Thomas Carlson, RRT, RCP

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    Job Title :
    Cardiopulmonary Supervisor

    Specialties :
    Respiratory Therapist

    Hospital Affiliation :
    Covenant Health Plainview

    Practice Name :
    Covenant Health Plainview

    Years in Practice :
    1991

    Description of Practice :

    Supervise, perform, evaluate and coordinate diagnostic and therapeutic clinical procedures as defined in the Respiratory Care Services scope of clinical practice, performing work in accordance with physician orders in the neonatal, pediatric and adult patient populations in intermediate, intensive and emergency care areas. 

     Duties and Responsibilities of this Level

     

    Perform all duties and responsibilities of the Respiratory Care Practitioner Advanced/Specialist. 

    Coordinate all emergency responses. 

     

    Perform fiberoptic assessment of endotracheal tube placement. 

     

    Develop clinical care protocols. 

    Evaluate patient care plans. 

    Provide orientation, education and training as needed internal and external to Respiratory Care Services. 

     

    Assure respiratory care staff competency and safety. 

     

    Appraise performance of all staff members. 

     

    Develop performance plans and professional goals. 

     

    Implement any necessary corrective actions. 

    Instruct and supervise patient and therapeutic assessments to assure optimal medical decisions. 

     

    Monitor adherence to policy, procedures and practice guidelines. 

     

    Coordinate the evaluation of products/equipment. 

     

    Coordinate and monitor departmental improvement projects. 

     

    Provide input into departmental equipment selection and function. 

     

    Assure safe and appropriate working environment. 

     

    Assure appropriate supply inventory. 

     

    Provide input into applicant hiring and termination decisions. 

     

    Monitor and report all patient care, safety, medication, technical and employee incidents. 

     

    Assess human resource requirements daily. 

     

    Assure appropriate staff and skill level for each patient care area. 

     

    Provide feedback for all schedule assignments. 

     

    Plan and conduct instructional sessions. 

     

    Provides timely communication on pertinent information to management. 

    Areas of Expertise :
    Cardiopulmonary Care

    Education/Degree :
    South Plains College

    Year Graduated :
    1991

    Board Certification :
    RRT (Registered Respiratory Therapist), RCP (Respiratory Care Practitioner)

    Professional Society Memberships :
    American Association for Respiratory Care, Texas Society for Respiratory Care

    Honors and Awards :

    • Employee of the Month -2003
    • Employee of the Month -2006
    • St Joseph Health System -Values In Action for Service 2012
    • St Joseph Health System-Values In Action for Service 2013

    Teaching and Speaking :

    Clinical Preceptor for Indepence University, Respiratory Care Program

    Attributes Success To:

    My success can be contributed to God. my late parents and Grandmother. They instilled in me that a work ethic is a direct reflection of your character. My character has been molded by many failures and victories in life and career. I am truly blessed to have worked with so many talented, genuine and humble people that gave me a standard by which to become successfull. The true measure of my success is my patients. They begin as ill fragile people and a little trust in me and in the end become an extended part of my family. I recall a line that states, " Strangers are just family you haven't met yet". I believe this is true in so many ways. For the word says, "The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'  

    Languages :
    English, Irish Gaelic

    Gender :
    Male

    Favorite Medical Journal :
    AARC Journal

    Hobbies/Sports :
    Golf, Hunting

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