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Registered Respiratory Therapist - Team Lead

Company: BJC HealthCare
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Job Description:

Information About this Position

  • Benefits Elligable 
  • Up to $10,000 Sign-On Bonus 

Company and Job Overview

St. Louis Children’s Hospital is dedicated to improving the health and lives of children. As one of the top-ranked children’s hospitals in the country, St. Louis Children’s provides care in more than 50 specialty areas through a dedicated team of physicians, nurses, staff and volunteers. Along with inpatient and outpatient medical care, the hospital offers education, wellness and injury-prevention programs to fulfill its mission to “do what’s right for kids.”

 

Providing comprehensive, high-quality care and serving as an advocate for children has been St. Louis Children’s commitment since its inception in 1879. Today, the hospital serves patients and families across a 300-mile service area, and has seen patients from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.

 

St. Louis Children’s consistently ranks among America’s Best Children’s Hospitals by U.S.News & World Report in all surveyed categories. In 2021, St. Louis Children’s was one of eight children’s hospitals to rank in the top 25 of all 10 specialties. The hospital’s academic and physician partner, Washington University School of Medicine, is one of the top-ranked medical schools in the United States. Since 2005, St. Louis Children’s has been designated as a Magnet® hospital for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center® (ANCC).

 

 


Role Purpose

Under the direct supervision of the Supervisors, plans, directs, and coordinates activities for all respiratory care services provided including overseeing staffing and workloads.   Fulfills all requirements and responsibilities of the RRT, demonstrating a high level of expertise and scientific knowledge including best practices and serves as a resource to others.  Acts as a liaison with other departments to facilitate quick resolution of issues to ensure patients are provided safe and effective care.


Responsibilities

  • Holds self-accountable and seeks out opportunities for continuous learning and feedback and is able to perform multiple related duties, prioritizing and applying effective time management.
  • Provides oversight for daily respiratory care operational activities for a defined period of time that supports patient care.  Determines proper level of staffing needs to project staffing plans for upcoming shift/shifts.
  • Performs and coordinates various diagnostic and therapeutic respiratory procedures according to established standards, procedures, guidelines and policies. Applies respiratory knowledge and demonstrates a high level of clinical expertise serving as a resource to staff by providing guidance and education.
  • Effectively communicates by participating in the exchange of information including serving as a resource to others.  Serves as a liaison between leadership, staff, medical team, patients and families.
  • Works effectively in a team-based environment especially during stressful situations involving quickly changing priorities. Analyzes critical situations and applies appropriate judgment and critical thinking for problem resolution.
  • BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

Minimum Requirements

  • Associate's Degree - Respiratory Therapy
  • 2-5 years of experience
  • Basic Cardiovascular Life Sup
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner
  • RRT

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree - Business/related

Benefits Statement

Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

-  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
-  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
-  401(k) plan
-  Tuition Assistance
-  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
-  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
-  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

*Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center


Legal Statement

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Keywords: BJC HealthCare, St. Louis , Registered Respiratory Therapist - Team Lead, Other , Saint Louis, Missouri

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