Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Respiratory Care Services job opportunity:
Supervising Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) (R-17)
For over 140 years, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center has been an integral part of the public healthcare delivery system here in Santa Clara County. Then, as now, our mission has been to provide high quality care and excellent service to everyone in our community. We’re proud of the comprehensive, compassionate and innovative healthcare services provided by our committed staff each and every day - here in our hospital and throughout our 11 health facilities conveniently located across Santa Clara County.
574 Bed Tertiary Level Care Medical Center and 11 Community Based Clinics;
Accredited by The Joint Commission;
ACS Verified as Level 1 Adult Trauma and Level 2 Pediatric Trauma;
CARF Accredited Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation Services;
ACS Verified Burn Trauma Care Center;
High risk Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) - CCS Region;
LGBT Healthcare Equity Designation: Leader status (2016);
Shift / Schedule:
Full time Night Shift Position (12 hour shifts)
Weekend work required
Schedules and assigns workloads, evaluates the performance of subordinate staff using written and observational tools, acts as a resource/mentor to all staff, completes and issues disciplines as necessary and projects staffing and equipment needs for on-coming shifts. Determines staffing and equipment needs and discusses with department ector for inclusion in to departmental budget.
Makes regular patient care/RCP rounds to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of respiratory care services, also consulting with Respiratory Care Services (RCS) staff, nursing and medical personnel to assess and help guide coordination of patient care activities to coordinate patient care services.
Determines shift staff training needs and performs or arranges for individual or for group in-service instruction, reporting significant staff deficiencies, and participating in the planning and implementation of department-wide RCS patient care protocols and training programs.
Remains abreast of current trends by reviewing medical journals, contact with vendors or from conferences, to keep up with the latest developments in electronic and mechanical respiratory devices and the techniques for applying them.
Right candidate must have the ability to manage a large staff. Also including but not limited to: Able to effectively manage own time in order to manage shift to shift operations including patient care, homecare/Durable Medical Equipment (DME) ordering, developing and implementing Performance Improvement (PI) program(s), developing staff schedules, updating and revising departmental policies/procedures/protocols and Quality Assurance (QA) monitoring.
Five (5) years' progressive Respiratory Care experience required. Neonatal (level III) andv Pediatric ICU, Burn unit, Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation and Level 1 trauma experience preferred. If hired, competency in all areas of patient care, including areas mentioned above, must be demonstrated within nine (9) months of hire.
Position requires moderate activity including: Standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, sitting and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighing over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting, pushing or pulling of 10-25 pounds.
A current California State Respiratory Care Practitioner's License issued by the Respiratory Care Board of California.
Current certificate of completion in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP) issued by the American Heart Association.
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