Director, Respiratory Therapy
University of South Alabama
Mobile, Alabama 36617

Job Description

The Director, Respiratory Therapy holds 24-hour accountability for the operation of the department; utilizes all available resources to assure effective performance of the department; provides appropriate staffing levels and skill mix to support departmental functions; performs personnel functions for the department to include recruitment, hiring, disciplinary actions, evaluations, counseling and education and follows university and hospital policies related to personnel functions; develops an annual budget that meets the department needs within the framework of available resources; coordinates with other department heads for effective resource use, monitors budgetary expenses and revenues, identifies variances and adjusts spending accordingly; utilizes cost effective practices in performing all aspects of the job; develops, implements and updates policies and procedures in a collaborative and interdepartmental process according to JCAHO and hospital standards; prepares and reviews bids, systems of acquisition, distribution and use of supplies, materials and equipment; supports the mission of the University of South Alabama by translating and incorporating institutional mission, vision and values to staff and others; provides an environment that is supportive of medical, nursing and allied health students; abides by and enforces all compliance requirements and policies and performs these responsibilities in an ethical manner consistent with the organization's values; facilitates staff participation in in-services and educational offerings to learn new skills and for continued development; assures personnel are competent to carry out their essential functions and that competency skills are completed annually; monitors work performance of staff; completes staff evaluations in a timely manner according to policy; develops a plan of action for employees who are below satisfactory in their evaluation and completes re-evaluation in the appropriate time frame; participates in the strategic planning activities for the department and institution; translates the department or institution strategic plan to staff, ensuring support of the plan, and modifying the plan in response to changing internal and external factors; assumes accountability for current standards established by professions, regulatory and governmental agencies; determines, translates, and implements relevant standards and promotes department compliance; maintains standards of practice consistent with current research findings; adheres to current Infection Control and Safety Standards; facilitates cooperative and collaborative relationships among disciplines/departments to assure effective delivery of services to support quality patient care; encourages and participates in planning and program development to facilitate the effective delivery of services that support quality patient care; develops and maintains a performance improvement program for the department, and performs those functions for which they are licensed.
Bachelor's degree in respiratory therapy from an accredited institution as approved and accepted by the University of South Alabama, five years of progressively responsible experience as a respiratory therapist, three of which were in a managerial or supervisory capacity, registry with the National Board for Respiratory Care as a respiratory therapist and current licensure as a respiratory therapist with the Alabama State Board of Respiratory Therapy.

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Preferred Years Of Experience:

5 Year(s)

Education Required:

4 Year Degree - BA,4 Year Degree - BS

Employment/Position Type:

Full Time


Up to 10% Travel
Date Posted : 06/13/2018