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The Respiratory Therapy Education Coordinator collaborates with leadership and respiratory Associates to plan, develop, and implement educational opportunities for Respiratory Care for all shifts across both hospitals within the health system. This includes assisting with clinical policy review, protocol development, and Joint Commission Readiness. The Education Coordinator is a clinical expert and is expected to maintain skills and competencies to provide direct patient care when necessary.
The incumbent in this position will support the mission, vision, values, and strategic initiatives of Mary Washington Healthcare and must demonstrate a commitment to quality service to Associates, patients, physicians, and the public.
Essential Functions & Responsibilities:
- Manages and oversees both formal and informal education processes and programs, including new Associate onboarding.
- Serves as a resource to the Respiratory Care department and clinical staff.
- Identifies and establishes clinical learning opportunities for Associates. Implements and tracks progress in conjunction with respiratory leadership.
- Determines the educational activities required for all new procedures or equipment.
- Coordinates the evaluation of equipment for the department.
- Provides respiratory related education to patients.
- Develops, implements, and evaluates comprehensive patient education programs that ensure quality and appropriateness of care across multiple settings.
- Suggests revisions to protocols/procedures that reflect changes in current respiratory care practice.
- Coordinates all mandatory skills and competencies relevant to the Respiratory Care Departments.
- Performs the duties of a Respiratory Therapist when necessary.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) or CRT with 10+ years of RT experience, required.
- Four years of Respiratory Therapist level experience required.
- Graduate of a Commission of Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) accredited school for Respiratory Care.
- Bachelors Degree in Respiratory Therapy or Education required within 2 years of hire date.
- AHA BLS Provider CPR required.
- ACLS, NRP healthcare provider for NICU team, STABLE for NICU Transport, required within 90 days of hire date.
- Graduate of Respiratory Care program accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care preferred.
- Basic and advanced life support certification as appropriate for core group work area is required. Specialty certifications as recognized by AARC/NBRC required. (ACCS, AE-C, NPS, etc.)
- A member of the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC), preferred.
- Experience and ability to work in critical care areas (ED, NICU, ICU) required.
As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.