Respiratory Therapy Supervisor, Nights
- Job Title
- Respiratory Therapy Supervisor, Nights
- Job ID
- Washington, DC 20060
- Other Location
With over 150 years of caring for our community and each other in the Washington DC area, Howard University Hospital has a world-renowned reputation for high-quality, patient-centric care. Howard University Hospital is the nation’s only teaching hospital located on the campus of a Historically Black University and has created a superior learning environment, with groundbreaking research and positive patient outcomes.
Howard University Hospital seeks to hire a Respiratory Therapy Supervisor on Nights in Respiratory Care who will embrace our reach and historic tradition of excellence. If you want to make a difference in someone’s life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.
This full time position is 40 hours, Monday-Friday 11:30 pm-8:00 am, with on-call every other weekend.
This position is responsible for monitoring and reporting quality assurance and quality control activities. This must be performed in accordance with all internal and external established guidelines governing the practices of Respiratory Care.
The Respiratory Therapy Supervisor:
- Schedules and supervises respiratory therapists, technicians and aids per shift or on the absence of the designated shift supervisor. Monitors the performance of therapists, technicians, aides and students.
- Provides the Director with periodic performance evaluations of competency screens of therapist, technicians, and aides.
- Prepares daily clinical work assignments and ensures that all assignments are carded out properly. Responsible for determining and insuring appropriate staffing based upon clinical workload.
- Instructs personnel on his/her shift in proper techniques of all therapy/care and the after care of equipment. Responsible for insuring proper maintenance of all equipment and that all equipment used is kept operable.
- Assures adequate supplies are readily available at all times. Maintains accurate records of malfunctioning equipment removed from service. Evaluates new procedures starts and ventilator patients.
- Attends patient rounds with the physician to ascertain the patient's needs and the prescribed procedures of therapy, making recommendation at that time.
- Participates in the patient care evaluation process in order to assure that quality of care is provided by all staff therapists, technicians and aides. Evaluates and updates, if necessary, the techniques being used for therapy.
- Responsible to investigate incidents and problems and prepare resolutions. Follows the Service and/or University protocol on reporting and handling incidents. Responds to the needs of divisional personnel concerning coverage of the service, patient care problems, equipment, union grievances, make appropriate resolution of problem to management.
- Participates in research projects, special projects and evaluation of new equipment. Conducts and records minutes of meeting with his/her shift. Responsible to communicate all service, divisional, department and hospital information to his/her staff members.
- Assumes other duties and responsibilities that are related and appropriate to the position and area. The above responsibilities are a general description of the level and nature of the work assigned to this classification and are not to be considered as all-inclusive.
- Skilled in respiratory therapy methodologies and techniques.
- Ability to coordinate and organize work.
- Must possess a high degree of independent judgment necessary to solve any interdepartmental problems and to ensure that adequate staff is on hand.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relationships with staff, physicians, Hospital and University officials, and the general public.
- Must be familiar with, follow and enforced the University and Hospital's general policies.
Minimum Requirements Include:
- Graduate with the minimum of an Associate’s Degree from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) or Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
- Three (3) to five (5) years of experience as a Respiratory Therapist.
- One (1) year experience in a supervisory/operations management role is preferred.
- Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential preferred.
- Must meet the District of Columbia licensure requirement.
- Current BLS or ACLS certification.
At Howard University Hospital our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:
Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
Competitive, comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, vacation, sick leave, and 403B retirement plan)
100% tuition remission for employees and their dependent children, after 1 and 2 years respectively
Howard University Hospital requires all external applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment. External Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and, if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at a designated Howard University Hospital location.
- Required Skills
Graduate with the minimum of an Associate’s Degree from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) or Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
Three (3) to five (5) years of experience as a Respiratory Therapist.
One (1) year experience in a supervisory/operations management role is preferred.
Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential preferred.
Must meet the District of Columbia licensure requirement.
Current BLS or ACLS certification.