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Clinical Respiratory Educator

Requisition #:  26091     
Name of Location:   Scottish Rite
Work Schedule:  Night
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Work Days:  Friday; Monday; Monday - Friday; Saturday; Sunday; Thursday; Tuesday; Variable; Wednesday 


Assesses, plans, coordinates, implements, and evaluates education for staff which promotes clinical and professional development resulting in improved quality of care for patients and families. The scope of responsibility will encompass clinical practice, professional development, leadership and quality and evidence based practice.  Has responsibility for developing and implementing an education plan to provide 24/7 coverage.  To proactively support the efforts that ensures delivery of safe patient care and services and to promote a safe environment at Children's.


  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree* (Registered (RRT) Staff IV (Leaders, Educators, and Managers) in 2006 without a BS/BA may be grandfathered in at the initial rollout into the new roles of Leader, Educator, Assistant Manager and Manager as long as they have 5 years of Pediatric or related specialty experience and obtain a Specialty Certification within 12 months.)


  • Respiratory Care Professional current Georgia license
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
  • Related specialty or subspecialty recognized by the National Board of Respiratory Care
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of employment


  • Demonstrated expertise and knowledge in practice related to specialty
  • 3 years of experience in the pediatric designated specialty area


  • Teaching experience in staff development, patient/family education, or community education


  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to successfully pass the Basic Windows Skills Assessment at 80% or higher rating within 30 days of employment
  • Maintains active RRT and specialty credential


Clinical Behaviors

  1. Evaluates and works to improve the process of education within the unit and system.
  2. Collaborates and consults with interdisciplinary team regarding clinical education outcomes.
  3. Coaches others in clinical decision making and problem-solving.
  4. Collaborates with physician partners on staff education issues.
  5. Provides communication of education updates and other material in a timely manner.
  6. Maintains current clinical skills and competencies.
  7. Serves as a content expert on system clinical initiatives (e.g., system orientation, annual competencies, and new initiatives)
  8. Demonstrates expert clinical knowledge by providing direct patient care delivery
  9. Functions as a resource in the provision of family-centered interdisciplinary care which is developmentally and age appropriate.
  10. Provides educational activities and orientation designed to improve clinical competence and foster professional development through mentoring and performance review.

Professional Development Behaviors

  1. Maintains 15 continuing education units per year plus an additional 10 hours of job-related education.
  2. Coordinates and conducts department educational in-services.
  3. Attends 90% TEACH meetings or shares this requirement with another Clinical Educator if appropriate.
  4. Coordinates creation of strategic learning plan for department.
  5. Teaches system-approved classes (e.g., Pediatric Advanced Life Support, asthma class, orientation).

Leadership Behaviors

  1. Communicates and supports staff in maintaining the budget as related to educational resources.
  2. Maintains a consistent clinical partnership with management.
  3. Supports and mentors staff and other departments in clinical skills.
  4. Supports relationships with other departments' educators to ensure appropriate resources are accessible for clinicians.
  5. Partners with leadership team to implement education associated with system and unit changes.
  6. Achieves educational outcomes through effective teamwork and mentorship.
  7. Oversees orientation program for new employees.

Quality and Evidence Based Practice Behaviors

  1. Supports performance improvement processes for the department.
  2. Facilitates education and communication process for ongoing accreditation readiness.
  3. Supports research efforts.
  4. Collaborates with staff and medical care team in identifying clinical issues for investigation/research and incorporates findings into practice.
  5. Participates in the clinical shared decision making process, committees, task forces, meetings, and activities that assist in the development of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta clinical staff and other related patient care providers, ultimately resulting in improved quality of care to patients and families.
  6. Participates in and supports education initiatives at the system level to ultimately result in improved quality of care to patients and families.


Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.


Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.


Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance

Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.

Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Sitting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

Standing - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)

Walking - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)


Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids



Location Address:  1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30342
Function:  Allied Health - Respiratory



Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent dedicated to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 27 neighborhood locations and a total of 622 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for twelve consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of being Dedicated to All Better and impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients and their families each year.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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