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Trinity Health HCMD_Supervisor_S223 in Silver Spring, Maryland

Employment Type:Full timeShift:12 Hour Night Shift


General Summary:

The primary responsibilities of this position are to provide General Supervision \ Leadership to Respiratory Care Staff Therapists. The Supervisor acts as a resource person and mentor for all Respiratory Therapists \Respiratory Care Students, and as a liaison to Nursing Staff and Physicians on the assigned shift and when representing the Department in any activity. Under minimal supervision, the Supervisor shall assure adequate shift coverage and quality patient care on the assigned shift. Provides prescribed Respiratory Care to patients, within department policies and procedures and standards of care. Is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care to a specified group of patients. Collaborates with physicians, medical professionals and other staff to ensure the quality of care given. Provides care for the neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult or geriatric patient (as defined in the unit Scope of Care). Utilizes knowledge of the principles of growth and development appropriate to the patient’s age to ensure that care provided meets the unique, physical and psychosocial needs of the patient. Involves appropriate parties (i.e.; patient’s family or guardian, outside agencies) in the assessment, treatment and continuing care of the patient as needed.

The Supervisor may provide supervision and leadership to other departments under the direction of the Director of Respiratory, Sleep, Neurodiagnostics, Cardiac Diagnostics and Pulmonary Rehab.

Supports the Mission of Trinity Health and Holy Cross Hospital.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required:

Must maintain active Registered Respiratory Therapist Credential (RRT) with the National Board of Respiratory Care Associate’s Degree required. Current licensure from the state of Maryland as a Respiratory Care Practitioner At least three years of clinical experience, 1 year of supervisory experience desired Current CPR Card with recertification every two years. ACLS, PALS and NRP certification and required recertification at prescribed intervals. Must obtain within 6 months of hire date if not able to demonstrate certification(s) at time of hire. Must possess computer skills inclusive of Word. Proficiency in Excel and\or Access is also desirable. Able to demonstrate good ability to communicate using English language in written and verbal fashion, promoting a team approach to patient care Visual acuity at all ranges corrected or uncorrected Normal hearing range corrected or uncorrected

Working Conditions:

Must be able to lift up to 35 pounds. Must be able to push, pull, and lift patients. Must be able to push, pull, lift and move patient care equipment. Must be able to bend body downward at the waist; be able to kneel.

Position does require contact with human body fluids and does require observance of standard precautions.

Reporting Relationship:

Reports to the Director of Respiratory Care Department.

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 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.Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.