St. Anthony Hospital is located in the western Denver suburb of Lakewood and is a Level I Trauma Center with four dedicated trauma rooms including the T-10 room, a dedicated field-to-surgery suite ready 24/7 for trauma surgeons and specially trained teams who provide life-saving care to the most severely ill and injured patients. St. Anthony proudly provides a full range of medical specialties and health care services to Denver and the surrounding region with a state-of-the-art medical campus. If you’re looking to be part of a fast-paced environment where you can practice to the top of your profession in trauma, cardiology, stroke, neurosciences, breast imaging, cancer/oncology care, surgery and more, we encourage you to apply. In addition to a new campus, supportive team and faith-based mission, we’re proud to be the recipient of numerous awards, certifications and accreditations from the American Heart Association; Chest Pain Center (CPC); American College of Cardiology; The Joint Commission’s National Quality Approval; Healthgrades (for Stroke, Critical Care and Prostate Surgery Excellence); the Emergency Nurses Association Lantern Award; NAPBC Accreditation; American College of Radiology and many others. For more information about St. Anthony Hospital, visit http://www.stanthonyhosp.org/.
Responsible for directing the delivery of professional respiratory care services through therapy staff and therapy support staff. Exercises considerable independent judgment to adapt and apply clinical and department guidelines to specific situations. Responsible for resource management and budgetary planning; staff selection, training and retention; identifying, implementing and evaluating quality improvement initiatives; and maintaining patient, family and stakeholder satisfaction. Supports the organization vision and mission and practices performance improvement techniques to assure the delivery of the most effective patient care. May oversee other services/departments to support operational requirements.
Minimum Education Requirements
Associate's degree from an accredited Respiratory Therapy Education Program, i.e. CoARC, JRCRTE, or CAAHEP Bachelor's degree preferred
Minimum Experience Requirements
Three years of respiratory therapy experience in an acute care setting One year of leadership experience, preferred
Knowledge of regulatory and accreditation standards and compliance Prior use of electronic medical records (EMR), preferred
Current credential of RRT by N.B.R.C Current state Respiratory Therapist Licensure (RLT) in applicable state of employment Current BLS certification from American Heart Association Current ACLS, PALS, and NRP, preferred
Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )
Manage day-to-day operations of the department including: scheduling of staff, problem solving employee and patient/family concerns, coordinating care intra and inter-departmentally, and setting workload expectations for the respiratory therapy staff.*
Responsible for selection, assignment and retention of staff, ensuring equal employment opportunity in hiring and promotion. *
Will conduct, attend and facilitate department and organizational meetings. *
Coordinates activities by scheduling work assignments, setting priorities and directing the work. Performs daily editing and management of associate time keeping system. *
Enhances professional development and quality of care through observation, verbal critique and coaching, and written appraisal of staff. *
Conducts performance evaluations, coaching and disciplinary action. *
Responsible for ongoing education, competency plans and orientation process. *
Responsible for reviewing, revising and writing policies and procedures while maintaining compliance with outside agencies to meet system needs. *
Responsible for compliance with all regulatory agencies, Federal, State and hospital standards. *
Implements process and quality improvement projects. *
Implements actions to achieve department goals related to: budgets, communication plans, staff, teamwork, and other initiatives as identified. *
Responsible for department operating budget and equipment/supply management. *
Serves as liaison between staff and other areas within the facility at large and as an advisor to other disciplines. *
Responsible for outcome monitoring and reporting. *
Participates in system-wide initiatives standardizing equipment, process, evidence base practice, etc. *
Maintains professional affiliations and enhances professional growth and development.
Adheres to professional code of ethics and to all accreditation requirements. *
Demonstrates effective time management and is proactive in prioritizing workload and meeting productivity requirements. *
Adapts to rapidly changing technologies, policies, regulations, census and staffing through priority setting and flexibility. *
Medium Work – exert/lift up to 50lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10lbs constantly
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