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Trinity Health Lead Respiratory Therapist - Nights in Springfield, Massachusetts

Employment Type:

Full time

Shift:

12 Hour Night Shift

Description:

Come join our Respiratory team at Mercy Medical Center, part of Trinity Health Of New England! We are a member of the nationwide Trinity Health family bringing compassionate care to our communities.

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Primary responsibility is to provide clinical and general supervision of respiratory therapy and BG Lab operations for assigned shift. Serves as the key liaison for the respiratory therapy department when manager is not present, and addresses concerns/issues, questions, and follow ups as needed. Monitors and evaluates work performance of department staff to provide appropriate feedback. Participates in the orientation, training, and ongoing competency evaluation of the department staff. Maintains appropriate staffing coverage based on volume and budgetary constraints. Distributes staff assignments fairly based on level of expertise and volume to assure optimal department operations and productivity standards. Assists with finding replacement staff. Adjusts staffing up or down in response to changes in patient load or unexpected absences. Participates in recruitment such as interviewing and recommending candidates for hire.

Top Reasons to Work at Trinity Health of New England:

  • Our Mission and Core Values

  • Great benefits and Health Insurance Coverage

  • Career growth and advancement potential

  • Award-winning Respiratory Therapy Department

Work Hours/Shift:

  • 36hr, three 12hr shifts per week 7p-7a (full time). Shift, Weekend and Holiday differentials apply! We offer great medical and other benefits!

You Will Be Responsible For :

  • Exceptional Patient Care : Balances supervisory tasks with patient care tasks in order to support department staffing needs and to avoid missed therapies or service delays. Performs patient care 25 – 75% of the time based on department needs. Functions as a resource to staff to resolve complex clinical and technical problems. Responds to all emergency situations and assists/coordinates activities of respiratory personnel as necessary.

  • Technical Familiarity: Participates in quality improvement and action planning processes to support department and hospital initiatives. Performs quality audits/data collection as assigned via different methods such as chart reviews, interviews, observing staff to track key indicator(s). Assists with development and implementation of departmental goals.

  • Excellent Communicator : Maintains collaborative working relationships with staff, physicians, other departments, patients, and/or family members, to address or resolve concerns, questions, and/or issues that arise. Assists the department manager in the investigation and resolution of department specific problems, complaints, and helps ensure compliance with department policies and procedures. Provides coaching as needed, including potential disciplinary discussion with colleague. Works in collaboration with Manager for disciplinary actions. Maintains required confidentiality for patients and employees.

  • Strong Educator: Assists with departmental competency and training programs. Serves as preceptor for new staff, assuring completion of all orientation and skills checklists. Identifies staff learning needs and plans training accordingly. Serves as trainer, super-user, or validator for training on new equipment or procedure(s).

  • Active Teamwork : Assists in evaluating staff work performance. Provides support, guidance and ongoing timely feedback to staff in order to improve and encourage staff development and performance. Provides written anecdotes on staff performance to manager to be used as part of performance evaluation.

Requirements :

  • Graduate of an accredited school of Respiratory Care, minimum of a two-year Associate's Degree

  • Current State of MA Respiratory Therapist License

  • Registered (RRT) or Certified (CRT) by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC).

  • Advanced CPR for Professional Rescuer and Health Care Provider (AHA or ARC) certification

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification

  • Thorough knowledge of the procedures and patient care techniques involved in the delivery of respiratory care

  • At least one year clinical experience, preferred

About Trinity Health Of New England:

Trinity Health Of New England is an integrated health care delivery system that is comprised of world-class providers and facilities dedicated to full spectrum preventative, acute, and post-acute care. We aim to deliver top level care to increase our community's overall health at lower costs. While we serve nearly 3 million people, we are proud to be a part of a national system that focuses on putting our patients first and having the best colleagues to do so.

Trinity Health Of New England benefits include health insurance, adoption assistance, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, sick time, and professional advancement just to name a few.

Employees can also take advantage of extra benefits specific to each hospital.

Step up to your potential. Write your story and apply today!

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

EOE including disability/veteran

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