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Supervisor - Respiratory Therapy | Pulmonary Diagnostics - Le Bonheur Children's | FT Days - Mon-Fr Job

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Date: May 15, 2022

Location: TN, US

Company: Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare


The Supervisor Respiratory Therapy is responsible for planning, implementing, directing, and controlling activities and operations on the assigned shift in Respiratory Care. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values. 



Education/Formal Training

Work Experience




Associate’s Degree in Respiratory Therapy, Allied Health or other related profession







Minimum of three years of experience as a RRT in a hospital setting.










  • Licensed as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) from the state of where is performed.


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


  • Must have certification for PALS and NRP if required by facility.


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




Bachelor’s degree in Respiratory Therapy, Allied Health or other related profession





Formal training or Diploma program in Respiratory Therapy




  • Demonstrable leadership potential.
  • Ability to understand and prepare complex written materials, such as patient records.
  • Ability to communicate verbally with Associates and management and physicians.
  • Knowledge of budget and financial management principles and methods.
  • Ability to work without close supervision and to exercise independent judgment.
  • Ability to organize multiple tasks and projects and maintain control of own and others' work flow.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Develops and implements short term plans and schedules in order to keep operations moving smoothly.
  • Develops and implements processes through orientation, training, and education to ensure that the competence of all staff members is assessed, maintained, improved, and demonstrated throughout their employment.
  • Assures day to day shift operations run smoothly and efficiently within established guidelines.
  • Assist Director in Budget process and Human Resource utilization
  • Evaluates performance of staff annually.
  • Counsels and issues corrective action when necessary.
  • Recommends hiring, promotion, and discharge of Associates.

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: medium work - exerting up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 25 lbs. of force frequently.
  • The Associate is required to have close visual acuity including color, depth perception, and field of vision to perform an activity, such as assessing patients, preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
  • Frequent invasive and non-invasive patient contact.
  • Exposure to patient body fluids as well as exposure to hazardous or poisonous materials.
  • Ability to react quickly to emergency situations.

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