Respiratory - Baystate Health

Req#: R20219
Category(s): Allied Health Clinical Professional, Respiratory
Full Time / Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: First


At the direction of the Director, Behavioral Health and Ancillary services, the Respiratory Coordinator is the front – line representative to oversee the daily operations and supervises Respiratory Care personnel for the Baystate Wing and Baystate Mary Lane Campuses. The position ensures direct care for the emergency departments, inpatient units and outpatient pulmonary lab. Respiratory practitioners have the clininical and human resources necessary to meet the operational needs of the department and Baystate Wing Hospital. The position requires 60% of direct patient care as the respiratory therapist on site. Acts as a liaison between respiratory shifts and other disciplines participating in collaborative practice assessment and development. Assess staff performance; completes performance evaluations, assists in improving staff engagement, assists in improving patient/family experience and developing and executing performance improvement initiatives to achieve quality outcomes. Works in conjunction with the Director and Clinical Educator in order to facilitate effective operation and secure quality outcomes. Assist the Director in coaching and developing the team.

Job Responsibilities: 

1) Clinical Practice: Provides 24 hours of direct care to patients each week following all hospital and system polcies.

Workload Assessment: Assesses departmental workload and available of staffing levels, equitably assigns staff to ensure timely service delivery to assure the provision of safe, effective respiratory care for adult, pediatric and neonatal patients across all levels of care to realize optimal patient outcomes. Demonstrates knowledge of accepted standards, policies, procedures, staff responsibilities and equipment related to provision of comprehensive respiratory care.The Coordinator demonstrates a high degree of competent clinical competency in all required areas of clinical practice. Ensures excellence in patient care through interactions with patients and families, respiratory staff and other members of the health care team. Ensures that quality of care provided by staff meets standards by direct observation and individual instruction. Provides direct feedback to staff, including recognition, coaching and performance improvement as indicated.

2) Leadership: The Supervisor works within the system in order to accomplish patient, unit, departmental and institutional goals. Supervises the daily workflow and personnel. Assigns and/or oversees work assignments. Supports the ongoing development of staff through coaching. Completes the employee performance evaluation process. Active member of the Respiratory Therapy management team and ensures information/decisions are implemented, supported and enforced.
Develops and implements corrective action plans in conjunction with the Director. Lead performance improvement, staff recognition and engagement in order to achieve and sustain positive outcomes.

3) Collaboration: The Supervisor promotes an environment where open, honest communication allows for equality, shared responsibility, accountability and mutual respect. Ability to develop and maintain constructive interpersonal relationships and promote team collaboration and cooperation during conflict and difficult situations. Participates in leadership meetings as directed by the Director. Leads respiratory team meetings. Seeks opportunities to build healthy relationships with others across the continuum of care in order to advance patient care. Participates on departmental and hospital committees as requested. Provides timely feedback and evaluation to staff through formal and informal forums. Assists with improving staff engagement. Assists the Director in improving the patient/family experience.

4) Management of the Environment: The Superivsor initiates adjustments in staffing and resource utilization in collaboration with the Director to meet identified targets. Role models team work and facilitate conflict resolution within and across teams. At the direction of the Director, develops, updates and implements various policies and procedures related to the practice of respiratory therapy. Plans and executes special projects. Assists with improving staff engagement on designated/assigned shift. Increases visibility of leadership on the night shift.

5) Professional Development: Keeps abreast of new developments in the field. Participates in conferences, meetings and continuing education courses. Brings information back to help advance the team and secure quality outcomes.

6) Time management and organizational skills; ability to meet deadlines. Has knowledge of best practice for clinical performance, infection prevention and patient saftey

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Associate of Arts (Required)


Basic Life Support – American Heart Association, Certified Respiratory Therapist – The National Board for Respiratory Care, Certified Respiratory Therapist – The National Board for Respiratory Care, Registered Respiratory Therapist – The National Board for Respiratory Care

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