JOB DESCRIPTION –
LEAD RESPIRATORY THERAPIST
Under the supervision of the Director of Respiratory Care, is responsible and accountable for individual respiratory therapy practice and, when applicable, appropriately delegates and supervises tasks to provide optimum patient care.
Manages and directs day to day clinical operations
Participates in establishing, maintaining, and improving patient’s health care goals through patient assessment, planning and implementation of respiratory therapy interventions and evaluation of patient outcomes.
Fulfills the duty and responsibility to maintain competence and to continue personal and professional growth.
Demonstrates this enhanced job knowledge via appropriate change in practice on the unit.
Educates colleagues as appropriate.
Identifies and assists with opportunities for performance improvement activities on the unit and with other service areas.
Accurately and completely documents all aspects of care given.
Recognizes the purpose of employment is to prioritize the patient/ employee/ customer as number one.
Demonstrates fiscal responsibility by taking ownership of time management, decreasing waste (of time and supplies) and promoting cost effectiveness.
Demonstrates the ability to be an advocate for and strive to protect the health, safety and rights of the patient.
Interactions with patients and colleagues demonstrate compassion and respect for the inherent dignity, worth, and uniqueness of every individual, unrestricted by considerations of social or economic status or cultural beliefs.
Communicate effectively with other care providers (physicians, nurses, business office, and medical records) to provide for continuity of patient care and to meet the needs of the customers we serve.
Demonstrates ability to fulfill requirements of attendance, punctuality, and timekeeping practices.
Behaviors and interactions demonstrate a positive attitude, personal initiative and motivation to achieve the goals of the unit.
To uphold the standards of the profession and organization and practice ethically and with integrity.
Other duties as assigned
Education required and/or preferred:
Associates Degree (AA) or equivalent from two (2) year college
Certified or Registered Certification by the National Board for Respiratory Care
licensure for Respiratory Care Practitioner, BCLS Provider
Neonatal Resuscitation program Certification,
HCA Inc - 18 months ago