Job Description Adventist Health White Memorial is a unique faith-based teaching hospital serving East Los Angeles and the surrounding area. The non-profit, 353-bed hospital is committed to improving the health of the community by providing high quality and comprehensive care with inpatient and outpatient services. White Memorial has served the community for over 100 years, and today is regionally recognized for state-of-the-art technology and specialty care services provided by some of the best physicians in Los Angeles whose credentials include pioneering research, ivy-league education and a commitment to compassionate and culturally-competent care. In 2019 Adventist Health White Memorial won the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Visit AdventistHealthWhiteMemorial.org for more information about the hospital. Job Summary: Assists in the management and coordination of respiratory care services within the organization. Demonstrates the ability to meet the needs and provide service to all age groups-infancy through geriatrics. Supervises technicians, technologists, Respiratory Care Practitioners and ancillary personnel. Coordinates and equally performs those duties directly involved with a variety of respiratory care procedures. Supervises and directs the activities of various levels of assigned personnel using both professional and supervisory discretion and independent judgment. Job Requirements: Education and Work Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education/related experience: Required Master’s Degree: Preferred Five years’ clinical experience in an acute care setting: Preferred Leadership experience: Preferred Licenses/Certifications: Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner: Required Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or Basic Life Support (BLS OR HS-BLS OR RQIBLS) certification: Required Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS OR HS-PALS OR RQIPALS) certification: Preferred Facility Specific License/Certifications: Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or HeartCode PALS (HPALS): Required Hospital Fire and Life Safety (HLFS): Required Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP): Required Essential Functions: Coordinates technicians, technologists, Respiratory Care Practitioners and ancillary personnel within the specific areas, procedures and satellites of the department. Coordinates and equally performs those duties directly involved with a variety of technical procedures. Directs and coordinates department activities and staffing assignments for patient care, reassessing needs throughout the shift and making adjustments as needed. Assesses and prepares staffing schedules that meet departmental needs for all shifts as needed. Monitors employee time and attendance. Monitors and evaluates unit operation for quality and efficiency with a focus on improvement. Demonstrates leadership skills by providing positive role model and enhancing personal growth. Demonstrates communication skills through interaction with customers, peers, physicians and other departments. Monitors and evaluates employee performance , competencies and productivity to ensure proper work levels of quality and quantity are maintained. Evaluate staff performance for annual appraisal and ongoing as performance issues arise. Coaches as needed. Provides corrective action, where deems appropriate, through the issuance of oral and written reprimands. In-services newly hired personnel and recommends, participates, and formulates teaching programs and in-service educational classes. Ensures the quality improvement programs for the department meets regulatory agency standards along with providing statistical reports and updates. Performs Quality Assurance audits to monitor quality of Respiratory functions for their specific areas. Reviews and updates departmental policies and procedure with Respiratory Manager. Reports challenges related to staffing, morale, work methods, and procedures. Coordinates and supervises operational policies and procedures within the assigned department. Interfaces with vendors regarding supplies and equipment making purchase recommendations to administrative personnel. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Organizational Requirements: Adventist Health is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our associates and patients. Therefore, we require that all associates receive all required vaccinations, including, but not limited to, measles, mumps, flu (based on the seasonal availability of the flu vaccine typically during October-March each year), COVID-19 vaccine (required in CA, HI and OR) etc., as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter. Medical and religious exemptions may apply. About Us Adventist Health is more than an award-winning health system. We provide whole-person care to our communities and champion the greater good – from the operating room to the boardroom, we are driven by our unique passion to live God’s love through health, wholeness and hope. From Oregon to Oahu, we have a calling to always do more. Now is your chance to apply your passion to our mission.