Respiratory Therapy Educator

Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital Maryland Heights , MO 63043

Posted 2 months ago

Ranken Jordan is the country's first pediatric bridge hospital. Inpatients and outpatients with complex medical conditions, injuries and illnesses come to our one-of-a-kind facility from throughout the region to get better faster and prepare for the transition back to home.

We are GROWING and our new expansion is now complete! We are looking for amazing new EMPLOYEES like you!

A Peek Behind the Room Divider:

  • Founded in 1941 by Mary Ranken Jordan who implored her staff to "...consider the children, first, in all that we do." These words still guide every employee, every day.

  • Our guiding mission is to help kids and their families' transition from hospital to home. That means we practice world-class pediatric medicine to treat the symptoms but we also train parents and caregivers to provide a high-level of care at home so patients continue to progress after discharge

  • "Care Beyond the Bedside" means that our kids receive their therapies and rehab away from their rooms and out of their beds as much as 70% of the day. The rest of the time, they are playing just being kids in our state of the art facility designed to inspire children!

  • In 2002 we opened our current 34 inpatient hospital in Maryland Heights, MO. In February we are opened a 78,000 sq. ft. addition to double our inpatient beds to 60+ and expand our outpatient practice.

  • We also offer Community Programs that provide wonderful recreational and educational programs for all kids and their families...at no charge!

JOB SUMMARY:

Ranken Jordan is looking for a full time Respiratory Therapy Educator to join the team. In this role you will be responsible for support and implementation of Respiratory Care Education throughout the Hospital. The RTE will be responsible for working with various departments in the initiation and follow up review for respiratory care education. Will provide Educational in-services and training to staff and students on a continued basis.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The Respiratory Therapy Educator will be able to function in all aspects of bedside respiratory care. The RTE will be expected to be able to be the bedside expert on care of respiratory procedures and able to implement knowledge into educational inservices and checkoffs for staff and students. May require some weekends and nights in coordination of educational needs and or staffing support.

  • Will be responsible for overseeing that staff receives bedside respiratory new hire orientation in a timely manner and that the respiratory checklist is completed. Coordinating with the Respiratory Manager, Lead Respiratory Therapist, Medical Staff, Other Departmental Managers, Directors and Leads to schedule and complete the respiratory training and education in a timely manner.

  • Stays up to date on current trends in respiratory care. Will coordinate and schedule in-services and respiratory educational activities. Will be a main contact for vendors for in-services on new and upgraded products.

  • Review and update respiratory care annual Blitz information and online in house respiratory education in coordination with Organizational Development Manager.

  • Will monitor feedback with regards to in house clinical education with respiratory therapy students and staff members. Organizes student and staff member schedules with respiratory staff. Will keep in contact with contracted respiratory programs and provide feedback about student performance to program representatives.

  • Works closely with the Clinical Nurse Education Manger to identify educational needs for clinical staff.

  • Will assist with on call with the Respiratory Care Manager.

  • Will participate with Staff Development Committee and others as assigned.

  • Collaborates with Respiratory Therapy Manager relating to daily rounds on patients, patient care assignments, and Quality Initiatives.

  • Follows up on RT equipment issues with Respiratory Manager and Central Supply.

  • Be a SME for our Electronic Medical Records and will be a go to person for training in the Respiratory Care Department.

  • Assist in updating educational policies and procedures for the respiratory care department.

  • All other duties as assigned by the Respiratory Care Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current Missouri licensure in good standing to practice,

  • RRT with 5 or more years of Pediatric Respiratory Care Experience

  • Current Healthcare Provider CPR BLS certification from the American Heart Association

  • Current Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification.

  • Successful candidates will have strong communication skills and the ability to work independently.

  • Experience with home care ventilators and home respiratory care products a plus.

  • Bachelor of Science Preferred

  • Respiratory therapy education experience preferred.

  • CPI training upon hire and refresher every other year required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

These include stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, grasping, pulling, pushing, standing, carrying, and lifting of light loads (up to 35 lb.).

Ranken Jordan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Respiratory Therapy Educator

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