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Respiratory Care Coordinator

Location: Baldwin Park, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 809645 Date posted: 07/09/2019
Description:

Assists in the planning, development, and implementation of Respiratory Care programs, and or education, for inpatient or outpatient staff. Will coordinate high quality, cost-effective care for patient population with COPD, asthma, Cystic Fibrosis, sleep disorders, and home oxygen. Coordinates all aspects of Respiratory Care, and or Respiratory Care Blood Gas Laboratory. Collaborates with managers, physicians, and patient care staff to identify and resolve Respiratory & Pulmonary Care system issues. Directly facilitates Respiratory & Pulmonary Care functions that expedite the patients' work-up and follow-up in both the hospitals and clinics.



Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develops, implements, coordinates, and evaluates an education program for Respiratory Therapy & Pulmonary Care staff.
  • Develops, implements, coordinates, and evaluates an education program for patient's pulmonary rehabilitation (COPD), asthma, and sleep disorders.
  • Develops, implements, coordinates, maintains, and evaluates Blood Gas Lab program for Respiratory Care Department Blood Gas Lab to assure regulatory and governing body compliance.
  • Communicates with Department manager and Blood Gas Laboratory peer group to develop and maintain appropriate workflows and practice.
  • Coordinates with Blood Gas Lab device vendor and Technical Support to assure optimal device and data management software performance.
  • Develops quality programs and performs maintenance to ensure optimal operation of instruments.
  • Proficient in troubleshooting, correcting, repairing, and maintaining the Blood Gas Lab equipment and data management system.
  • Acts as a resource to staff regarding all Blood Gas Lab education, troubleshooting, implementation, workflow, and orientation.
  • Coordinates and provides ongoing in-services for equipment, procedures, workflow for inpatient and out-patient staff.
  • Coordinates and administers Annual Blood Gas Competencies for staff.
  • Coordinates and administers departmental orientation for new staff.
  • Coordinates patients' Plans of Care in compliance with regional best practice guidelines and in conjunction with multi-disciplinary care team, including an Asthma Action Plan and Asthma Management Plan.
  • Assesses status and compliance with Plans of Care for all patients with a diagnosis of Asthma after hospitalizations, Hospital Out-patient Services stays or emergency room visits.
  • Coordinates out-patient pulmonary function screening.
  • Coordinates out-patient clinic follow-up program for patients with Asthma/COPD and sleep disorder to include phone communication, one-on-one and group management.
  • Provides in-hospital respiratory consulting to recommend an education plan prior to discharge of a patient to home health, nursing home or the outpatient environment.
  • Acts as a resource to the health care team regarding patient education, occurrence reporting and quality assessment.
  • Coordinates a respiratory education program for the public schools and the community promoting continuity, developing awareness and direction especially for those at risk for increased pulmonary related illnesses.
  • Consistently supports compliance and the Principles of Responsibility (Kaiser Permanente's Code of Conduct) by maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of information, protecting the assets of the organization, acting with ethics and integrity, reporting non-compliance, and adhering to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, accreditation and licenser requirements (if applicable), and Kaiser Permanente's policies and procedures.
  • In addition to defined technical requirements, accountable for consistently demonstrating service behaviors and principles defined by the Kaiser Permanente Service Quality Credo, the KP Mission as well as specific departmental/organizational initiatives.
  • Also accountable for consistently demonstrating the knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors necessary to provide superior and culturally sensitive service to each other, to our members, and to purchasers, contracted providers and vendors.
  • Kaiser Permanente is an EEO/AA Employer.
  • Basic Qualifications:
    Experience
  • Minimum 4 (four) years of Respiratory Care experience required OR 1 (one) year of Respiratory Care experience and Bachelor's Degree in Respiratory Care, Health/Business Administration or Management, and RRT Credential.
    Education
  • Graduate of an approved 2 year Respiratory Care Accrediting Board (RCAB) approved school, or 2 year Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) school.
  • Bachelors degree in respiratory care, or Health/Business care administration or Management, or Four (4) years of experience in a directly related field. (R.D. required if Cystic Fibrosis Coordinator.)
  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
    License, Certification, Registration
  • Current and valid California license of respiratory care and National board of registered respiratory therapist certificate required.
  • BCLS certification or BCLS teaching certification required.

    Additional Requirements:
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Computer skills and experience with nasal CPAP and BIPAP equipment required.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Respiratory Care experience in an acute care setting preferred.
  • Recent experience facilitating performance improvement projects and experience planning, coordinating and implement programs preferred.
  • Training in pulmonary functions, sleep disorders, and asthma education preferred.
  • Recent experience in patient education in respiratory disease and sleep disorders preferred.
  • Sleep study/clinic experience preferred.

  • Notes:
  • Will work rotating Saturdays.
  • Primary Location: California,Baldwin Park,Baldwin Park Medical Offices 1011 Baldwin Park Blv Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun Working Hours Start: 9:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:30 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Non-Union, Non-Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Rehab Services Specialty: Pulmonary / Respiratory Therapy Department: Pulmonary & Sleep Clinic Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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    In an effort to increase our collective knowledge and deliver higher-quality, more informed care, we encourage dialogue and collaboration across the care delivery spectrum. Our rehab department includes professionals in audiology, respiratory care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, and much more.

    In addition to inpatient and outpatient opportunities, we also offer home health opportunities, affording you the chance to improve patient outcomes in the home care setting. With outstanding educational opportunities and modern equipment and technology, you'll actively participate in your patients' journey to wellness while continually elevating your own expertise.

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