Mary Greeley Medical Center Respiratory Care Supervisor in Ames, Iowa
Under general direction, provides organizational leadership in the development, implementation and maintenance of service consistent with the Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic Plan of the Mary Greeley Medical Center. Leader understands, supports, communicates, and promotes hospital initiatives. Ensures all actions taken in carrying out responsibilities support patient centered care and a respectful work environment.
Unit Specific Position Responsibilities
Ensures coverage and oversight for inpatient respiratory care, critical care, diagnostics (PFTs, Bronchs, EKGs, Echos, etc), Pulmonary Rehab, Neurodiagnostic (EEG, Sleep).
Provides management call 50% and therapist call, as needed.
Functions in capacity of staff when staffing needs arise.
Maintains Blood Gas Lab to meet accreditation standards: Analysis, Maintenance, Quality Control, and Proficiency
Assists with patient rounding.
Provides leadership with daily patient care conferences and discharge planning, including Transition Care Program.
Coordinates annual Skills Day Competency Assessment Program, and new competencies throughout the year, to ensure staff clinical competency.
Is a resource and trains staff on new equipment and documents competency.
Serves as resource and facilitator, as needed, for current and new clinical initiatives to ensure best practice.
Assists with department Quality Management for all services.
Provides staff education and training.
Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience
Required Qualifications (Including any licensure, certification, education):
Bachelors Degree in Respiratory Care, Health Science, or related field
Associates Degree in Respiratory Care
De-escalation training prior to performing direct patient care or within 90 days of hire
Registered Respiratory Therapist and Iowa Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) license
Mandatory Reporter training within 90 days of hire and must maintain throughout employment.
Basic Life Support (BLS) training or within 90 days of hire
Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification within six months of hire and must maintain throughout employment.
Registered Respiratory Therapist , Iowa Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) license, and
Bachelor of Respiratory Care or Bachelors of Science (in related field).
Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
Skill in effective oral and written communication in English.
Knowledge of basic arithmetic, algebra, statistics, and their applications.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Active Listening skills, giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Ability to manage one’s time effectively.
Minimum of three years clinical experience as RRT.
Knowledge of theory, principles, techniques, and practice of professional respiratory care specific to scientific principles; research; administration of best practice clinical care; the ability to operate complex equipment; knowledge of coaching and teaching techniques; of basic management theory.
Ability to provide professional respiratory care; establish and maintain a working rapport and relationship with physicians and all members of the healthcare team; problem solve and use critical thinking skills; to communicate both verbally and in writing; use computer.
Ability to demonstrate clinical competence and maintain current knowledge in caring for appropriate developmental age of population served.
Proficient with basic computer skills.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Experience: