Director, Respiratory Care Services
Company: Alameda Health System
Posted on: January 13, 2022
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
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
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
Validates implementation and evaluation of individual respiratory
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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