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Location: Palo Alto, California
Internal Number: 10833985
1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift
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
This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.
The Director - Respiratory Care directs the activities of the Respiratory Care Department. Responsible for the quality of patient care activities, and for personnel administration, budget control, equipment inventory, space utilization and clinical direction. 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 LPCH and which meet the external regulatory and statutory requirements. Continuously assesses and improves department's performance based on "customer" needs; directs and participates in improving performance and services which benefit staff and patients.
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.
* Approves, develops, implements and evaluates the philosophy and objectives of the department's training program, identifying goals with the Medical Director.
* Develops and implements departmental and interdepartmental policies and procedures; ensures that all applicable hospital, governmental and accrediting agency regulations are followed.
* Develops and implements new procedures and methods of treatment with the agreement of the Medical Director.
* Develops, implements and monitors contingency staffing plans (including items such as overtime and use of registry) and contingency planning for reduction of patient treatments due to staffing shortfalls.
* Develops, justifies and controls the annual operating and capital budget; assesses needs, determines priorities, and /adjusts budgets as appropriate.
* Directs and supervises equipment inventory control, preventive maintenance of equipment, calibration and quality control of equipment and procedures.
* Evaluates and selects equipment and supplies for respiratory in consultation with the Medical Director.
* Performs variance analysis of the monthly financial statements; identifies problems and predicts trends; designs, initiates and evaluates corrective measures when required.
* Provides clinical direction through supervisors to the care staff, ensuring that all activities and treatments are conducted in a safe and effective manner.
* Provides respiratory care training and training material to medical, nursing and other hospital staff.
* Serves as a resource person to medical, nursing and related in matters pertaining to respiratory care.
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: Bachelor's degree in a work-related discipline/field from an accredited college or university.
Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience including one (1) year of supervisory experience.
License/Certification: CA Resp Care Prac (RCP).
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.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
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