Director-Respiratory Care

Employment Type

: Full-Time


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CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


Position Type: Regular
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 80
Primary Location: TN > CHATTANOOGA

Manages the fiscal, personnel and operational functions of Respiratory Care Services, which include Respiratory Care in acute care, critical care, and Pulmonary Function Diagnostics.

  • Provides leadership and direction to assure excellence, state of art expertise and positive outcomes with regard to technical, clinical and customer satisfaction aspects of service to a diverse patient population.
  • Assures economic success by appropriate allocation of fiscal resources through budgetary preparation and assignment of human and material resources needed to effectively accomplish objectives.
  • Assesses current operations, considers impact of changing external and internal factors and develops appropriate objectives in response.
  • Collaborates with Medical Director, involved Medical Staff, and the Vice President on departmental initiatives and improvements within scope of Respiratory Care services.
  • Provides leadership in multi-disciplinary collaboration, teamwork and effective communication.
  • Develops job descriptions, establishes staffing matrix, and has primary responsibility for review of applications, interviewing and hiring of personnel.
  • Determines performance standards, evaluates employee performance, and oversees disciplinary processes conducted by supervisors and staff.
  • Oversees continuing education, orientation and competency assessment of personnel.
  • Generates strategies for improving operations through active participation in continuous quality improvement.
  • Assures department compliance with: JCAHO, OSHA, C.A.P., C.L.I.A., regulations and standards.
  • Performs all the functions of a Respiratory Care Supervisor.
  • Participates in the evaluation of equipment and supplies.
  • Assures that work environments are maintained to meet needs of personnel and equipment
  • Qualifications

  • Certification of completion from a J.C.R.T.E. accredited Respiratory Therapy program.
  • Must be a Registered Respiratory Therapist.
  • Bachelor's Degree required , Masters degree strongly preferred.
  • Five years experience as a Respiratory Therapist.
  • Two years of management experience in Respiratory Care.
  • Compliance with State of Iowa licensure requirements.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider certified or obtained within three (3) months of hire.
  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire.

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