Respiratory Therapy Manager / Acute Medical Rehabilitation

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Full Time Regular
1199 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ 07052
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Job Description

Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation | Select Medical

WEST ORANGE, NJ

 

RESPIRATORY THERAPY MANAGER  

MONDAY-FRIDAY

DAYS

 

**$15,000 SIGN ON  BONUS**

Consistently named to the prestigious "America's Best Hospitals" list by U.S. News & World Report, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation has set the gold standard in rehabilitation and is ranked as one of the leading rehabilitation hospitals in the country.

At Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation,our services have been designed for patients who need a longer rehabilitation hospitalization for their recovery

 

Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation provides advanced treatment and comprehensive care to best address the medical, physical, emotional and vocational challenges for individuals with:

  • Cancer
  • Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke
  • Amputation
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Orthopedic Conditions
  • Multiple Traumas

Using discretion and independent judgment, assumes responsibility for overall functions and professional growth of the Department, contributes to development of site-specific therapist driven protocols, provides consultation with regard to pulmonary disorders and Respiratory Therapy practice, and provides quality respiratory care while ensuring the development and routine monitoring of the Respiratory Therapy Department. This position also provides discipline specific education to patients, families and staff as required, and works collaboratively with the Chief Nursing Officer to ensure that all departmental standards are met while following the appropriate standards of practice to ensure regulatory compliance.

Responsibilities

You are responsible for the overall function and professional growth of the respiratory therapy department. You will provide consultation with regard to pulmonary disorders and respiratory therapy practice, and you will provide quality respiratory care while ensuring the development and routine monitoring. This position also provides discipline-specific education to patients, families and staff as required, and works collaboratively with the Chief Nursing Officer to ensure that all departmental standards are met while following the appropriate standards of practice to ensure regulatory compliance.

  • Overseeing the daily operations of the respiratory therapy department, to include: staff interviews, employment decision, orientation, performance evaluations, employee training and development, as well as inventory, equipment and instrument issues.
  • Sharing responsibility for employee engagement, recruitment and retention.
  • Implementing company standards of care, policies and procedures.
  • Ensuring all regulatory requirements are met regarding respiratory and point of care.
  • Creating and maintaining clinical schedule for safe staffing.
  • Maintaining clinical cost control.
  • Coordinating and actively participating in Wean Team/Pulmonary Rounds and maintaining a direct line of communication with pulmonary physicians to facilitate/implement and routinely monitor weaning patients from mechanical ventilation; if protocols do not exist, works toward site-specific protocol implementation.
  • Steering progressive clinical excellence through staff development while promoting continuous quality improvement.
  • Teaching and counseling patients and their families.
  • Maintaining competency in Rapid Response and code events.

Qualifications

You are passionate about providing a superior patient and employee experience. You are an inventive problem solver who thrives in a dynamic environment.

Minimum requirements:

  • Current State License.
  • Active Registered Respiratory Therapist Credential (RRT) from the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) Required.
  • CRT candidates are welcome to apply
  • Possess a Basic Life Support (BLS) certification by start date.
  • ACLS within 6 months of employment required.

Preferred qualifications that will make you successful:

  • Associates Degree in Respiratory Therapy required, Bachelors Degree preferred.
  • Five (5) years experience as a Respiratory Therapist in an Acute Care setting preferred.
  • Two years supervisory experience preferred.

Additional Data

Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation strives to provide our employees with a solid work-life balance, as we understand that happy employees have both fulfilling careers and meaningful lives beyond our doors.

  • Work jointly with an interdisciplinary team, consisting of registered nurses, physical and occupational therapists, speech language pathologists and physicians to assist patients in regaining their independence.
  • Develop collaborative relationships with patients and their families.
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Sick Days.
  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance; Life insurance; Prescription coverage.
  • A 401(k) retirement plan with company match.
  • Short and Long Term Disability.
  • Personal and Family Medical Leave.

We'd love for you to join the team!                                                                                                            

Select Medical is committed to having a workforce that reflects diversity at all levels and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment, and employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

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