Director, Respiratory Care Services - Respiratory Administration

MemorialCare Health System Long Beach, CA
At MemorialCare, we believe in providing extraordinary health care to our communities and an exceptional working environment for our employees. MemorialCare stands for excellence in Health Care. Across our family of Medical Centers, we support each one of our bright, talented employees in reaching the highest levels of professional development, contribution, collaboration and accountability. Whatever your role and whatever expertise you bring, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your full potential in an environment of respect, innovation and teamwork.

MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center is a major regional provider of medical and surgical services. A Magnet®-designated teaching hospital, MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center and Miller Children's Hospital have more than 775 beds. We consistently achieve national accolades for our quality care, including ranking as one of "America's Best Hospitals" for Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report magazine. Our unique environment allows for a range of medical services, from childhood to adulthood, to be structured under one roof. With our technology, our vision, and especially our talented professionals, we ensure our patients receive the best possible care.

Position Summary:

The Director, Respiratory Care Services reports to the Vice President, Medical/Surgical/Wound and Respiratory Services. The Director, Respiratory Care Services has 24 hour responsibility for strategic, tactical and operational oversight of the various Department (Respiratory Care, Neurodiagnostics, Sleep Disorders Center, and Pulmonary Function Lab) serving Long Beach Medical Center (LBMC) and Miller Children's Hospital (MCH).

The Director, Respiratory Care Services ensures services are provided in coordination with other divisions, departments and medical staff to ensure that quality care is provided and to support the goals and objectives of LBMC & MCH. The Director will have financial responsibility to control expenses within areas of responsibility, act as a resource to the LBMC Pulmonary Care Line as the Co-Administrator, and assist in the development of satellite clinics in accordance with the strategic plan of the CEO and board of MHS. The Director, Respiratory Care Services is responsible for provision of clinical care and program development throughout the medical centers, and is accountable for the business aspects of multiple service lines as well as integrates local activities within MHS business plans to include Best Practice Initiatives using LEAN Principles.

Minimum Requirements:

* The ideal candidate has a California Respiratory Therapist license, Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), and a Bachelors in Respiratory Therapy (Master's is preferred).

* 3 years of active practice in respiratory care as a clinician.

* Experience in respiratory care in a children's hospital is preferred.

* Knowledge of Pulmonary, Sleep Center, and Neurodiagnostic is desirable.

* 3 years in management with demonstrated leadership skills, interpersonal relationship skills, and ability to adapt to emergency situations.

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