Clinical Supervisor, Pulmonary Function Lab

DEPARTMENT: Division of Respiratory Care

SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Senior Clinical Director, Respiratory Care, Senior Clinical Director, Emergency Department

COLLABORATIVE RELATIONSHIPS: Physicians, Nurses, Clinical Coordinators, Respiratory Therapists, Business Office/Registration Staff, Clerical Support Staff, Chaplains, Interdepartmental Staff , Community Providers, Parents, Caregivers and Patients.

TITLES SUPERVISED: Respiratory Therapist I, II, and III


PURPOSE OF POSITION: Work collaboratively with Senior Clinical Director(s) in the planning and management of respiratory care services in the emergency department. The supervisor has responsibility for the day to day operations of the respiratory care services and facilitates the linkage between the clinical and management aspects of the emergency department. Supervise, direct and evaluate the skills and work performance of all respiratory acre personnel in the emergency department of a medical center dedicated to the care of infants, children and adolescents.

·Compliance - Patient Services Management
Sustain a working understanding of regulatory requirements and accreditation standards. Evaluate area of responsibility for compliance with regulatory and accreditation standards. Identify best practices as well as deficiencies to share with peers and make recommendations for improvement. Participate in the development of corrective action plans to guide needed and sustainable improvements. Provide project leadership, and/or hands-on support for implementation of operational dashboards that allow the area AVP to monitor progress and insure gains are attained and sustained. Ensure that compliance and readiness plans are current. Work with department leaders of Center for Professional Excellence (CPE) and Accreditation Services to improve staff competency, compliance and documentation. Enhance relationships to promote interdisciplinary involvement and knowledge of compliance standards, status, and actions. Track laws, regulations and standards that may affect practice and policies. Work with direct reports to insure that needed changes are made by the effective date of any change(s) in requirements.
·Patient Care - Age Specific and Culturally Diverse
Consistently integrates age specific and culturally diverse concepts into patient care, taking into consideration both the patient's chronological age and developmental functioning.
·Clinical Practice
Works collaboratively with Senior Clinical Director(s) in the planning, organization, and direction of the respiratory care services in the Emergency Department. Plans, manages, organizes, directs, and evaluates the work performance of supervised staff on a day to day basis. Acts as Role Model, Clinical Expert and Resource to all members of the health care team. Participates in the evaluation, selection and interview process of new personnel in conjunction. with the Director(s) of Respiratory Care and Emergency Department. Facilitates utilization of 'Evidence Based Care' (Clinical Pathways) and standardized approved criteria to improve coordination and level of care. Support, interpret and enforce CCHMC policy and procedure as well as Emergency department and respiratory care policies. Provides direct patient care that reflects current professional practice. Maintains thorough knowledge of Respiratory Care Ohio Revised Code.Participate in establishing job requirements and goals, ensure that clinical practice is at standards set by CCHMC respiratory care division and Ohio revised code.
·Professional Growth
Facilitate, promote and support council activities. Demonstrate commitment to profession at large. Demonstrate accountability for self growth and learning, serving as a role model to peers. Support and/or participate in educational and research activities.
Utilize principles of group dynamics to facilitate productive group behavior. Recognize and appreciate the value of professional and cultural diversity. Collaborate with health care team members to develop/achieve goals which benefit patient care and professional practice.
·Data Analysis
Designs new processes, collects and measures data, reviews and reports performance over time. Improves and redesigns processes based on the evaluation, reassesses continuously.
·Customer Service
Utilize constructive approaches to problem solving and conflict resolution. Assist in establishing and maintaining departments customer service standards. Participate in identifying improvements in response to customer needs. Facilitates involvement of patients/families (shared care) in decisions and goal setting for care outcomes.

Skills & Competencies
Using time efficiently and productively; prioritizing multiple tasks properly to meet deadlines; recognizing time constraints and adjusting work schedule to address them.
·Communication - Intermediate
Good verbal, written and/or interpersonal communication skills
·Training - Basic
Knowledge of basic training methods and techniques
·Diversity Appreciation
Understanding and showing respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of all individuals; leveraging differences in others' perspectives and ideas; appreciating cultural differences and adjusting one's approach to successfully integrate with others who are different from oneself
·Professional Knowledge/Ability
Professional knowledge and ability sufficient to effectively carry out the responsibilities of the position
Demonstrated leadership and management skills
Strong organizational and project management skills to handle projects independently.
Displaying contagious enthusiasm for one's work; being excited to work; pursuing work with a sense of urgency and fervor
·Professional Demeanor
Demonstrates an independent work initiative, sound judgment, diplomacy, tact and professional demeanor

·Bachelor's Degree OR Equivalent
·Graduate of an AMA approved respiratory care program
·Registered Respiratory Therapist (RT) & licensed in the State of Ohio as a Professional RT
·Demonstrates strong leadership and educational skills
·5 years related experience

·Previous supervisory experience
-Previous PulmonaryFunction Testing experience and/or CPFT or RPFT credential