Director of Respiratory Therapy - PCR
Company: Piedmont Healthcare
Posted on: February 22, 2021
Piedmont Columbus Regional - Columbus, Georgia
Shift/Schedule: Full-time Description JOB PURPOSE: Administration
of the Respiratory Care Department, defining and maintaining
standards of practice for service delivery and organizational
performance strategies consistent with Piedmont Healthcare.
Responsible for establishing the Respiratory Care Departments
objectives in collaboration with other clinical and operational
stakeholders including key physicians and other health care
disciplines involved in the management of the Respiratory Care
population. Serves as part of a collaborative management team
focused on promoting the Mission, Vision, and Values of Piedmont
Healthcare and the Respiratory Care Department, embracing a
person-centered philosophy while promoting Respiratory Care
Services across the continuum and enhancing value-driven outcomes.
Responsible for designing the organizational structure to support
services for Respiratory Care populations, ensuring high quality
patient care and enhancing accountability for value-driven
outcomes. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Develops standards of
performance, policies and procedures for designated areas of
responsibility. 2. Organizes the areas of responsibility in
accordance with administrative guidelines in order to provide
specified Respiratory and patient care services to meet
organizational, regulatory privacy and Medical Staff guidelines. 3.
Maintains safe work environment and culture, promotes excellence in
customer care. 4. Oversees planning, growth and strategic
initiatives for assigned departments. 5. Functions in an advisory
capacity to executive leadership in evaluating proposed changes as
they relate to these departments. 6. Directs implementation and
ensures compliance with standards of Respiratory and professional
practice that promotes optimum health care delivery along the
lifecycle continuum. 9. Serves as part of a collaborative
management team focused on promoting the Mission, Vision and Values
of Piedmont Healthcare. Writes and/or edits collateral material for
marketing and public relations purposes including but not limited
to brochures, fliers, fact sheets, bios, and letters. 10.
Supervises performance of and timekeeping for assigned staff. 11.
Develops and monitors the master staffing plan. a. Assures the most
efficient use of FTEs based on staffing model, skill mix,
experience and licensure. b. Accountable for appropriate staff
coverage on a daily basis. c. Works in concert with the Lead in the
planning and implementation of a staffing model. 12. Maintains
positive and productive professional relationships with the Medical
Staff. a. Communicates effectively with the Medical Staff. b. Keeps
physicians apprised of process changes, policies and procedures. c.
Solicits physician input for the development and implementation of
protocols, order sets, policies and procedures. d. Serves as the
Respiratory leader for appropriate Medical Staff meetings,
formulates in conjunction with the physician chairman, the meeting
agenda. e. Recruits and encourages physician involvement in the QI
process and team participation. f. Focuses on Core measure
performance assisting the Medical Staff in meeting the
expectations. g. Communicates hospital issues. 13. Serves as a
resource to the staff supervised and the organization at large. a.
Maintains current knowledge of Respiratory trends, processes and
procedures utilized in the industry. b. Provides support via
education/assistance during the introduction of new processes or
procedures. c. Exhibits accountability for accreditation or
regulatory agency readiness by actively leading appropriate teams.
d. Maintains current knowledge of regulatory standards and applies
expectations to the development of processes for compliance. 14.
Exhibits accountability for operational expenses. 15. Maintains
safe work environment and culture, promotes excellence in customer
care. Manages quality patient care and quality patient outcomes.
Coordinate quality initiatives and process improvement strategies
that improve unit based and hospital based score cards. 16. Manages
and mentors Human Resources, keenly aware of efficiencies and
maximizing productivity. 17. Collects and analyzes data to improve
performances. Manages, implements and effects change. 18. Maintains
clinical/technical proficiency and may provide direct patient care.
19. Provides direction to staff, collaborates in decision making
and encourages staff participation at all levels to meet unit based
objectives. Requirements MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED: Associates
Degree in Respiratory Therapy Sciences or equivalent certification
program required. PREFERRED EDUCATION: Bachelors of Science degree
preferred. MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Minimum of five years of
progressive work experience in respiratory care and minimum of
three years of progressive management experience required. MINIMUM
LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED BY LAW: Registered Respiratory
Therapist (RRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC);
has and maintains a current licensure as a Respiratory Care
Professional in the state of Georgia. Current BCLS certification
required. Diversity & Inclusion At Piedmont Healthcare we embrace
diverse ideas, perspectives, and skills to create a collaborative
workplace where the best talent wants to succeed. We celebrate
differences and recognize that they allow us to care for our
community. Excellence at Work Piedmont is a certified Great Place
to Work--- -- a national designation based on employee feedback
about trust, workplace culture and experience. In 2019, Forbes
named Piedmont one of Georgia's 10 best employers and the
highest-ranked healthcare provider.
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