Akron Children's Hospital has been caring for children since 1890, and our pediatric specialties are ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report. With two hospital campuses, regional health centers and more than 50 primary and specialty care locations throughout Ohio, we're making it easier for today's busy families to find the high-quality care they need. In 2020, our health care system provided more than 1.1 million patient encounters. We also operate neonatal and pediatric units in the hospitals of our regional health care partners. Every year, our Children's Home Care Group nurses provide thousands of in-home visits, and our School Health nurses manage clinic visits for students from preschool through high school. With our Quick Care Online virtual visits and Akron Children's Anywhere app, we're here for families whenever and wherever they need us. Learn more at akronchildrens.org.
To treat every child as we would our own
To treat others as they would like to be treated
To turn no child away for any reason
Prior to the start date, full COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment. Full vaccination is defined as 14 days after the last received vaccination. Boosters are excluded from this requirement.
We are seeking people who are committed to fostering a diverse environment in which patients, family and staff from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed, included and can thrive.
Summary: The Respiratory Care Coordinator - Asthma provides inpatient, outpatient and community-based education and orientation for individuals in assigned areas of responsibility.
Responsibilities: 1.Supports the goals and objectives of the organization and the division.
2.Collaborates with the Nurse Manager, staff, patients, and families to assess learning needs.
3.Plans and implements educational activities to meet identified learning needs, utilizing adult and child education principles.
4.Develops and utilizes appropriate evaluation systems to determine effectiveness of educational activities.
5.Promotes collaborative relationships among health care professionals and community agencies and schools.
6.Prioritizes, coordinates, and implements care for assigned patients within scope of practice, utilizing appropriate resources.
7.Provides and assists with direct patient care which reflects a family centered approach.
8.Participates in committees, task forces, meetings and activities to assist in the development of educational programs, ultimately resulting in improved care and patient/family education.
9.Participates in activities that promote professional development and enhance the practice of respiratory care and asthma education.
10.Facilitates compliance with the mandatory educational requirements of the unit, department, and the organization.
11.Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care for the physical, psychological, social, educational, and safety needs of the patients served regardless of age.
12.Other duties as required.
Other information: Technical Expertise 1.Experience in planning, implementing, executing and evaluating education is required.
2.Strong communication skills, both verbal and written coupled with excellent presentation skills are required.
3.Ability to work well under pressure to prioritize and complete required tasks and responsibilities in a timely and accurate manner.
4.Strong organizational skills are required.
5.Experience in healthcare is required.
6.Experience working with various levels within an organization is preferred.
7.Experience working in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word) or similar software is required.
8.Experience working with an electronic medical record system (i.e. EPIC) or similar software is preferred.
Education and Experience 1.Education: Graduate from an accredited school of respiratory care is required.
2.Certification: Professional Respiratory Therapist licensed in the state of Ohio is required.
3.Asthma Education-Certified (AE-C) is required within one year from date of hire.
4.Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from the American Heart Association is required.
5.Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications are preferred.
6.Years of relevant experience: Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience is preferred.
7.Years of supervisory experience: None.
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