Job no: 524353
Entity: Medical University Hospital Authority (Medical Center)
Department: Florence Regional - Florence Medical Center
Sub Department: MUHA-9216100-Respiratory
Work type: Full-Time
Employee Type: MUHA-Regular
Location: Florence, SC
Categories: Support Services & Operations
Pay scale: MUHAF - Grade 17
Entity/Organization: MUHA (Medical University Hospital Authority/Medical Center)
Hours per week:
Scheduled Work Hours/Shift:
"The Director of Respiratory Care Services is responsible for the daily operations of the Respiratory Care department including all administrative, fiscal, and technical activities to ensure efficient provision of high quality health care services. The Director is responsible for quality control activities, performance improvement, and clinical operations of the department. Additionally, the Director plans, organizes, directs, and evaluates the work of the department and coordinates its efforts with other areas of the hospital. The Director is also responsible for meeting all regulatory requirements related to Respiratory Care services. CLIA Responsibilities (ABG): The general supervisor, under the direction of the laboratory director and supervision of the technical supervisor, provides day-to-day supervision of testing personnel and reporting of test results. In the absence of the director and technical supervisor, the general supervisor must be responsible for the proper performance of all laboratory procedures and reporting of test results.
1. The general supervisor must be accessible to the laboratory to provide on-site, telephone, or electronic consultation at all times testing is performed in order to resolve technical problems in accordance with policies and procedures established by the laboratory director and/or technical supervisor.
2. The general supervisor is responsible for providing day-to-day supervision of high complexity test performance by testing personnel.
3. The general supervisor is responsible for maintaining the established quality control program appropriate for the testing performed and maintaining the parameters for acceptable levels of analytic performance and ensuring that these levels are maintained throughout the entire testing process from the initial receipt of the specimen through sample analysis and reporting of test results.
4. The general supervisor is responsible for resolving technical problems and ensuring that remedial actions are taken whenever test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications.
5. The general supervisor is responsible for ensuring that patient test results are not reported until all corrective actions have been taken and the test system is functioning properly.
6. The general supervisor is responsible for providing orientation to all testing personnel.
7. The general supervisor is responsible for evaluating the competency of all testing personnel and assuring that the staff maintains their competency to perform test procedures and report test results promptly, accurately, and proficiently.
8. The general supervisor is authorized to sign the attestation statement on proficiency testing result submission forms when applicable.
9. When performing testing, perform only testing for which I am authorized, follow the laboratory’s procedures for specimen handling, processing, test analyses, reporting and maintaining records of patient test results; also, maintaining records to demonstrate that proficiency testing samples are testing in the same manner as patient samples; also, adhere o the laboratory’s quality control policies, document all quality control activities, instrument and procedural calibrations and maintenance performed; also, follow established policies when test systems are not within acceptable levels of performance; also, be capable of identifying problems that may adversely affect test performance; and document all corrective actions taken when test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications.
Minimum Training and Education:
"Graduate of an approved Respiratory Therapy Program with a diploma or Associates Degree and\or Bachelor’s degree in Respiratory Therapy. Master’s degree or additional business or management courses are preferred. Minimum of 5 years clinical experience in Respiratory Care services. Minimum of 2 years supervisory experience in a health care organization.
Required Licensure, Certifications, Registrations: Licensed by the Board of Medical Examiners to practice in the state of South Carolina. Current BLS certification or obtained during the first week of orientation. ACLS/PALS/NRP preferred.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions while standing. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions while walking. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions while sitting. (Frequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Frequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to twist at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to kneel. (Infrequent) Ability to climb ladders. (Infrequent) Ability to work from elevated areas. (Infrequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to climb stairs. (Frequent) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both hands. (Continuous) Must possess good grip strength. (Continuous) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Continuous) Ability to lift/lower and carry up to 35 lbs., unassisted. (Continuous) Ability to lift/lower and carry objects to 50 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift /lower objects 50 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift from 36 inches to overhead up to 25 lbs. (Frequent) Ability to lift from 36 inches to overhead 50 lbs. (Infrequent) Ability to push and pull wheeled carts/trucks that weigh up to and in excess of 200lbs to various locations in the hospital. (Frequent) Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outdoors under all weather and temperature conditions. (Infrequent) Must possess good olfactory senses. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to work in confined close quarters. (Frequent) Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to work in confined cramped quarters. (Infrequent) Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Frequent) Ability to match and discriminate between colors. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to work in a latex free environment. (Continuous) Ability to work rotating shifts/weekends. (Frequent) May be required to obtain and maintain forklift operator certification. (Infrequent) May be required to operate recycling packer. (Infrequent) Ability to use hand/pallet jacks. (Frequent) May be required to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license. (Infrequent)