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Medical University of South Carolina MUHA EB89 - Respiratory Shift Leader- Peds (Night) in Charleston, South Carolina

Entity/Organization: MUHA (Medical University Hospital Authority/Medical Center)

Hours per week: 40

Scheduled Work Hours/Shift: Night

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Hourly

Job Summary/Purpose: With limited supervision, the Respiratory Therapy Shift Leader (RTSL) works in collaboration and reports directly to the Respiratory Director and Manager. The Respiratory Therapy Shift Leader is responsible for continuous staff supervision, operations management, emergency response and coordination. This role covers emergency response, on-call, and/or critical staffing as necessary. This position provides recommendations regarding policies and procedures, guidelines, educational materials, evidence based practice, process and quality improvement initiatives as required. The RTSL assists the Respiratory Manager and Director with the orientation, scheduling, development, performance feedback, and disciplinary process for care team members. Acts as a patient, family, interdisciplinary resource to addresses concerns, supports problem resolution and oversees care. This position ensures the delivery of high quality Respiratory Care Service throughout the medical center. Weekends and holidays as scheduled required. The RTSL assists with providing leadership presence and staff support by providing coverage for at minimum 1 holiday per year and 2 weekend shifts per six (6) weeks of unit staffing schedule. NPS certification preferred.

Requirements (Education, Work Experience, Licensure, Registry &/or Certifications): Bachelor’s degree, in a field related to position required or Associates degree with current enrollment in an accredited Bachelor’s degree program in a related field with graduation within 3 years of position acceptance. Certification in a specialty area strongly preferred. Graduate with certificate of completion from a two or four-year NBRC approved program in respiratory care. Three years of work experience in the practice of respiratory care specific to acute care delivery in specified patient populations, with at least one year of tertiary level respiratory care work experience. Leadership experience as a shift, team, educator or departmental leader is required. Work and/or educational experience centered on promoting group/team working relations is required. Extensive knowledge of the department’s patient population, health care trends, community and regional resources and service availability to these populations. Demonstrated ability to role model and establish effective collegial working relationships and communications with diverse groups and individuals, medical staff, and other healthcare disciplines. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite. Strong time management, project management, technical, critical thinking, and clinical skills are required. Knowledge of regulatory requirements preferred.

Requirements on or after April 1, 2020, all candidates must have a BS in a related field as well as above qualifications.

Registry with the National Board of Respiratory Care as a Registered Respiratory Therapist. Licensed in the state of South Carolina to practice respiratory therapy. American Association of Respiratory Care member.

Current Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) required, either a certification from an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS for Healthcare Providers (or AHA recognized equivalent) or an American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider.

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions while standing. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while sitting. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions while walking. (Continuous) Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outside in temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to work from elevated areas. (Frequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Continuous) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Frequent) Ability to perform "pinching" operations. (Frequent) Ability to perform gross motor activities with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to perform firm grasping with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to perform fine manipulation with fingers and hands. (Continuous) Ability to reach overhead. (Frequent) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Ability to use lower extremities for balance and coordination. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift/lower objects 50 lbs. from/to floor from/to 36 inches unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift from 36" to overhead 25 lbs. (Infrequent) Ability to exert up to 50 lbs. of force. (Frequent) Examples include\\: To transfer a 100 lb. patient that can not assist in the transfer requires 50 lbs. of force. For every 100 additional pounds, assistance will be required from another healthcare worker. 20 lbs. of force is needed to push a 400 lb. patient in a wheelchair on carpet. 25 lbs. of force is required to push a stretcher with a patient with one hand. Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand or at a distance. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects\\; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to deal effectively with stressful situations. (Continuous) Ability to work rotating shifts. (Frequent) Ability to work overtime as required. (Frequent) Ability to work in a latex safe environment. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) (Selected Positions) *Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous) *(Selected Positions) *Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and as required. (Continuous) (Selected Positions)