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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Supv, Pulmonary Function in Atlanta, Georgia


JOB DESCRIPTION: Schedules and coordinates daily activities and work assignments for the Pulmonary Function department. Supervises staff and serves as a clinical resource to the medical staff and other health professionals concerning respiratory care. Evaluates and revises clinical practices, policies and procedures on an on-going basis. Performs other related duties as required.

Financial/Budgeting: Assists with the preparation and development of department budget and monitors expenditures to ensure compliance within fiscal constraints.

Management/Supervision: Provides input to departmental goals and objectives. Meets with other staff members to evaluate needs and discuss progress towards the achievement of stated goals. Supervises staff and manages employee performance. Provides on-going performance feedback, addresses problems, orients and trains employees, verifies competency and identifies and suggests ways to develop skills.

Interviews applicants for vacant positions; makes hiring recommendations. Takes corrective or disciplinary action where performance deficiencies are observed. Assists in developing work schedules; monitors workflow. Coordinates and assists with department quality assurance activities including the development and monitoring of environmental standards for infection control to ensure compliance with organizational and JCAHO standards. Explores new methodologies and evaluates new equipment

which may improve efficiency and the quality of patient care. Makes recommendations for appropriate procedural changes or purchases.

Patient Care and Advocacy: Responds to patients and visitors in a positive, helpful, and professional manner to ensure that their needs are met. Participates in patient and family education; discusses respiratory care plan and teaches them to perform specific procedures satisfactorily to ensure a full understanding of the patient's continued care. Uses clinical expertise, experience, and knowledge of respiratory practices to perform routine and specialized procedures in respiratory care. Provides all aspects of respiratory care services for adult and geriatric patients on a routine basis; provides

emergency airway care for pediatric and neonatal patients as needed in all areas of the hospital except for the Operating Room as needed. Makes rounds on patients receiving respiratory care to ensure that their needs are being met. Develops, implements, evaluates, and revises standards of patient care, infection control, and preventive maintenance for respiratory therapy.

Professional Development: Works with manager to formulate plan for professional development. Attends educational in-services as appropriate. Participates in professional activities and organizations to maintain knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments.

Staff Resource: Maintains open and respectful communications with other hospital staff, vendors, and other associates to ensure that the work environment is conducive to each worker's best performance. Promotes continued professional growth and development of unit personnel; assesses training needs and provides educational opportunities, programs, or in-services. Coordinates new employee orientation

program. Interacts with and establishes professional relationships with other patient care team members. Utilizes available resources to clarify standards of care, policies, and procedures as needed. May serve on, hold office in, or chair committees. May assist in establishing policies or programs and their implementation.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Must be registered as a Respiratory Therapist or Cardiopulmonary Technologist by the National Board for Respiratory Care. Three years of experience in respiratory care. Must be licensed as a Respiratory Care Professional (RCP) in the state of Georgia.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock , Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation , Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

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Division The Emory Clinic

Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30308

Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta

Department TEC IM Pulm Function MOT

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Job Number 108665

Job Category Therapy

Schedule 7:30a-4p

Standard Hours 40 Hours

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