The Neonatal/Pediatric Clinical Coordinator plans, coordinates, participates in the education, competency, quality assessment and improvement programs for the neonatal, pediatrics, transport, and pediatric pulmonary outpatient clinic for pulmonary services at Sutter Medical Center Sacramento. The incumbent is also responsible for the assisting of nurse orientation and continued education to neonatal, pediatrics, transport, and pediatric pulmonary outpatient clinic pulmonary services staff.
The position serves as the primary resource to the department, medical staff and other members of health delivery team in education, other Sutter Health facilities and surrounding community facilities, standards of care, research protocols, development of clinical policies and procedures, assessment and assurance of staff competency, and quality improvement processes. The incumbent is responsible for identifying and measuring significant quality control measures. The incumbent may asked to function as staff to ensure adequate service coverage. Other responsibilities include back up for the Adult Clinical Coordinator.
Must be licensed in the State of California as a Respiratory Care Practitioner. Graduate of an AMA accredited school of Respiratory Care.
Bachelors degree in Health Sciences, management or Business or related field is required (or equivalent education/experience). Must be recognized by the National Board of Respiratory as a Perinatal/Pediatric Specialist. Must be able to read, speak, write and understand the English language. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is required.
Neonatal Resuscitation Provide (NRP) required. Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) required.
The incumbent must have at least 5 years experience as an RCP having worked recently in neonatal and pediatric clinical care with 3 years of neonatal and pediatric critical care, neonatal and pediatric transport, and pediatric pulmonary outpatient clinic critical care. Previous experience in respiratory education is desired. Previous experience in process improvement is required.
The incumbent must have demonstrated extensive knowledge in respiratory physiology and disease process. Comprehensive knowledge of respiratory equipment and ability to critically evaluate applications is required.
Knowledge of Title 22 and applicable State regulations governing respiratory therapy is required. The incumbent must have knowledge of and ability to apply continuous quality improvement processes. Maintains knowledge and expertise in neonatal, pediatric, transport, and pediatric pulmonary outpatient clinic pulmonary care.
Demonstrate leadership abilities. Knowledge to plan, organize, lead and control the management of the Pulmonary Services Department
The incumbent must demonstrate excellent verbal /written communication, interpersonal, and teaching skills. Computer spreadsheet and word processing skills are required.
Excellent organization and time management skills are necessary. The incumbent must demonstrate ability and self-direction necessary to research and prepare educational curriculum, to effectively teach RCP and nursing participants, test learning, and maintain accurate education records.