Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colorado, part of HealthOne, serves as the Rocky Mountain Regions referral center neurotrauma and as the regions first Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, a recognized leader in the most advanced stroke care. Swedish offers patients the highest quality care and the most advanced technologies and treatments in nearly every medical specialty and is an eight time winner of the National Research Corporation Consumer Choice Award and a Top 100 Hospital recognized by Reuters. An acute care hospital with 408 licensed beds, Swedish is located in the south metro area Denver area where it has been a proud member of the community for more than 100 years. Annually, Swedish cares for more than 200,000 patients with a team of 2,000 dedicated employees, 500 volunteers and more than 1800 physicians. Recognized by the patients we treat every day.
This position is responsible for supporting the direction of the respiratory care department. Employee is sought out by others for advice, training, and clarification of job related knowledge. Effectively communicates, coordinates, delegates, makes assignments and manages the daily activities of the respiratory care department. Facilitates, organizes, and reviews the daily workflow to deliver maximal service to patients. Prioritizes, motivates, and promotes quality patient care to support the Mission, Vision, and Values of Swedish Medical Center. Ensures facility technical and documentation expectations are consistent with JCAHO regulations and SMC standards. Positively demonstrates concern and consideration when interacting with patients, medical staff, and employees. Demonstrates independent critical thinking skills for daily activity and patient flow of the respiratory care department and assumes accountability for personal and team contributions. Responsible for completing employee annual performance evaluations, as directed, as well as system analysis, implementation and management of budgetary requirements. Covers patient care caseloads as directed. Responsible and accountable for the full range of human resource management of staff. These activities include, but are not limited to, recruitment and retention, orientation process, staff development and performance enhancement, ensuring productivity, coaching and counseling staff, delegation of departmental work responsibilities and evaluation of staff. Performs other duties as assigned by respiratory care director. Embrace and consistently demonstrate Swedish Memorable Care initiatives, encompassing both patients and employees.
Licensure/Certification/Registration: Maintains current licensure
Current BLS certification
Current ACLS certification
Current PALS certification within 6 months from hire date.
4. Experience: Five years clinician experience preferred. Three years supervisor experience preferred.
5. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Expert knowledge of all respiratory care principles and procedures. Employee must be able to handle a variety of responsibilities under pressure. Must function independently and make appropriate decisions.
6. Degree of Supervision Required:This position requires minimal to no direct supervision. Individual anticipates and initiates his/her own performance, applying critical thinking skills to provide high quality images and in compliance with policies, procedures and standards established by director.
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