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Director, Respiratory Care - NORTH Job

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Date: Oct 14, 2021

Location: TN, US

Company: Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare


The Director, Respiratory Care I is responsible for planning, implementing, directing and controlling activities and operations in the Respiratory Therapy Department.  Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values. 



Education/Formal Training

Work Experience





Bachelor’s Degree in Allied Health Administration, Healthcare Administration, Business Administration or other science related field

Minimum of five years progressively responsible management experience in respiratory care. 

  • Current licensure as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) from the state of employment



  • Current credential as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) or has grandfathered credential prior to July 1, 2002 from the National Board of Respiratory Care.


  • Effective June 1, 2018: New Hires and Current Associates are required to have BLS  Certification.



Master’s Degree in Allied Health Administration, Healthcare Administration, Business Administration or other science related field









  • Ability to understand and prepare complex written material, such as business plans.
  • Ability to communicate verbally with all levels of Associates, management physicians and patients and their families.
  • Ability to lead and motivate individuals and groups of people toward the accomplishment of work and organizational goals.
  • Skill in negotiating with and between individuals and groups of people, including Associates, management, vendors, and physicians.
  • Ability to plan and schedule tasks and projects and to maintain control of own and others’ work flow.
  • Skill in developing and implementing long-range plans and programs.
  • Ability to work without close supervision or professional guidance and to exercise independent judgment.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Plans, organizes, and coordinates activities and operations in the Respiratory Therapy Department to meet department and hospital goals and objectives.
  • Ensures department operational excellence.  Manages and coordinates clinical and operational policies and procedures for the department. 
  • Formulates and implements departmental strategic plans in conjunction with Associates and customers.
  • Prepares and submits budgets.  Maintains budget and productivity within acceptable guidelines.
  • Maintains and develops a competent, productive, and quality conscious workforce by hiring, evaluating performance, counseling, training, issuing corrective action, and recommending promotion or discharge of department personnel according to the MLH value system.
  • Maintains responsibility for short and long range planning to ensure the hospital’s and department’s objectives are achieved. 
  • Develops and maintains quality assurance policies and plans for the department.  

Physical Requirements

  • The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
  • Must have good balance and coordination.
  • The physical requirements of this position are: light work - exerting up to 25 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently.
  • The Associate is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity, such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
  • The conditions to which the Associate will be subject in this position: The Associate is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions; job functions are typically performed under conditions such as those found in general office or administrative work.
  • Ability to react quickly to emergency situations.
  • Exposure to patient body fluids as well as exposure to hazardous or poisonous materials.
  • Frequent invasive and non-invasive patient contact.

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