Director of Respiratory Care &
                      Pulmonary Diagnostic Services

HOURS:  
Full-Time

POSITION SUMMARY

This role reports directly to the VP, Hospital Operations and has responsibility for administrative and operational oversight of Respiratory Care Services and Pulmonary Diagnostic Services treating both inpatient and outpatient populations.  Patient care includes care to patients in the following age groups:  newborn (birth to 28 days), infant (29 days through 11 months), toddler (12 months to 2 years), pre-school (3 years to 5 years), school age (6 years to 12 years), adolescent (13 years to 17 years), adult (18 years to 64 years) and geriatrics (65 years and older).  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 
 

Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following:

  • Develop and implement departmental objectives to ensure the health system’s mission and goals are achieved.
     

  • Develop strong partnership with Nursing and Medical Providers to ensure efficient and safe quality delivery of Respiratory Services.  Advocate for recognition of respiratory therapists as valuable members of the care team. 
     

  • Partner with Pulmonary Medical Director(s) to maintain oversight of all department activities, regularly monitoring and implementing process improvement measures within the department to maintain continuous accreditation readiness. 
     

  • Oversight for all human resource activity in the department including mentoring staff leaders, employee engagement, hiring and retention, clinical orientation, credentialing and competency and completion of the performance management process.
     

  • Ensure staffing levels, schedules and coordination of daily activities adequately meet patient demand.   
     

  • Oversee the evaluation and maintenance of equipment to ensure efficient, complete and cost-effective delivery of major services, including but not limited to diagnostic testing, patient assessment and monitoring, and therapeutic interventions in the inpatient and outpatient setting.  
     

  • Take fiscal responsibility for budgetary planning of capital and operational needs.  The individual will seek to operate within the annual budget, limit explainable variances, and work closely with value management. 
     

  • Ensures compliance with all federal, state, and local regulatory standards and requirements, including TJC, PA DOH, HIPAA and others.

     

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
 

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited RT program is required. Master's degree preferred.
     

  • Current Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)/Pennsylvania license is required.
     

  • 5-10 years clinical experience in a healthcare setting is required.
     

  • Minimum of 3 years of applicable management experience is required. 5 years is preferred.
     

  • Strong written and oral communication skills is required.
     

  • Motivational team building and mentoring abilities is required.

THIS POSITION REQUIRES:
 

  • A Professional License/Certification.

  • PA Child Abuse and FBI Fingerprinting Clearances. 

  • Motor Vehicle Report.


This position is located in Lancaster, PA.


 

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