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Manager, Neonatal/Pediatric Respiratory Care

Location: Teaneck, NJ, United States
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Holy Name is New Jersey's last remaining independent, Catholic health system, comprising a comprehensive 361-bed acute care medical center, a cancer center, medical fitness center, residential hospice, nursing school, and physician network. The system has a national reputation for providing culturally sensitive care to a diverse population, drawing patients from across the New York City region to its specialty centers and renowned doctors. Holy Name's mission to provide technologically advanced, compassionate and personalized care extends across a continuum that encompasses education, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and wellness maintenance. The system is known as a high-quality, low-cost provider of extraordinary clinical care given by compassionate, highly trained physicians and staff.

A Brief Overview
Manages, supervises and coordinates delivery of respiratory care operations of the neonatal and pediatric population within the medical center. Leads or participates in performance improvement and staff/program development programs. Functions as the clinical and technical resource in all respiratory care modalities across the spectrum of respiratory care. Functions as a consultant to the Respiratory staff and other health care providers within the medical center. The Manager is expected to maintain the skills and competencies to provide quality patient care in a safe and professional environment.

What you will do

  • Directs and coordinates respiratory patient care services in all areas caring for neonatal and pediatrics patients including Special Care Nursery, NICU, Pediatrics Unit, Emergency Department, perioperative areas, etc., on a 24/7 basis
  • Plans, schedules and organizes the workload, ensuring appropriate distribution of assignments and efficient utilization of personnel
  • Coordinates and adjusts staffing requirements based on acuity and volume of patients
  • Participates and coordinates the respiratory team for active participation in multidisciplinary rounds
  • Develops a plan of care in collaboration with physicians and nursing to promote continuity of care and improved outcomes.
  • Orients, educates, and evaluates the respiratory care practitioners (RCP) establishing professional competence on all shifts.
  • Provides guidance, education and direction to the respiratory care practitioners (RCP) to ensure evidence-based competencies are met
  • Ensures compliance with departmental policies and procedures
  • Serves as the department's primary resource for development of clinical policies and procedures, protocols, standards of care, education, assessment and assurance of staff competency, and quality improvement processes.
  • Monitors compliance with infection control and standards of care through observation, verbal reports, audits, written documentation, and shares information with staff for areas of improvement
  • Maintains respiratory supplies and inventory of equipment
  • Collaborates to problem solve and support patient care
  • Maintains necessary records and data for administrative reports.
  • Collaborates with the Director to support staffing and budgetary needs
  • Maintains positive relationships with physicians, nursing and other multidisciplinary team members.
  • Acts as the liaison between Administration, Nursing, Physicians, and department personnel, as appropriate, in daily clinical operations.
  • All other duties as assigned

Education Qualifications

  • Associate's Degree in Respiratory Care or another health-related field required or
  • Bachelor's Degree in Respiratory Care or another health-related field preferred and
  • Graduation from a Respiratory Therapy Program approved by the Commission for the Accreditation of Respiratory Care Education (CoARC) required

Experience Qualifications

  • 3+ years of critical care experience inclusive of Neonatal as a respiratory therapist required and
  • 1-3 years supervisor or manager experience required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge in the clinical application and use of equipment including the following: mechanical ventilation, oscillation, nitric oxide administration, bipap, bubble cpap, high flow oxygen systems, and other modalities as appropriate for age-specific populations.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills are required to direct staff and participate in required projects.
  • Expert skills in applying respiratory care modalities and techniques along with the skills to lead and direct staff.
  • Ability to develop scheduling patterns and implement staffing models.
  • Maintain a work environment that is organized, positive, and highly supportive of a professional role to retain expert respiratory therapists.
  • Computer skills with Word, Excel and other programs

Licenses and Certifications

  • RCP - Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner by the State of New Jersey upon hire required and
  • RRT - Registered Respiratory Therapist with Neonatal Pediatric Specialist (NPS) credential upon hire required and
  • BCLS - Basic Life Support American Heart BLS certification upon hire required and
  • ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support American Heart ACLS certification upon hire required and
  • NRP - Neonatal Resuscitation American Heart NRP certification upon hire required

Holy Name is a mission-driven facility whose quality standards and philosophy are rooted in the principles of its founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. Those principles are exercised daily by the Medical Center's dedicated and talented team of physicians, nurses, allied health employees, and a wide variety of non-clinical administrative and operational staff members. Holy Name is an Equal Opportunity Employer.