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The Education Coordinator coordinates or conducts respiratory therapy in-service activities that are crafted to teach new skills, to update field-related knowledge, to comply with governmental and hospital education and licensing mandates. The Education Coordinator of Respiratory Therapy: screens job applicants, orients new employees, and instructs personnel in the management of pulmonary life support systems and adjuncts; formulates or revises Respiratory Therapy policies, procedures and educational programs as directed by the Manager and Director of the Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine; maintains in-service files, updates training request lists; and prepares periodic summaries of training needed and completed. As appropriate to the job descriptions of Respiratory Therapy personnel, the Education Coordinator periodically evaluates the proficiency of staff RCP's with respect to their understanding of the developmental needs, psycho-social issues, and safety of the neonatal, pediatric, adult, and geriatric patient populations served.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordinates and conducts respiratory therapy in-service training programs.
Conducts Respiratory Therapy Section orientation. Participates in nursing and physician orientation to Respiratory Therapy policies, procedures, and clinical practices. Prepares and delivers extra-departmental lectures as advised.
Formulates and revises Respiratory Therapy orientation manuals, course materials, lectures, and tests that are approved by the Medical Director and used to teach in-services classes, such as Adult and neonatal/pediatric ventilator courses.
Coordinates and conducts new or remedial instruction in the set-up, use, monitoring, and troubleshooting of respiratory therapy equipment.
Performs learning needs assessment of respiratory therapy team and develop education programs based on those needs.
Coordinates the enrollment and attendance of respiratory therapy personnel in courses mandated by the hospital or governmental regulatory agencies.
Formulates, revises, and coordinates implementation of the department's affiliated role in the Community College Respiratory Therapy Program.
Formulates written, field-related questions that are approved by the Medical Director and then used in a verbal question-and-answer format to screen job applicants.
Formulates and revises, as advised, procedural and behavioral memoranda, and submits to the Department Manager and Director for approval.
Maintains and updates various department records, such as staff CEU's, staff proficiencies review, mandated hospital and regulatory agency licensure and mandated course requirements, staff credential status and subspecialty skills. Maintains Respiratory Therapy Section in-service files on all employees.
Remains available to respiratory therapy employees for consultation regarding training and educational opportunities within and outside the department.
Acts as educational liaison for other departments seeking advice on the formulation and implementation of similar policies and crossover procedures.
Participates as advised in online proficiency supervising for purposes of continuous performance improvement.
Performs patient care duties when vital and as advised.
A Masters's Degree in Respiratory Therapy or related field.
Six (6) years of experience as a licensed Respiratory Therapist in acute care (working in all specialties and subspecialties of critical care units).
Trained and independently functional in all shift-specific, adult care subspecialty patient services offered by the CSMC Respiratory Care Service.
Experience in developing and implementing educational programs. Broad base of knowledge related to clinical practice, evidence based practice and supporting an infrastructure focusing on front line/bedside staff member involvement highly preferred.
Valid State of California Respiratory Care Practitioner license (RCP.)
Registered as a Respiratory Therapist.
Valid BLS, ACLS, PALS, and NRP.
Working Title: Respiratory Therapy Education Coordinator - Respiratory Therapy - Full Time - 8hr Days
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