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Dir, Respiratory Care at Emory in Atlanta, Georgia

Posted in General Business 10 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


At Emory Healthcare, we integrate science and caring to change the face of health care. Our team members are courageous individuals who are willing to challenge the status quo and help find solutions to complex problems. We're empowered to influence change for, and with, our patients, their families, the community and each other.

As one of the leading academic medical systems, we're eager to share what we learn with hospitals around the country, and the world. We've got the backing, knowledge, experience and permission to lead the way in developing new and better approaches to preventing and treating disease, and our patients get treatments years before anyone else.

We're defining a new standard of care for humankind. Are YOU ready to join us?



  • Develops, implements, and directs policies, procedures, and activities related to the provision of respiratory care services.

  • Plans and administers budget, supervises staff, and resolves issues affecting daily operations.

  • Develops and implements strategic goals and objectives to maintain high quality services.

  • Serves as a resource and consultant to other Hospital departments and Medical staff for respiratory-related communications and issues.

  • Plans, administers and monitors the department's capital equipment, operations, and personnel budgets; regularly reviews year to date and prior year expenditures; investigates variances and takes corrective action as necessary.

  • Develops departmental short and long term goals and objectives.

  • Meets with internal and other staff members to discuss progress and to develop future courses of action.

  • Analyzes departmental strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and constraints.

  • May serve on, hold office in, or chair committees. Establishes, revises, administers and communicates departmental policies, procedures and related forms in accordance with state, federal, and organizational guidelines.

  • Communicates and monitors compliance with regulatory, licensing and accreditation standards.

  • Manages staff and employee performance.

  • Resolves Human resourcerelated issues, determines staffing needs, interviews and hires staff.

  • Provides on-going performance feedback, addresses problems, orients and trains employees, verifies competency and identifies and suggests ways to develop skills.

  • Determines disciplinary, termination and salary actions.

  • Monitors and directs workflow.

  • Coordinates clinical rotations for Respiratory Care within the hospital.

  • Collaborates with hospital administration and other department directors to identify and resolve administrative or operational issues.

  • Resolves complaints, grievances and other issues affecting operations.

  • Administers a quality improvement program; monitors and evaluates quality improvement and productivity activities to meet the regulatory and legal standards governing respiratory care services.

  • In compliance with applicable regulations, directs data collection, storage, analysis, and operational and statistical reporting activities for management and regulatory agencies.

  • Maintains open and respectful communications with other hospital staff, vendors, and other associates to assure that the work environment is conducive to each worker's best performance.

  • Serves as a resource within the hospital for issues and communications related to respiratory care.

  • Assesses needs and develops and implements staff development and training and in-service programs as appropriate.

  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • A bachelor's degree in Respiratory Therapy or related field.

  • Registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care.

  • Seven years of experience in Respiratory Care of which four years is in an administrative or supervisory role in a Respiratory Care department.

  • Licensed as a Respiratory Care Professional (RCP) in the State of Georgia.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (MediumMax 25lbs): up to 25 lbs, 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 25 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

    ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock , Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.