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Supervisor, Respiratory Therapy Services

  • Job reference: BBBH3784
  • Location: Qatar
  • Salary: Attractive package
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Job type: Permanent
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We are working in partnership with the Sidra Medical and Research Center. Our client is an ultramodern, all-digital academic medical centre specialising in the provision of care for women and children. Based in Qatar, our client will focus on world-class patient care, medical education and biomedical research.

We are recruiting for a Supervisor - Respiratory Therapy Services.

Cavendish will be hosting interview days on behalf of our client. Upon enquiring, your dedicated consultant will brief you on the process, the organisation, Qatar and outline the next steps.

Job Summary:

The Supervisor - Respiratory Therapy Services works closely with the Manager- Respiratory Therapy and multi-disciplinary leadership team to oversee the quality of clinical practice provided by respiratory therapists by facilitating adequate training of staff, appropriately allocating resources, and monitoring work. He/ She provides leadership and guidance to the respiratory therapy staff and serves as a resource for the respiratory therapy department, nursing, physicians and all other hospital personnel. S/he provides a comprehensive range of therapeutic and diagnostic procedures to neonatal patients requiring basic and advanced cardiopulmonary and related services. Under direction of a licensed physician, who has special expertise in respiratory care, the Supervisor - Respiratory Therapy Services utilizes the application of scientific principles for the identification, prevention, remediation, research, and rehabilitation of acute or chronic cardiopulmonary dysfunction thereby promoting optimum health and function.

Key Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Supports and provides direction for evidence-based practice by participating in and encouraging the respiratory therapy staff in evaluative research activities
  • Assumes responsibility for scheduling and assignment of personnel and ensures that assignments reflect appropriate utilization of personnel, considering scope of practice, competencies, patient needs and complexity of care
  • Coordinates all emergency responses
  • Develops patient care protocols
  • Evaluates patient care plans
  • Provides orientation, education and training as needed
  • Participates in the development and maintenance of a performance improvement program. Takes measures to continuously improve the quality of services delivered
  • Assures respiratory therapy staff competency and safety
  • Participates in the developing, reviewing, and updating of Respiratory Therapy policies and procedures relevant to the neonatal population
  • Appraises performance of all staff members and develops performance plans and professional goals
  • Ensures quality control and proper auditing within the department related to billing, documentation, infection control, or other related matters
  • Monitors adherence to policy, procedures and practice guidelines
  • Coordinates the evaluation of products/ equipment
  • Coordinates and monitors departmental improvement projects
  • Assists with all departmental clinical research projects
  • Provides input into departmental equipment selection and function
  • Assures safe and appropriate working environment
  • Liaises with the procurement team to ensure appropriate supply inventory
  • Participates in recruitment and selection of respiratory therapists
  • Participates in and/ or leads departmental and/ or multidisciplinary committees and meetings
  • Monitors and reports all patient care, safety, medication, technical and employee incidents
  • Assures appropriate staff and respective skill level
  • Provides complex therapy requiring considerable independent judgment, such as caring for patients who require inhaled nitric oxide therapy and high frequency oscillatory ventilation
  • Assumes on-call responsibilities as needed
  • Serves as a role model for Respiratory Therapy; teaches, mentors, and coaches as necessary and develops direct reports to become preceptors
  • Ensures compliance with all regulatory agencies and legal requirements
  • Provides patient care as needed
  • Participates in the promotion and maintenance of effective communication and teamwork. Treats colleagues, patients, and visitors with dignity and respect at all times
  • Actively welcomes and provides support for new staff/ students to the unit. Contributes to the retention of all staff to meet the unit specific turnover rate goal. Participates in retention activities
  • Maintains a professional demeanor at all times. Acts as a role model for direct reports
  • Upholds the organizational values at all times
  • Follows all Hospital related policies and procedures
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Essential Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Relevant Field; Master's preferred
  • 5 years relevant clinical experience including 2 years progressive management experience
  • Current registration and license from Country of Origin; RRT, BLS, NRP, ACLS, and PALS (or equivalent)
  • Evidence of effective communication skills
  • Effective team member

Benefits- Highly competitive package including a Tax free salary in Qatar + benefits. Full details of the package will be discussed directly.

Please note the targeted start date for the position is dependent on the current timeline for the project. Likewise, the processing of licensing (if applicable)/ visas etc. also need to be considered. We will advise candidates specifically when we discuss the opportunity.

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