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Lead Respiratory Care Practitioner - Nights (7 pm - 7 am)

Company: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 12, 2024

Job Description:

By joining our team, you'll be part of our life-changing Mission and Vision. You'll work in a truly inclusive environment where diversity and equity are championed through words and actions. You'll contribute to an innovative culture that is second to none, one that embraces curiosity, discovery and compassion. You'll play a role in something that's never been done before as we integrate science and clinical care to help patients achieve better, faster outcomes - as we Advance Human Ability, together.
Job Description SummaryThe Lead Respiratory Care Practitioner will serve as a valued member of the clinical team caring for patients requiring respiratory therapy services. The individual will consistently demonstrate support of the Shirley Ryan Abilitylab 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 institute.The individual will demonstrate Shirley Ryan Abilitylab Core Attributes: Communication, Accountability, Flexibility/Adaptability, Judgment/Problem Solving, Customer Service and Core Values (Hope, Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration, and Commitment to Excellence) while fulfilling job duties.
Job DescriptionPrincipal Responsibilities

  • Calculate and distribute daily shift assignments for staff and communicate assigned areas to nursing floors.
  • Verify department assignment sheets have been properly updated and saved for on-coming shift.
  • Verify proper staffing and address any staffing shortages for on-coming shifts. Communicate any supply shortages or equipment issues to the appropriate department / hospital personnel.
  • Conducts patient assessments and interprets clinical data necessary for the delivery of quality patient care.
  • Implement and evaluate the plan of care related to respiratory procedures including but not limited to aerosol, secretion mobilization, and hyperinflation therapies.
  • Provide care for patients requiring ventilator assistance, complex respiratory devices, and procedures.
  • Maintains emergency airway equipment for patients with artificial airways. Perform diagnostic studies on patients as designated by department policy and/or by physician order. When applicable, consults with physicians, nurses and other health care professionals and participates in daily patient rounds for assigned area to promote consistent quality and delivery of patient care.
  • Complete all documentation for patient charting in compliance with standards for accuracy and content as established by the department and the Shirley Ryan Abilitylab.
  • Participate in the implementation of clinical research protocols and trials that involve respiratory patients.
  • Performs other duties that may be assigned in the best interest of the Shirley Ryan Abilitylab.
    Reporting RelationshipsReports directly to the Manager, Respiratory Care.
    Knowledge, Skills & AbilitiesRequired:
    • Associates Degree.
    • National Board of Respiratory Care RRT credential or CRT credential with a minimum of 5 years' experience in an acute inpatient setting and completion of RRT within 1 year of being hired. In lieu of RRT credential will accept CRT credential with a minimum of 8 years' experience as a substitute.
    • Minimum 2 years of post-school experience as a RCP, one year should reflect experience in critical care.
    • Completion of a nationally accredited degree program in Respiratory Therapy Strong leadership skills for communication, assertiveness, and conflict resolution.
    • Ability to analyze problems, identify solutions, and take appropriate actions to resolve problems using - - independent judgement and decision-making processes. -
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other department staff, faculty, students, and the public.
    • Ability to interpret and apply regulations, standards, and policies.
    • Ability to relate to a diverse population and to maintain composure when faced with difficult situations.Licenses/certifications required:
      • Illinois State Licensure for Respiratory Care Practitioner
      • National Board for Respiratory Care Credential RRT or CRT
      • Basic Cardiac Life Support certified, American Heart Association
      • Advanced Cardiac Life Support certified, American Heart Association
      • Pediatric Advanced Life Support certified, American Heart AssociationPreferred:Previous Experience in a supervisory, lead therapist or charge therapist role Neonatal/ Pediatric Specialist (NPS)- National Board of Respiratory Care Bachelor's Degree (BA/BS) or higher
        Working ConditionsNormal office environment with little or no exposure to dust or extreme temperature. Exposure to moderately adverse working conditions in performing certain patient care activities. Occasional exposure to infectious diseases when working with patients.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.Equal Employment Opportunity ShirleyRyan AbilityLab is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Chicago , Lead Respiratory Care Practitioner - Nights (7 pm - 7 am), Healthcare , Chicago, Illinois

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