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Become A Respiratory Supervisor

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Working As A Respiratory Supervisor

  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Getting Information
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Stressful

  • Make Decisions

  • $51,587

    Average Salary

What Does A Respiratory Supervisor Do At NYU Medical Center

* Demonstrates knowledge of accepted standards, policies, procedures, staff responsibilities and equipment related to provision of comprehensive respiratory care.
* Assesses departmental workload and available staffing levels, equitably assigns staff to ensure timely service delivery, and effectively manages care delivery on assigned shifts.
* Ensures staff adherence to Medical Center and departmental policies and procedures as well as accepted standards of practice.
* Provides appropriate respiratory care related education to respiratory care staff, patients, family members, nurses, physicians, affiliated students, and other members of the Medical Center community.
* Provides leadership, guidance and progressive discipline to assigned staff as required.
* Develops and effectively implements plan for management of assigned Service Area; timely completes Service Area assignments.
* Performs other duties as assigned

What Does A Respiratory Supervisor Do At Apria

* Oversees daily respiratory care functions necessary for comprehensive and high quality care.
* Ensures respiratory therapy services are provided to patients in a professional and appropriate manner.
* Ensures patients and caregivers can effectively operate and maintain equipment.
* Ensures all respiratory therapy personnel are competent on the uses and instruction of all equipment.
* Ensures respiratory therapy services are provided to patients in compliance with company policies and procedures, Joint Commission standards, and federal and state regulations.
* Consults with referring physician regarding patient treatment, medical condition, home environment and plan of care.
* Manages/monitors corporate respiratory therapy programs.
* Monitors branch compliance to quality assurance and control procedures by conducting routine audits of respiratory care services provided.
* May manage multiple branch locations as needed.
* OTHER DUTIES
* Performs other duties as required.
* SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
* Responsible for hiring, coaching, and performance management of subordinate staff.
* Supervises the activities of subordinate staff.
* Provides direction and guidance in work assignments.
* Ensures timely and accurate completion of tasks.
* Typically supervises a team of primarily nonexempt employees.
* Conducts in-services and on-going educational training classes.
* Monitors subordinate enrollment and completion of assigned training courses.
* Monitors branch compliance to quality assurance and control procedures by conducting routine audits of respiratory care services provided.
* Minimum Required Qualifications

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How To Become A Respiratory Supervisor

Respiratory therapists typically need an associate’s degree, but some have bachelor’s degrees. Respiratory therapists are licensed in all states except Alaska; requirements vary by state.

Education

Respiratory therapists need at least an associate’s degree, but employers may prefer applicants who have a bachelor’s degree. Educational programs are offered by colleges and universities, vocational–technical institutes, and the Armed Forces. Completion of a program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care may be required for licensure.

Respiratory therapy programs typically include courses in human anatomy and physiology, chemistry, physics, microbiology, pharmacology, and math. Other courses deal with therapeutic and diagnostic procedures and tests, equipment, patient assessment, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). In addition to coursework, programs have clinical components that allow therapists to gain supervised, practical experience in treating patients.

High school students interested in applying to respiratory therapy programs should take courses in health, biology, math, chemistry, and physics.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Respiratory therapists are licensed in all states except Alaska, although requirements vary by state. Licensure requirements in most states include passing a state or professional certification exam. For specific state requirements, contact the state’s health board.

The National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) is the main certifying body for respiratory therapists. The Board offers two levels of certification: Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) and Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT).

CRT is the first-level certification. Applicants must have earned an associate’s degree from an accredited respiratory therapy program, or completed the equivalent coursework in a bachelor’s degree program, and pass an exam.

The second-level certification is RRT certification. Applicants must already have CRT certification, meet other education or experience requirements, and pass an exam.

Important Qualities

Compassion. Respiratory therapists should be able to provide emotional support to patients undergoing treatment and be sympathetic to their needs.

Detail oriented. Respiratory therapists must be detail oriented to ensure that patients are receiving the appropriate treatments and medications in a timely manner. They must also monitor and record various pieces of information related to patient care.

Interpersonal skills. Respiratory therapists interact with patients and often work as part of a team. They must be able to follow instructions from a supervising physician.

Patience. Respiratory therapists may work for long periods with patients who need special attention.

Problem-solving skills. Respiratory therapists need strong problem-solving skills. They must evaluate patients’ symptoms, consult with other healthcare professionals, and recommend and administer the appropriate treatments.

Science and math skills. Respiratory therapists must understand anatomy, physiology, and other sciences and be able to calculate the right dose of a patient’s medicine.

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Top Skills for A Respiratory Supervisor

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Top Respiratory Supervisor Skills

  1. Respiratory Therapy Services
  2. Respiratory Care Services
  3. ICU
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Insure quality of respiratory therapy services delivered to patient.
  • Maintain safe operation of respiratory care services by adhering to governmental and hospital safety regulations.
  • Project manager for development and coordination of curriculum for annual Respiratory Department.
  • Facilitated quality assurance programs to guarantee quality patient care.
  • Assisted the department director in managing the department and providing respiratory and pulmonary services.

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