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We are searching for a Coordinator of Respiratory Care -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will demonstrate clinical expertise in the physical and educational aspects of Respiratory Care for the pediatric and neonatal patient population and their families as outlined in the unit profiles. The CRS works interdependently with and independently of the multi-disciplinary team. Scope of practice will include practitioner, educator, researcher, change agent, and administrator. The CRS is dedicated to promoting optimal patient/family care with the ultimate goal of enhanced patient/family outcomes.
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Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.
Required H.S. Diploma or GED. Preferred Bachelor's Degree. Degree may substitute for the experience
RCP - License Respiratory Care – RCP by the Texas Medical Board, RRT CERT - Cert-Registered Respiratory Therapist by the National Board for Respiratory Care
4 years of respiratory care experience
Serves as an advanced clinical practitioner. Collaborates with the health care team to assist in the planning, implementing, and evaluating of treatment approaches utilizing clinical knowledge, sound judgment, and problem-solving. For example, participation in interdisciplinary rounds offering a Respiratory Care perspective to patient care; evaluating response to interventions and modifying plan of care; consults with other disciplines as needed. Acts as a clinical resource to staff and other members of the health care team. For example, available by pager or phone when out of the unit; approached by staff and other members of the health care team regarding clinical issues in the area of expertise.
Maintains clinical skills by providing direct patient care and related activities. Performs patient care and related activities within the scope of their training and responsibilities (demonstrating advanced clinical competencies in an area of expertise). Participates in ongoing communication and collaboration with other members of the patient’s interdisciplinary care team
Serves as an educational resource in expertise for the patient and family, and other health care professionals. Assesses the learning needs of staff, family, and patients. For example, directly observes Respiratory Care staff; surveys the needs of the staff; interviews families. Facilitates the acquisition of knowledge through formal and informal teaching. For example, teaches staff at the bedside; teaches in a classroom setting; coordinates educational activities as needed; provides input into the unit educational plans; teaches families/patients.
Serves as a researcher. Conducts research and development activities for Respiratory Care. Consistently applies new knowledge relevant to pediatric and neonatal Respiratory Care to clinical practice. For example: incorporates current literature and research findings relevant to health care of pediatric patients and their families; applies research in the writing of policies, standards of care, and protocols; collects and analyzes data, monitors progress and makes recommendations to improve patient outcomes or processes.
Serves as a change agent. Facilitates change in clinical practice to positively affect patient outcomes. For example, reviews current practice to determine appropriateness and cost-effectiveness; provides expert knowledge in the planning, development, and implementation of special projects; development, review, and revision of policies, standards of care, and protocols.
Serves as an administrator. Supports and facilitates the attainment of institutional goals and strategic plans. For example, demonstrates the ability to problem solve and resolve conflicts; participates in hospital-wide committees and projects; provides leadership at the unit/service level.
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