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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Respiratory Clinical Specialist in Atlanta, Georgia


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  • The Respiratory Clinical Specialist (RCS) is the clinical lead for respiratory care services with goals to enhance clinical practice and improve the overall quality of care.

  • In addition, the Respiratory Clinical Specialist assumes an active leadership role under the supervision of senior departmental leadership, in the development of Respiratory Care Services.

  • The Respiratory Clinical Specialist leads the process of continuing quality improvement and utilizes specialized knowledge and skills that focuses on patient centered care. Demonstrates mastery in the knowledge and skills of all theories and practices in the field of Respiratory Care.

  • Assists with education of staff (i.e., Respiratory Care Practitioners, Nurses, Physicians, etc.) on new equipment, guidelines and clinical standards.

  • Provides regular quality and data analysis and reviews high & low risk frequency procedures.

  • Shares expertise and knowledge through formal and informal publications, presentations, and community activities.

  • Demonstrates motivation, discipline, and accountability with research and QI projects.

  • Develops and implements Respiratory Care Practitioner driven protocols.

  • Improves and updates the Respiratory Care Services guidelines for patient care, as indicated by evidence-based practice.

  • Maintains an up-to-date knowledge of clinical and scientific basis and effects of respiratory care procedures, equipment, and medications.

  • Develops and implements action plans to achieve department goals. Ensures operating efficiencies and the provision of quality services for internal and external stakeholders.

  • Investigates methods and processes to improve performance, quality, and patient care.

  • Advances the field of Respiratory Care with research and the promotion of optimal patient care.

  • Provides input and assistance with staff educational opportunities.

  • Exemplifies professionalism and serves as a role model for staff. Develops a professional working relationship and promotes teamwork among all members of the interdisciplinary care team.

  • Demonstrates collaboration across all areas by embodying EHC's Care Transformation Model.

  • Plans, conducts, and follows up on team meetings to ensure the achievement of targeted objectives.

  • Identifies patient care issues, acts towards a resolution, and communicates the issues to the senior departmental leadership.

  • Demonstrates proficiency in technology that promotes communication and facilitates delivery of care.


  • Currently licensed as an active Respiratory Care Practitioner in the state of Georgia.

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential by the National Board of Respiratory Care.

  • BLS Certification Required. ACLS Certification Required.

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in the respiratory field preferably at an academic medical center.

  • Minimum of 2 years of demonstrated quality and process improvement experience.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Bachelor's degree in Respiratory Care or related science.

  • ACCS credential highly preferred. Masters' Degree in related subject preferred.

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Division Emory Univ Hospital

Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30322

Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta

Department EUH Respiratory Therapy

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Job Number 72518

Job Category Clinical & Nursing Support

Schedule 7a-4p

Standard Hours 40 Hours

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