Dir respiratory care

Company Name:
Presence Health
The Director of Respiratory Care Services is responsible for the planning; organizing, and directing operations and personnel in Respiratory Care Service Department, in order to provide efficient quality service to all patients.


1. Participates in the development/planning of programs and overall Respiratory Care Services.
2. Acts as a liaison between Respiratory Care Services personnel and medical personnel.
3. Coordinates in-service education and quality improvement programs.
4. Coordinates, prepares, and participates in all relevant regulatory agency inspections.
5. Ensures compliance by the Respiratory Care Practitioners (RCPs) with approved policy and procedure.
6. Evaluates performance of existing equipment and researches new equipment. Recommends purchase of new equipment and ensures proper supply of all durable and disposable equipment. Introduces and demonstrates new techniques, equipment, and research findings to RCPs.
7. Coordinates educational programs for RCPs, Nursing, and other staff.
8. Coordinates scheduling of staff in conjunction with Respiratory Care Supervisors.
9. Responsible for budget preparation and monitoring.
10. Responsible on a 24-hour basis for emergency situations.
Other Responsibilities:
1. Participates on Ministry committees as requested.
2. Maintains profession growth and development.
3. Encourages professional development of department personnel through in-service education and outside educational sources.
4. Maintains established Department/Hospital policies, procedures, directives, quality improvement, safety, environmental and infection control standards appropriate to this position.
5. Demonstrates an understanding of and models the mission and core values of the Corporation through behavior and attitude.
6. Maintains all department records and assures accuracy of all statistical reports
7. Performs other related duties as assigned.
8. Understands, articulates and ensures compliance with any applicable National Quality Forum Patient Safety Practices, as well as, patient or employee safety practices that may be mandated by any regulatory agency.
This represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.
Directly supervises employee(s). Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the
rganization''s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
Bachelor's Degree in Respiratory Care, Business Administration or related field preferred.
Graduate of an AMA approved Respiratory Care program.
Five to seven years as a Respiratory Therapist preferred. Three to five years as either a Team Leader or Supervisor required.
Computer Skills
Basic computer skills - Word, Excel, Outlook
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
NBRC Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). Possession of current BCLS recognition (ACLS preferred) and current Illinois license

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