Respiratory Therapist/Respiratory Clinical Educator - Full Time - Statewide Recruiting

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Respiratory Therapist/Respiratory Clinical Educator - Full Time - Statewide Recruiting

Anchorage, AK
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    Under general direction manages the clinical staff education program at ANMC; develops and presents classroom training to improve staff effectiveness in health service delivery.

    Required Skills

    Performs respiratory therapy assessments according to Department procedures.

    Administers respiratory treatment in various modalities for acute and chronic respiratory illness as prescribed by the medical staff for neonate, pediatric, adolescent and adult patients.

    Ensures delivery of clinically appropriate respiratory care procedures. Instructs, orients and recommends respiratory care and procedures to medical staff, allied health professionals and medical students.

    Mechanical Ventilation and oxygen support systems: Perform set-up, monitoring, assessment of equipment/pt. interface and makes appropriate changes. Recognizes abnormal changes and immediately notifies physician.

    Maintains secure and patent airways and performs nasal, nasotracheal, endotracheal and oral suctioning. Evaluates test results for clarity and accuracy; reviews tests with peers. Distributes completed test results to physicians and service providers.

    Maintains patient charts, enters diagnosis and billing codes, logs data into patient information systems, and updates file systems for tests and treatments performed. Provides patient education and instruction and answers questions and explains procedures.

    Maintains competency and certification on all current and new procedures and equipment related to delivery of respiratory care.

    Cleans and sterilizes equipment and workspace. Recognizes equipment malfunctions and readjusts equipment or refers for repair.

    Assesses training needs; designs, develops, implements, evaluates and revises clinical education programs; consults with staff to define needs and suggest solutions. Delivers training for clinical staff utilizing appropriate training methods, adult learning concepts and facilitation skills.

    Assures that training programs are results-oriented and return value to the organization. Reviews changes in clinical technology, procedures, program services and policy-mandated courses; develops revised training content to meet new objectives; updates training content and schedule.

    Researches, analyzes and evaluates new training materials. Develops, improves and updates course content and instructional methods. Prepares and coordinates the development of training programs and materials.

    Prepares, administers, and scores tests; maintains necessary records on students to support credentialing and accreditation. Maintains comprehensive database and related documentation for clinical staff attendance at mandated training programs. Researches files to obtain requested information, insert additional data, and check accuracy of documents. Counsels students and provides special help as needed. Participates in committee and program development work to assist in coordinating training methods and techniques.

    Compiles, analyzes, and updates statistical information, reports; tracks informational trends, and training costs. Participates in continuing education as necessary to meet changing program needs and to maintain necessary professional skills

    Performs other duties as assigned.

    Required Experience

    • Knowledge of training theories and methods to develop training programs.
    • Knowledge of instructional program design, including the development of lesson plans.
    • Knowledge of adult learning principles and effective presentation techniques.
    • Knowledge of professional protocols and practices in patient treatment, and the use of medical equipment.
    • Knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology and concepts of disease.
    • Skill in interpreting and analyzing patient care issues and regulations to develop training programs.
    • Skill in planning, organizing, scheduling and conducting in-service training classes.
    • Skill in organizing and maintaining records and related training documentation.
    • Skill in researching, analyzing and evaluating new training materials.
    • Skill in evaluating healthcare issues, and making recommendations based on observations.
    • Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with other ANMC employees.
    • Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software applications.

    MINIMUM EDUCATION QUALIFICATION An Associates of Science Degree; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

    MINIMUM EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION Non-supervisory - Five (5) years of clinical care experience in area of specialty which demonstrates leadership skills and ability to work within a team environment, effective communication, interpersonal and organizational skills, data analysis and research interpretation skills, and computer/word processing skills.

    MINIMUM CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATION Must be registered as an RRT by the NBRC and remain active with all credentialing requirements. Current Basic Life Support card. Advanced Cardiac Life Support preferred at hire date, but must achieve within six-months of hire, and must maintain continuously.

    PREFERRED EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION Experience in the Alaska Tribal Health System. Training or experience specific to worksite wellness programs is highly preferred, as is experience with implementation of systems change in worksite settings.

    MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS The following demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must be able to lift approximately 50 pounds. ANMC is not a latex free environment. Therefore, some latex exposure can be expected.

  • Qualifications

    Performs respiratory therapy assessments according to Department procedures.

    Administers respiratory treatment in various modalities for acute and chronic respiratory illness as prescribed by the medical staff for neonate, pediatric, adolescent and adult patients.

    Ensures delivery of clinically appropriate respiratory care procedures. Instructs, orients and recommends respiratory care and procedures to medical staff, allied health professionals and medical students.

    Mechanical Ventilation and oxygen support systems: Perform set-up, monitoring, assessment of equipment/pt. interface and makes appropriate changes. Recognizes abnormal changes and immediately notifies physician.

    Maintains secure and patent airways and performs nasal, nasotracheal, endotracheal and oral suctioning. Evaluates test results for clarity and accuracy; reviews tests with peers. Distributes completed test results to physicians and service providers.

    Maintains patient charts, enters diagnosis and billing codes, logs data into patient information systems, and updates file systems for tests and treatments performed. Provides patient education and instruction and answers questions and explains procedures.

    Maintains competency and certification on all current and new procedures and equipment related to delivery of respiratory care.

    Cleans and sterilizes equipment and workspace. Recognizes equipment malfunctions and readjusts equipment or refers for repair.

    Assesses training needs; designs, develops, implements, evaluates and revises clinical education programs; consults with staff to define needs and suggest solutions. Delivers training for clinical staff utilizing appropriate training methods, adult learning concepts and facilitation skills.

    Assures that training programs are results-oriented and return value to the organization. Reviews changes in clinical technology, procedures, program services and policy-mandated courses; develops revised training content to meet new objectives; updates training content and schedule.

    Researches, analyzes and evaluates new training materials. Develops, improves and updates course content and instructional methods. Prepares and coordinates the development of training programs and materials.

    Prepares, administers, and scores tests; maintains necessary records on students to support credentialing and accreditation. Maintains comprehensive database and related documentation for clinical staff attendance at mandated training programs. Researches files to obtain requested information, insert additional data, and check accuracy of documents. Counsels students and provides special help as needed. Participates in committee and program development work to assist in coordinating training methods and techniques.

    Compiles, analyzes, and updates statistical information, reports; tracks informational trends, and training costs. Participates in continuing education as necessary to meet changing program needs and to maintain necessary professional skills

    Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Industry
    Hospital and Health Care