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Respiratory Shift Supervisor, Night Shift

Work Schedule/Days:  Night / Friday; Monday; Monday - Friday; Saturday; Sunday; Thursday; Tuesday; Variable; Wednesday
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Scottish Rite 
Requisition #:  31955



Provides shift operations oversight and support for Respiratory Department. Monitors Respiratory census, acuity, and workload and oversees staffing assignments. Provides clinical expertise and support. May act as a liaison between bedside Respiratory staff and patient families/guardians.


  • Graduation from an approved Diploma or Associate’s Degree program


  • BLS certification required within 30 days of hire
  • PALS certification required
  • Current license in the state of Georgia as a Respiratory Care Professional


  • 3 years’ experience


  • RRT and/or NPS credential
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3 years’ experience; previous pediatric experience


  • Demonstrated expertise and knowledge in practice related to specialty
  • Must possess excellent communication, organization and interpersonal skills
  • Must have the following skills and aptitude:
  • Team partnership orientation
  • Conflict resolution orientation
  • Problem solving
  • Listening
  • Staff development
  • Time management
  • Physician relations


  1. Provides support, problem solving, and policy and procedure interpretation and compliance during assigned shift. Responsible for staff assignments and monitoring Respiratory census, acuity, and workloads and making adjustments as needed.
  2. Demonstrates effective communication skills to ensure that team members understand key messages and strategy.  Is sensitive to how message may be received and adjusts message accordingly.
  3. Has knowledge of hospital policies and procedures and seeks out appropriate resources for policy interpretation as needed.
  4. Rounds with Respiratory therapists at least 3 times per shift, monitors changing workloads, and adjusts assignments accordingly.
  5. Coordinates Respiratory staffing needs and leads decision-making with clinical leadership at all levels. Acts as the key decision maker for adjusting staffing up or down to meet patient workload needs.
  6. Demonstrates the ability to remain current on Respiratory workload throughout the shift.
  7. Attends daily census meetings and facilitates shift huddles and provides Daily Safety Engagement Call Report. May be requested to report on the call.
  8. Dialogue with physicians and attend unit rounds as deemed appropriate. Maintains professional demeanor and good rapport with multidisciplinary care team.
  9. Formalizes staffing assignments for incoming shift in collaboration with assistant managers and/or Resource therapist from each area.
  10.  Assist with internal transports and delegates as needed. Assist staff and covers for staff during lunch as needed.
  11. Collaborates with unit Resource therapists to ensure that ventilators and equipment is set up and ready for use. 
  12. Demonstrates a working knowledge of Code Pink, Code Red, Code White, and Code Green. Attends codes and lends support to Respiratory Therapists and others during code situations.
  13. Participates in cost containment measures, particularly related to judicious staffing. 
  14. Supervises utilization of equipment and supplies, staffing on a shift to shift basis, and time management. 
  15. Participates in and reports on the continuous assessment and improvement of quality of care and service provided.
  16. Answers questions within scope and seeks out resources as needed.
  17. Documents on shift management report tool.
  18. Supports learning to enhance professional growth and clinical expertise.
  19. Completes mandatory education, departmental competencies, and required in-services by due date and documents attendance on education record.
  20. Maintains certifications and licensures.
  21. Attends 75% or more staff meetings and reads minutes when unable to attend.
  22. Reads emails and responds to emails in a timely manner.
  23. May precept new supervisory or management staff.  Fosters collegial relationships between team members, other departments and medical staff members.
  24. Manage the day to day operations of the staff, including but not limited to: work assignments, task management, time tracking/management, and on-the-job training.
  25. Take an active role in coaching and mentoring the team to ensure continued employee growth and success both on the team and at the broader CHOA organization.
  26. Assist manager with employee performance evaluations and hiring decisions.


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


Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids


About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed 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 638 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 70 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 fourteen 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 making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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