PruittHealth Respiratory Care Consultant in Norcross, Georgia
Category : Clinical Services
Location/City : GA - Norcross
Id : 21927
Title: Respiratory Care ConsultantLocation: Atlanta, GAPOSITION SUMMARY:The Respiratory Care Consultant facilitates the quality of patient care through the expansion of care givers knowledge and skills. Provides expert clinical, education and consulting resources to the Clinical Competency Coordinators (CCC) and others who provide education in the centers and offices of PruittHealth. In collaboration with Director of Respiratory Therapy and the Education Team, he/she conducts needs assessment, sets goals and objectives and designs learning experiences that continually strengthen clinicians' abilities to meet the needs of patients and priorities of PruittHealth. The Respiratory Care Consultant improves patient outcomes through education grounded in evidence-based practice and standards of professional and specialty respiratory organizations.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES:EducatorÂ• Conducts needs assessments using a variety of strategic toolsÂ• Assists center CCCs in the assessment of needs and identification of outcomesÂ• Incorporates principles of adult learning in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of education programsÂ• Develops/coordinates education plans related to initial and ongoing competency validationÂ• Develops/coordinates core education to address patient population specific respiratory careÂ• Develops/coordinates core education for the development of beside leadersÂ• Plans, prepares and maintains materials for use in educational programs for accuracy and relevance to the target audienceÂ• Identifies and evaluates instructional materials in all types of media and formatsÂ• Adjusts content and teaching strategies appropriate learner needsÂ• Provides educational opportunities that benefit nurses at all stages of their career developmentÂ• Delivers competence based programs for nursing partners with a focus upon improvement of skills and retention of knowledgeÂ• Develops evidence-based educational materialsÂ• Supports partner development with educational activities (which include wound care, pain management, certification, mentoring, JCAHO requirements, product roll-outs, etc.)Â• Evaluates the effectiveness of educational programmingÂ• Prepares short and long term planning and programs to address identified needsÂ• Teaches content as needed and/or assigned within clinical expertise to facilitate orientation, partner development and/or safe practice.Â• Serves as team member in the BLS Instructor Program and teaches, monitors, and develops others in their performance and teaching skills.
ConsultantÂ• Serves as an educational consultant to centers, patient placement department, task forces, committees, and projects relating to policy, procedure and program developmentÂ• Consults with Regional Teams, Administrators, Director of Health Services, and PruittHealth Consultants regarding Respiratory Therapy program and patient care best practices.Â• Responses to regulatory mandates for research and management of sentinel eventsÂ• Responds to identified needs of PruittHealth to promote quality patient care and safetyÂ• Collaborates with Consulting Services and Operations to recommend educational strategies for the implementation clinical standardsÂ• Consults with CCCs regarding individual learning needsÂ• Provides patient assessment and recommendations for care related to trach and other respiratory needs in collaboration with SNC and center leadership.LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:1. Must be a graduate of an AMA approved program of Respiratory Therapy at the level of a Bachelor's degree, Masters preferred.2. Must be a Registered Respiratory Therapist.3. Must have a Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina License for Respiratory Care Practitioner.4. Must have a minimum of five years clinical experience in patient care covering all major aspects of respiratory care â (set-up and monitoring equipment, oxygen delivery, ventilators, suctioning, administering bronchodilators)5. Five years supervisory experience in Respiratory Care with responsibilities covering evaluations, discipline, problem resolution, and motivation.6. American Heart Association BLS Instructor or Training Center Faculty7. Basic competency in E-mail, Word, Power Point, spreadsheet, and internet programs. Knowledge of Audiovisual equipment set up an advantage8. Effective facilitation, oral presentation skills as well as curriculum and course design experience. Professional writing experiences a plus.For immediate consideration, please click the "Apply Now" at the top right of this screen.At PruittHealth, Committed to Caring isn't simply a tagline, it's the way we do business and it's ingrained in our culture. At PruittHealth, we don't hire employees â we welcome partners!Since its inception in 1969, PruittHealth has been a family-owned innovative organization committed to providing exceptional care across a wide spectrum of services including: skilled nursing care, assisted & independent living, home health care, end-of-life hospice care, rehabilitation, pharmacy/infusion services and more.
Today, the organization is the 14th largest skilled nursing provider in the United States, spans across the Southeast, touches 170 communities, cares for 24,000 patients daily, and is driven by 16,000 passionate partners.PruittHealth is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status.