HOSPITAL CORPORATION OF AMERICA Respiratory Therapist Lead NIGHTS in Independence, Missouri

Job Code: 09726-52052 Full-time Nights rotating weekends CENTERPOINT MEDICAL CENTER INDEPENDENCE, MO RESPIRATORY THERAPY LEAD CENTERPOINT MEDICAL CENTER features 221 private rooms, state-of-the-art equipment and technology, and some of the latest clinical services available to patients. Along with our high-tech services, we also remain focused on providing compassionate care and the best possible customer service for our patients. In addition, we offer numerous features for visitors, including sleeper chairs in patient rooms, comfortable waiting areas, wireless internet access throughout the facility, and more. CENTERPOINT MEDICAL CENTER features the following: * Level II Trauma Center the only one in eastern Jackson County with 24/7 Emergency Services * An accredited Chest Pain Center and a variety of Cardiovascular Services * Orthopedic Services including Total Joints and Sports Medicine * An accredited Cancer Program and a state-of-the-art Breast Center with a nurse navigator * Neuroscience Services for the treatment of brain and spine disorders as well as injuries * Women s Services, including the only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in eastern Jackson County to provide care for early or ill newborns and a labor and delivery unit * Outpatient Services, including a surgery center, advanced wound care center, sleep disorders center, imaging, rehab and more. POSITION SUMMARY: Under the general direction of the Supervisor, will maintain proper staffing based upon census and acuity. The team leader will monitor productivity and assure that all therapists are complying with departmental and hospital policies and procedures. Assure compliance with blood gas quality control, ekg editing, and other assignments as directed. The team leader will be a liason with physicians and nursing house supervisors, to resolve clinical issues as they occur, and then report them to the supervisor. Other duties will include chart audits and supply ordering, and other duties as directed by the supervisor. The team leader provides care for birth to pediatric, pediatric/child patients between 1 to 11 years of age; adolescent patients between 12 to 17 years of age; adult patients between 18 to 64 years; and geriatric patients 65 years and older. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: EDUCATION: GRADUATE FROM A RESPIRATORY THERAPY PROGRAM LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS: LICENSED WITH THE STATE OF MISSOURI. BCLS REQUIRED. ACLS REQUIRED WITHIN FIRST YEAR OF EMPLOYMENT. EXPERIENCE: THREE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AS A RESPIRATORY THERAPIST Last Edited: 04/10/2018Diversity is valued and actively promoted in the workforce at all levels. We strive to celebrate cultural and other differences and consider them strengths of the organization.We are committed to:Providing an inclusive work environment where everyone is treated with fairness, dignity and respect.Recruiting and retaining a diverse staff reflective of the patients and communities we serve.Equal employment opportunities are provided to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected category in accordance to applicable federal, state, or local laws.The policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, transfer, leaves or absence, compensation and training.Employer's Job# 09726-52052Please visit job URL for more information about this opening and to view EOE statement.