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Director-Respiratory Therapy
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University Hospitals
Respiratory Therapy
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Position summary

Director-Respiratory Therapy (Job Opening 443825) - Scope of Position
With oversight of the Respiratory Therapy Department, which includes University Hospital East and the Pulmonary Diagnostics Laboratory, the Director establishes an environment that supports the quality of services offered as essential and integral to patient care. The Director assumes responsibility for determining the vision and direction for the department with a span of oversight of approximately 200 FTEs, determining the strategic and operational plans to support the vision of the department(s) and the Medical Center, operationalizing the plans, and evaluating and or revising the plan as needed. In addition, the Director must be a dynamic change agent with strong communication skills who keeps abreast of new trends and best practices in health care delivery and who can translate them, along with divisional and hospital goals into action to achieve desired outcomes.

Position Summary
The Director of Respiratory Therapy is a role model for leadership and is responsible for managing the operations, evaluating manager and employee performance, demonstrating customer satisfaction (internal and external), and strategic and operational planning and program development. The Director serves as a leader and mentor both within the department and throughout the Medical Center.

The Director is responsible for integrating the department's services with Medical Center primary functions; coordinating and integrating services within the department and with other departments; develop and implement policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of the department's services; recommend a sufficient number of qualified and competent persons to provide the department's services; continuously assess and improve the department's performance; maintain appropriate quality control programs; provide for orientation, professional development, in-service training, and continuing education of all persons in the department; recommend sufficient space and other resources required by the department; participate in the selection of outside services when necessary; and ensure compliance with appropriate patient care and business practices.

Education and experience

Bachelor's Degree in Respiratory Care or related field required, Master's Degree preferred. Seven to ten years of respiratory experience in an acute care facility, which includes management experience, required.  Current Ohio license from Ohio Respiratory Care Board, registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care, in-depth knowledge of cardio-pulmonary pathology and physiology and techniques of therapeutic interventions required.