Northwell Health Respiratory Therapy Supervisor, Nights in New York, New York

Req Number 001U4L

Job Category Respiratory Therapy

Job Description

Supervises and coordinates the activities of the Respiratory Therapy staff, functions as a Respiratory Therapist and helps to maintain equipment and appropriate levels of supplies, and participates in the Q/A process.

Responsibilities Include:

Supervises and coordinates the activities of the Respiratory Therapy staff,

functions as a Respiratory Therapist and helps to maintain equipment

and appropriate levels of supplies, and participates in the Q/A

process.

• Hires, trains, disciplines and supervises staff. Evaluates performance and ensures appraisals are completed on a timely basis.

• Attends interdepartmental meetings concerning respiratory care together with, or in place of Director.

• Coordinates the Preventative Maintenance Program. Assures that all patient care equipment is maintained as per manufacturer specifications.

• Ensures completion of department statistics and prepares monthly and yearly reports as directed.

• Ensures policies and procedures are followed carefully by all respiratory therapists.

• Maintains weekly overtime usage report.

• Prepares daily assignments schedule for the shift.

• Makes the best use of staff time during the shift through careful coordination of daily assignments.

• Maintains appropriate inventory of all equipment and supplies.

  1. Ensures the proper management and administration of all therapeutics

and diagnostics. Ensures monitors established for the department's

quality assurance plan are maintained. Ensures a review and

and evaluation of the quality of respiratory care services is performed at least quarterly.

  1. Ensures accurate, complete physician prescription.

• Compares prescription requisitions with medical record order form to ensure accuracy.

• Ensures prescription has complete information, per policy.

• Clarifies any discrepancies with physician.

  1. Provides prescribed respiratory therapy.

• Performs bedside vital capacity, respiratory force peak flow measurements.

• Administers various oxygen concentrations, aerosol medication devices and mechanical ventilators.

• Supervises oxygen supported ambulation.

• Performs chest physical therapy i.e., cupping and coughing.

• Provides and maintains mechanical ventilators on assigned unit.

• Immediately responds to Cardiac Team and STAT situations.

• Provides nasotrachael or artificial airway suctioning.

• Performs intubation and arterial blood gas puncture analysis.

• Documents all activities and patient outcomes/responses on approved hospital forms.

  1. Performs related duties as required.

Qualifications

• Bachelor's Degree in Respiratory Therapy or related field, required.

• Licensed in Respiratory Therapy in NY State, required.

• Registered as a Respiratory Therapist from the National Board of Respiratory Care, required. Advanced Life Support Certification or Neonatal Resuscitation and critical care experience, preferred.

• Minimum of five (5) years experience as a practicing Respiratory Therapist in a hospital setting, including three (3) years supervisory experience.