Pediatric Clinical Team Lead - Pediatrics Duke University Hospital - Nights
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 229704
Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area.
For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
Pediatric Clinical Team Lead - Pediatrics Duke University Hospital - Nights
Duke University Hospital seeks to hire an Pediatric Clinical Team Lead who will embrace our mission of Advancing Health Together.
General Description of the Job Class
The Clinical Lead, Respiratory Therapist (RT) is a role developed to work in coordination with the RT leadership in an assigned unit or department to ensure the work is accomplished effectively. The Clinical Lead RT is the first line of support for staff, physicians, and other related providers on concerning RT specific clinical issues and topics. They will supervise, perform, evaluate and coordinate diagnostic and therapeutic clinical procedures as defined in the Respiratory Care Services scope of clinical practice, performing work in accordance with physician orders in the neonatal, pediatric and adult patient populations in intermediate, intensive and emergency care areas. They will be responsible for supervising, coaching, and mentoring their assigned core group of staff.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
Perform all duties and responsibilities of the Respiratory Care Practitioner, Advanced Respiratory Care Practitioner and ECMO specialist
Demonstrates strong critical thinking skills, rapidly prioritizes both planned and unplanned events and proactively addresses actual and potential issues, exceeding patient expectations
Instruct and supervise patient and therapeutic assessments to assure optimal medical decisions
Expert in all RT technology in the assigned departments
Coordinate all emergency responses
Assist in the development/updates with clinical care protocols/policy and procedures
Evaluate patient care plans
Ability to interact with physicians/medical staff on a high level
Function as a liaison between Clinical Resource Manager, and Clinical Engineering to ensure proper operation and service of equipment. Document and report any malfunctioning or broken equipment
Develop expected job results, performance plans, and professional goals for assigned staff
Provide input into applicant hiring and termination decisions
Monitor and report all patient care, safety, medication, technical, and employee incidents
Monitor adherence to policy, procedures and practice guidelines
Monitor ventilator protocol adherence
Implement any necessary corrective actions in a timely manner
Conduct shift planning to include assignments and redirection of staff as needed
Assure appropriate supply inventory
Coordinate and monitor departmental improvement projects
Communicate daily activities to RT leadership
Provide orientation, education and training as needed internal and external to Duke Respiratory Care Services
Assure/Assess respiratory care staff competency and safety
Plan and conduct instructional sessions
Communicate/educate changes in policy and procedures in an effective/consistent manner
Coordinate the evaluation of products/equipment
Provide input into departmental equipment selection and function
Assist with all departmental clinical research projects
Serve on department related committees
Required Qualifications at this Level
Work requires completion of a Bachelor's degree in Respiratory Care, Healthcare, Business, or a field related to the assigned clinical discipline.
Note: Candidates without a Bachelor's degree will be required to complete their degree within three (3) years of appointment.
Five years of experience in clinical respiratory therapy, including at least three years of experience in intensive care respiratory therapy; supervisory experience preferred.
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
Current RT licensure from the North Carolina State Board of Respiratory Care
Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)
Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS)
Certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Certification in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Certification in Neonatal Resuscitation Program (if applicable)
Respiratory Specific Certifications (to be completed within 1 year of hire)
Adult Clinical Lead RT Adult Critical Care Specialist (ACCS)
Pediatric Clinical Lead RT Neonatal Pediatric Specialist (NPS)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge necessary to make appropriate clinical decisions and interaction relative to the specific age of a patient.
Skills validation/certification of competencies for the duties and responsibilities required for a Level I RT.
Work involves contact with patients of all ages, family members, physicians, nursing, and all other members of the health care team.
Work is performed in all areas of the hospital.
Work may require lifting or pushing in excess of 30 pounds.
Required to carry emergency airway bag weighing approximately 20 pounds.
Work requires walking, running, climbing and bending.
Customer service and communication expertise.
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Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.
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