiratory Therapist, Healthcare , Chicago, Illinois

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