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SIDRA2347 - Supervisor - Respiratory Therapy Services

Department: Allied Health Div
Division: Support Services Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 31-Dec-2017
Organizational Profile:

Sidra Medicine is a state of the art academic medical center that will function to the level of the highest international standards. Its clinical focus is on the specialty care of women and children.

Sidra’s Vision is: “Sidra Medicine will be a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top medical centers in the world”.

Achieving this vision will encompass three essential activities:

World Class: Patient and Family Centered Care Health Education Biomedical Discovery

Once fully operational by mid-2018, Sidra Medicine will handle 275,000 outpatient appointments, 11,000 procedures, 100,000 emergency attendances and deliver over 9,000 babies per year, adding capacity to a rapidly growing population and delivering world-class specialist care.

The hospital will include 10 operating theatres, 400 beds, 100 percent single rooms with a private bathroom, a birthing center and an emergency department.

Department Profile:

The Allied Health Department is a diverse mix of professions and services working together to provide patients with the comprehensive care that they require. Allied Health will provide services to neonatal, pediatric and adolescent patients of all specialties, as well as obstetrical and gynecological patients.

The vision of the Department of Allied Health is to provide outstanding care, rehabilitation, and patient/ family support through the provision of high quality clinicians and services working in an interdisciplinary environment that integrates education, research, and innovation into its model of care.

Job Summary: The Supervisor - Respiratory Therapy Services works closely with the Manager- Respiratory Therapy and multi-disciplinary leadership team to oversee the quality of clinical practice provided by respiratory therapists by facilitating adequate training of staff, appropriately allocating resources, and monitoring work. He/ She provides leadership and guidance to the respiratory therapy staff and serves as a resource for the respiratory therapy department, nursing, physicians and all other hospital personnel. S/he provides a comprehensive range of therapeutic and diagnostic procedures to neonatal patients requiring basic and advanced cardiopulmonary and related services. Under direction of a licensed physician, who has special expertise in respiratory care, the Supervisor - Respiratory Therapy Services utilizes the application of scientific principles for the identification, prevention, remediation, research, and rehabilitation of acute or chronic cardiopulmonary dysfunction thereby promoting optimum health and function.
Key Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Supports and provides direction for evidence-based practice by participating in and encouraging the respiratory therapy staff in evaluative research activities
  • Assumes responsibility for scheduling and assignment of personnel and ensures that assignments reflect appropriate utilization of personnel, considering scope of practice, competencies, patient needs and complexity of care
  • Coordinates all emergency responses
  • Develops patient care protocols
  • Evaluates patient care plans
  • Provides orientation, education and training as needed
  • Participates in the development and maintenance of a performance improvement program. Takes measures to continuously improve the quality of services delivered
  • Assures respiratory therapy staff competency and safety
  • Participates in the developing, reviewing, and updating of Respiratory Therapy policies and procedures relevant to the neonatal population
  • Appraises performance of all staff members and develops performance plans and professional goals
  • Ensures quality control and proper auditing within the department related to billing, documentation, infection control, or other related matters
  • Monitors adherence to policy, procedures and practice guidelines
  • Coordinates the evaluation of products/ equipment
  • Coordinates and monitors departmental improvement projects
  • Assists with all departmental clinical research projects
  • Provides input into departmental equipment selection and function
  • Assures safe and appropriate working environment
  • Liaises with the procurement team to ensure appropriate supply inventory
  • Participates in recruitment and selection of respiratory therapists
  • Participates in and/ or leads departmental and/ or multidisciplinary committees and meetings
  • Monitors and reports all patient care, safety, medication, technical and employee incidents
  • Assures appropriate staff and respective skill level 
  • Provides complex therapy requiring considerable independent judgment, such as caring for patients who require inhaled nitric oxide therapy and high frequency oscillatory ventilation
  • Assumes on-call responsibilities as needed
  • Serves as a role model for Respiratory Therapy; teaches, mentors, and coaches as necessary and develops direct reports to become preceptors
  • Ensures compliance with all regulatory agencies and legal requirements
  • Provides patient care as needed
  • Participates in the promotion and maintenance of effective communication and teamwork. Treats colleagues, patients, and visitors with dignity and respect at all times
  • Actively welcomes and provides support for new staff/ students to the unit. Contributes to the retention of all staff to meet the unit specific turnover rate goal. Participates in retention activities
  • Maintains a professional demeanor at all times. Acts as a role model for direct reports
  • Upholds the organizational values at all times
  • Follows all Hospital related policies and procedures
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
  • Maintains confidentiality of women and children at all times
  • Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies 
In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra during this early-operational phase, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.
Essential Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Relevant Field; Master's preferred
  • 5 years relevant clinical experience including 2 years progressive management experience
  • Current registration and license from Country of Origin; RRT, BLS, NRP, ACLS, and PALS (or equivalent)
  • Evidence of effective communication skills
  • Effective team member
  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Sidra’s Organizational Values:
  • Trust: Being competent; acting consistently, reliably and predictably; acting with honesty and integrity; respecting patient, employee and commercial confidentiality; delivering on commitments
  • Care: Acting with empathy, kindness and compassion; being humble; listening and responding; acting with cultural sensitivity; Caring for patients and staff
  • Teamwork: Sharing information and knowledge and learning from demonstrated expertise; being respectful, and thereby earning respect of others; acting with professionalism; leading and following; collaborating and being accessible
  • Transparency: Frequent and honest communication; open access to information for decision making; willingly acknowledge shortcomings; speaking up about concerns; publishing performance indicators
  • Innovation: Freedom to innovate; welcoming ideas and encouraging creativity; supporting talent; creating confidence; celebrating successes
  • Efficiency: Providing measurable value; using data to drive decision making; having and achieving clear goals; building processes that work; continuously improving outcomes in patient and family care
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