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Coordinator Clinical Respiratory Therapy MHB

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Location: Buffalo, NY, United States

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Job Description

Facility: Mercy Hospital of Buffalo

Shift: Shift 2

Status: Full Time FTE: 1.000000

Bargaining Unit: ACE Associates

Exempt from Overtime: Exempt: Yes

Work Schedule: Varied

Hours: 3:00pm to 11:00pm

Summary:

The role of the Respiratory Clinical Coordinator is to assist the Manager in the daily supervision of clinical care provided by the Respiratory Care Department. This role is that of expert practitioner, collaborator, educator, and clinician with management responsibilities. This person functions in a clinical specialist role across the continuum of care, positively influencing the quality and delivery of patient care. The Respiratory Clinical Coordinator collaborates with physicians, nursing, respiratory, and pharmacy associates in the planning and optimizing care delivery. Consults with physicians, nursing, and therapists on patient care related problems, provides recommendations and assists in their resolution.

Under the direction of the Manager Respiratory Care Services, the Respiratory Clinical Coordinator takes an active role in policy follow-through and targets specific initiatives for patient care improvement and performance improvement of the individual Respiratory Therapists / Technicians. This role integrates closely with care providers and other departments as determined necessary by the specific needs related to goal and project completion.

Responsibilities:

EDUCATION
  • Graduate of Accredited Respiratory Therapy Program
  • Credentialed by the National Board for Respiratory Care as a Registered Respiratory Therapist
  • Current Respiratory Therapist licensure in the State of New York
  • BS Degree required with strong clinical background, previous management experience preferred
  • Current BLS required with ACLS Certification, with additional certifications in specialty areas desired
  • Neonatal certification is required within one (1) year of hire

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to work with all levels of healthcare personnel, as well as physicians, families, and visitors
  • Possesses active listening skills and planning skills to carry out goals and objectives as directed and in concert with those of the hospital
  • Ability to assess and drive implementation plans and strategies to meet those goals as set by the director
  • Analytical ability to identify opportunities for improvements, as well as problem resolution
  • Teaching abilities to assist the director in presenting optimum orientation and continuing education of associates
  • Has current knowledge of health care trends and issues and relates same to hospital and work area environment
  • Performs principal clinical responsibilities, according to the appropriate age and condition of the patient
  • In-depth knowledge of change theory and demonstrated ability to coach the change process

WORKING CONDITIONS
  • Exposed to infectious diseases and blood borne pathogens
  • Works with a variety of medical gases
  • The position may require lifting and positioning of patients and moving equipment to various locations throughout the facility
  • The periods of standing and walking are common throughout the shift
  • Responsible for carrying a pager

VACCINE REQUIREMENTS

  • Effective January 1st 2022, you must be fully vaccinated with an FDA COVID-19 vaccination and provide proof of your vaccination status as part of your new employee pre-boarding. Exceptions to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement may be granted for medical reasons.
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