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Director, Respiratory Care Services

Company: Alameda Health System
Location: Oakland
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Alameda Health System is hiring! Under direction of the Chief Nurse Executive, the Director of Respiratory Therapy manages and directs the daily operations of the Respiratory Care Services Department and Pulmonary Function Laboratory at Highland and Fairmont Facilities. Assures delivery of quality patient care, directs, evaluates and initiates disciplinary actions for practitioners and aides assigned to the department.




DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: NOTE: The following are duties performed by the employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Not all duties are necessarily performed by each individual in the classification.


  • Establishes Respiratory Care Department goals and objectives and routinely reports progress to immediate supervisor.

  • Determines and monitors priorities essential to achievement of goals pertinent to area of responsibility.

  • Assures the establishment and maintenance of an organizational structure in each area for which responsible; promotes effective and economic utilization of personnel and supplies.

    • Monitors utilization of personnel and rules and regulations relating to personnel.

      • Monitors adequacy and operational ability of supplies and equipment.

        • Assures the establishment and maintenance of a system of administration in each area for which responsible which facilitates the giving of patient care and the promotion of staff satisfaction.

          • Monitors availability and use of reference manual contents.

            • Monitors implementation of standards set by the State and National regulatory and accrediting agencies.

              • Encourages obtaining and incorporating, when feasible, suggestions and recommendations from staff.

                • Responds promptly to referred employee problems and grievances.

                  • Assists and/or reviews priorities of patient care and department operation;makes adjustments in resources and/or staffing.

                    • Develops, interprets and implements policies and procedures.

                      • Evaluates progress of assigned areas and plans, implements and evaluates programs to meet and exceed current and projected needs.

                      • Validates implementation and evaluation of individual respiratory care plans

                      • Participates in the determination, and in area of responsibility, assures the implementation of patient care, and document standards and quality assurance criteria, and monitors the documentation of achievement.

                      • Consults and plans with the physicians and other professional staff in the coordination of health care delivery programs.

                      • Makes regular rounds to units to evaluate status of patient care, operation and staff needs.

                      • Monitors the regularity of programs providing for continuity of care, teaching of patients, control of infection in patients and staff, and coordination of care with other departments.

                      • Directs the promotion of cordial and productive patterns of communication and relationships with medical staff and inter/intra departmental personnel.

                      • Promotes an environment therapeutic for patients, pleasant for personnel and visitors, conducive to each of communication, respectful and impartial treatment of employees and patients, and to learning by staff and students.

                      • Contributes to the planning and implementation of education programs for employees, students from affiliated schools, and volunteers.

                      • Provides guidance directed to the continuous progress of units programs designed to facilitate methods of organization and administration of patient care.

                      • Assists in developing and conducting studies and ensuring adherence to protocols related to such studies.

                      • Communicates regularly with immediate supervisor to report on the status of activities, studies, trends, resources, personnel, programs, needs and problems.

                      • Participates in interviewing, evaluating and recommending respiratory personnel for employment and promotion.

                      • Contributes to the development of staff performance standards; monitoring of personnel activities; evaluation of achievement and performance standards.

                      • Ensures compliance with and timeliness of the preparation of performance evaluation records at prescribed intervals; participates in the preparation of the records and contents of the associated guidance sessions.

                      • Prepares documentation to support requests for continuing enhancement of respiratory capabilities; make budgetary recommendations for personnel, supplies, equipment, remodeling and contracts.

                      • Participates with the school faculty in the planning of clinical experience programs for students from affiliating schools and assures the cordial and coordinated operation of the program.

                      • Collaborates with other departments, agencies and public, in the provisions of information relating to the area of responsibility.

                      • Develops and initiatives meetings with staff of respiratory therapy department; conducts other meetings as indicated.

                      • Utilizes known performance standards and job expectations to guide own behavior patterns and professional growth.

                      • Adheres to approved personnel polices and procedures; provides required records and reports.

                      • Other duties as assigned.
                        MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Graduate of an AMA approved school of Respiratory Therapy and Registry with the National Board for Respiratory Care (RRT) Experience:Three years in a supervisory / management position in an acute care facility. AND Three years in a critical care setting in an acute care facility. BS in healthcare discipline strongly preferred. MS in healthcare discipline preferred. Current ACLS required.
                        License: Possession of a valid license to practice as a Respiratory Therapist in the State of California.
                        Highland General Hospital
                        HGH Nursing Administration
                        Full Time
                        Day
                        Management
                        FTE: 1

Keywords: Alameda Health System, Oakland , Director, Respiratory Care Services, Executive , Oakland, California

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