Pulmonary Educator 24 hoursNH-United States-Dover Apply View Saved Jobs Job ID 3128103 Date posted 07/15/2020
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The Pulmonary Medicine Educator/Specialist is responsible for facilitating the development of clinical excellence in the Pulmonary Medicine department through active participation in department based orientation, training, on-going staff development and evaluation of clinical practice of the pulmonary medicine staff. Identifies the learning needs of staff members to design and develop education programs that promote overall professional growth, skill development, and initial and ongoing competence for the staff of pulmonary medicine. Actively participates and collaborates in multi-disciplinary unit, campus and system wide performance improvement teams to enhance patient safety, satisfaction, staff competence, and standards of care. The educator collaborates with the Medical Director and Pulmonary Medicine Manager for guidance and overall direction in implementing policy based improvements in the medical management of the patient population. The educator will be a resource for respiratory care practitioners, health care workers, patients, families and the surrounding community. This individual reports to the direction of the Pulmonary Medicine Manager.
1. Clinical Practice - Administers basic and advanced respiratory care therapeutics/diagnostic services with skill and proficiency.
a.Routinely integrates knowledge, skills and experience to promote optimum care for the patient.
b.Consistently performs basic clinical assessments of cardiopulmonary system with high degree of accuracy. Consistently performs more thorough, advanced cardiopulmonary clinical assessments, with appropriate inclusion of other systems (e.g., cardiovascular, nutritional, neurologic, etc.).
c.Acts a clinical specialist to fellow respiratory therapist, nurses and physicians
d.Performs weaning mechanics as ordered with high proficiency in >90% of the ventilator patients cared for.
e.Routinely develops or refines the ventilator care plan and communicates to the patient care team.
f.Interprets diagnostic and monitoring data with moderate-to-high precision.
g.Routinely integrates patient diagnostic data, response-to-therapy, and the physiologic profile to create a plan-of-care that is sound and consistent with the department standard-of-care.
h.Uses effective time management in work organization and triaging.
i.With consideration for work assignment, routinely (>90%) completes work assignment with minimal assistance.
j.Administers basic respiratory therapeutic interventions with high proficiency and minimal-to-no-supervision. Participates in Medical Response Team with high degree of assessment skills.
k.Proficient in operating all mechanical ventilators used in-house
l.Collects specimens, performs basic and more complex diagnostic testing and validates the quality of the results with moderate-to-high proficiency and minimal supervision.
2. Works effectively and appropriately communicates with other healthcare members, the patient, and families.
.Provides educational training to patient and/or family members as appropriate.
a.Consistently communicates with healthcare members on the care plan, and does so in a manner consistent with the organization standards.
b.Actively seeks ways to assist other members of the healthcare team.
c.Recognized by peers and supervisory staff as collaborative and helpful.
d.Consistently meets established productivity standards.
e.Attends assigned committee meetings and reports findings to peers.
f.Uses strategies and techniques to promote positive learning and practice environments
3. Quality - Utilizes standards, guidelines, protocols and pathways for evidence based practice for the Pulmonary Medicine department.
.Incorporates data and information to continually improve care and practice to enhance outcome.
a.Performs quality improvement projects as assigned by the Pulmonary Medicine Manager/Director
b.Performs audits as assigned by the Pulmonary Medicine Manager/Director
c.Applies departmental protocols and clinical practice guidelines with high precision and compliance when indicated, and does so with minimal supervision.
d.Routinely applies new techniques and procedures with high proficiency within 30 days of training/orientation.
e.Understands the value of QI, the tools used in QI and the performance indicators used in QI.
f.Routinely records data for the QI processes with the department.
g.Reviews and updates department policies with evidence based medicine, as needed
4. Model Expert Practice (Professionalism) - Per New Hampshire RCP laws and Regulations as well as the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) guidelines.
.Successfully completes at least 12 continuing education units and provides documented evidence to the department for the evaluation year.
a.Successfully completes all of the departmental, hospital and system competencies required for job category within the designated timeframe.
b.Supports the advancement of the respiratory care profession by participating in at least two system, hospital, department, or professional initiatives.
c.Exhibits energy, excitement, and a passion for quality work
d.Demonstrates creativity and flexibility in times of change
e.Functions as a change agent and leader
f.Participates in ongoing educational activities related to practice area and clinical issues
g.Acquires and maintains knowledge and skills appropriate to specialty areas and practice settings
h.Communicates effectively in oral or written form
i.Resolves issues with diplomacy and tact
j.Exhibits excellent organizational skills with close attention to detail
k.Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills
5. Educator/Specialist- Supports the professional development of respiratory therapist, clinical staff and respiratory therapy students; Uses strategies and techniques to promote positive learning and practice environments.
.Develops and oversees orientation process and outcomes for respiratory therapists
a.Validates needs with staff, leader(s), and other educators or disciplines as appropriate
b.Assesses learner characteristics, including learning styles and learning needs for program development
c.Plans educational activities to help assigned clinical area(s) meet or exceed goals
d.Effectively delivers educational content one-on-one, in small groups, or in formal presentation settings
e.Supports the involvement of individuals in their own professional development and learning process
f.Serves as a resource for respiratory therapists, clinical staff and RT students
g.Serves as a liaison between colleges and health system, by coordinating RT practicums
h.Translates complex concepts and ideas in understandable terms
i.Collaborates in the development, implementation and evaluation of educational plans
j.Plans and implements programs and projects, using innovation and creativity
k.Creates opportunities for feedback and evaluation of the effectiveness of educational content, materials, techniques, strategies, and learning environment
l.Revises programs and teaching based on evaluation data
m.Involves learners and stakeholders in formulating desired outcomes
n.Develops context-specific outcomes based on organization, stakeholders', and learners' values and goals, as well as current evidence and regulations
o.Documents outcomes, including those that demonstrate learning and program impact
p.Validates staff competencies
q.Identifies desired educational outcomes
r.Facilitates best practices for respiratory assessment and airway management
Experience Minimum Required
• Minimum of 3 years practicing Respiratory Therapy with one year of teaching experience
Education Minimum Required
• Associates degree in Respiratory Therapy from a COARC accredited respiratory therapy education program
• Bachelors of Science degree in Respiratory Therapy or Health Sciences
• Master of Science degree in Respiratory Therapy or Health Sciences
Special Skills Minimum Required
• Age specific criteria
• Training in at least two age populations
• Arterial puncture and analyzing
• Mechanical ventilation strategies
• Airway management strategies
• Development of treatment plans and providing treatment to patients
• Critical thinking skills
•Diagnostic and therapeutic assessment skills
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to work in a matrix-management environment to achieve organizational goals.
• Solid leadership skills, initiative, and self-direction.
• Effective computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
Special Skills Preferred/Desired
• Advanced mechanical ventilation strategies
• Advanced airway management strategies
• Advanced teaching strategies
• Knowledge of Mac OS and mobile device platforms and software
Licensure and/or Certifications Required
• Current New Hampshire Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) licensure.
• Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential by the National board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)
• One specialty credential awarded by the National Board for Respiratory Care •Example: RRT - ACCS, RRT-NPS, RPFT, or RRT - SDS
• Basic Life Support (BLS)
• Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
• Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
• Neonatal-Resuscitation Provider (NRP)
Licensure and/or Certifications Preferred/Desired
• Certified Asthma Educator (AE-C) credential by the National Asthma Educator Certification Board (NAECB)
• National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Practice (NCTTP) credential by the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD)
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
· The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.