Manager Respiratory Care, Resp Therapy (1.0 FTE, Days)

Category: Clinical Services
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Req: 11383
FTE: 1

Clinical Services

1.0 FTE, 8 hour day shifts


At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job. 

The Respiratory Care Manager oversees the activities of the Respiratory Care Department, working collaboratively with interdisciplinary hospital leadership to ensure best patient care and practices. The Respiratory Therapy Manager will promote staff development and will be an expert in the field to assist staff if needed.

 Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the hospital’s policies and procedures, including its Service Standards and its Code of Conduct.

Performs management functions by interviewing, selecting and providing training for new staff; by approving or disapproving recommendations from subordinate staff on personnel actions; by evaluating subordinates' performance; by hearing and resolving employee grievances; and by determining the need for and initiating disciplinary action in order to ensure adequate and competent staffing for the department, division or institution.
* Integrates department's services with the hospital's primary functions by supporting institutional mission and goals and delivering optimal quality health care services.
* Coordinates and integrates services within department with other departments by continually collaborating with other managers.
* Develops and implements policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of services, and ensures that policies and procedures are compatible with the function and goals of LPCHS and which meet the external regulatory and statutory requirements.
* Consistently recommends and ensures that a sufficient number of qualified and competent persons are available to provide care that is safe and service oriented.
* Effectively determines the qualifications and competence of departmental staff who provide patient care services and who are not licensed independent practitioners; documents initial and ongoing competence of staff.
* Continuously assesses and improves department's performance based on "customer" needs; directs and participates in improving performance and services which benefit staff and patients.
* Effectively maintains appropriate quality control programs in response to internal standards of care and external requirements.
* Oversees and works together with Clinical Specialists to provide orientation, in-service training and continuing education of all persons in the department.
* Recommends space and other resources needed by the department to meet patient and staff needs.
* Recommends and participates in selecting outside sources for needed services.
* Develops and maintains an effective system of information, records and reports for assigned department, utilizing appropriate manual or electronic systems.
* Assists Clinical Specialists with providing respiratory care training and training material to medical, nursing and other hospital staff.

 Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

* Education: Associate's degree in a work-related field/discipline from an accredited college or university.

* Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience

* License/Certification: Current American Heart Association (AHA) Certification for Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers.


RCP - CA Respiratory Care Practice,    


RRT - Registered Respiratory Therapist, 


NPS - Neonatal Respiratory Care Specialty

 Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

* Ability to communicate effectively at all organizational levels and in situations requiring instructing, persuading, negotiating, conflict resolution, consulting and advising as well as prepare clear, comprehensive written and oral reports and materials.

* Ability to develop long-range business plans and strategies.

* Ability to manage a function or multiple departments.

* Ability to manage complex projects and resources (people, costs, time).

* Ability to provide leadership and influence others.

* Knowledge of clinical applications of gas humidity and aerosol therapy, positive pressure breathing treatments, assisted and controlled mechanical ventilation, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and chest physical therapy.

* Knowledge of principles, methods and techniques of administering sustaining gases and their effect on the human body.