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Manager of Respiratory Care (#RH5360)
$38.96-$47.37 Hourly / $6,753.07-$8,210.80 Monthly / $81,036.80-$98,529.60 Yearly




DEFINITION

Under administrative and medical direction, plans, organizes, coordinates, staffs and directs the services of the San Joaquin General Hospital Respiratory Care Department; and does related or other work as required in accordance with Rule 3, Section 3 of the Civil Service Rules.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

The incumbent of this management class has broad responsibility for the administrative and technical operation of Respiratory Care Services at San Joaquin General Hospital. The incumbent works under the administrative direction of a senior level Hospital administrator and the medical direction of the Hospital's Director of Respiratory Medicine.

TYPICAL DUTIES

  • Plans, organizes, coordinates, staffs and directs the technical and administrative work of Respiratory Care services; through subordinate supervisors, provides appropriate guidance and technical expertise to staff performing various activities and tests in areas including Respiratory Therapy, the Pulmonary Function Laboratory, the Sleep Laboratory and the Arterial Blood Gas Laboratory; develops workload and productivity standards while assuring that Respiratory Care work is performed in a manner that appropriately serves clients and maintains positive guest relations.
  • Develops and oversees Respiratory Care quality control and quality improvement programs; assures compliance with State and other regulations; monitors work in progress as well as completed work to assure correct analyses and appropriate treatment and to improve the quality of service; assures that Respiratory Care certification, licensure and accreditation requirements are maintained and develops/authorizes action plans when needed for improvement; oversees the preparation and maintenance of required client records and reports; responds to complaints and seeks appropriate remedies.
  • Develops, interprets and implements goals, policies and procedures for the effective and efficient management of Respiratory Care facilities, services and personnel; establishes and directs the preparation/maintenance of Respiratory Care policy and procedure manuals; provides liaison to and confers with administrative and medical staff regarding Respiratory Care activities.
  • Prepares and administers the Respiratory Care budget(s); monitors, evaluates and authorizes expenditures; oversees procurement of outside services as needed; coordinates with outside vendors as required to facilitate reimbursement; analyzes the cost/benefit of utilizing new procedures, products and/or equipment; plans and estimates future costs including capital expenditures; justifies requests for equipment and personnel.
  • Assures appropriate Respiratory Care staffing; selects, assigns, trains and evaluates the performance of subordinate personnel; takes appropriate action on disciplinary matters; verifies and monitors staff proficiency; identifies staff development needs and oversees training and education activities as required; develops and provides staff in-service training as needed.
  • Oversees Respiratory Care facilities, equipment and supplies; assures proper equipment function as well as timely maintenance and repairs; monitors and assures the proper use of personal safety procedures and equipment; develops accident prevention, emergency and disaster plans; may recommend facility improvements or assist with planning new facility construction.
  • Assures appropriate utilization of information technology and related tools to support Respiratory Care operations, collect and maintain accurate data, and produce timely patient and management reports; coordinates the planning, development and maintenance of computerized respiratory care information systems; assures that communication of patient information with Hospital staff and others is done both appropriately and confidentially.
  • Assures that patient charges and other data are recorded in a timely and accurate manner; coordinates with Business Office and other Hospital staff to facilitate patient billing and reimbursement for Respiratory Care services as required.
  • Represents the Respiratory Care Department to individuals and groups; attends meetings and conferences; participates on committees as assigned.
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    Either Pattern I

    Education:  A bachelor’s degree in respiratory therapy, biology, chemistry or a related health science.

     

    Experience:  Two years as a Respiratory Care Practitioner Supervisor in San Joaquin County.

     

    Substitution #1:  One additional year of qualifying supervisory experience may substitute for two years of the above-required education.

    Substitution #2:  A master’s degree in respiratory therapy, biology, chemistry, business administration, public administration or a similar health or business-related area may substitute for one year of the above-required supervisory experience. 

    Or Pattern II

    Education:  A bachelor’s degree in respiratory therapy, biology, chemistry or a related health science.

     

    Experience: Five years as a licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner including at least two years in a supervisory capacity at a level equivalent to or higher than Respiratory Care Practitioner Supervisor in San Joaquin County.  Experience must have involved administering both routine and complex respiratory treatments to patients.

     

    Substitution #1:  One year of additional qualifying supervisory experience may substitute for two years of the above-required education.

    Substitution #2:  A master’s degree in respiratory therapy, biology, chemistry, business administration, public administration or a similar health or business-related area may substitute for one year of the above-required supervisory experience. 

    And

    License:  Possession of a current Respiratory Care Practitioner license issued by the Respiratory Care Board of the State of California. 

    KNOWLEDGE

    Principles and practices of management, supervision and administration including budgeting and fiscal analysis; general hospital practices and procedures; advanced principles, methods, materials, techniques and terminology of respiratory care technology and infection control; clinical developments, current literature and sources of information in respiratory care technology; theories and methodologies of respiratory care quality control and quality improvement; state and federal regulations related to the operation of hospital respiratory care facilities; accreditation standards for respiratory care services; respiratory care computer information and reporting systems.

    ABILITY

    Plan, organize and manage the technical activities of a respiratory care department; supervise, direct and evaluate the performance of staff doing respiratory and pulmonary tests and procedures; administer various business-related aspects of a respiratory care department including budgeting and reimbursement activities; establish and maintain effective working relationships with physicians, hospital staff, clients and others; work with complex equipment and utilize computer technology to maximize the efficiency and quality of respiratory/pulmonary testing and reporting; make accurate observations and records of test results and system analyses; interpret data and draw logical conclusions; issue oral and written directives of a technical nature; communicate effectively, orally and in writing; operate basic computer hardware and software; maintain an effective in-service training program for staff as required.

    PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

    Mobility-Frequent sitting for long periods of time while operating a keyboard; occasional standing for long periods of time, walking, pushing/pulling, bending/squatting, operating heavy equipment, running and stair climbing; Lifting-Frequent lifting of less than 5 pounds; occasional lifting of 5 to 70 pounds; Vision-Constant use of overall visual capabilities; frequent need for use of color perception, hand/eye coordination, reading and/or close up work; Dexterity-Frequent holding, grasping, repetitive motion and writing; Hearing/Talking-Constant hearing and talking of normal speech in person and on the telephone; Emotional/Psychological-Constant, concentration and decision making; frequent public contact and exposure to emergency situations, trauma, grief or death; occasional working alone, traveling, and/or working on weekends/nights; Environmental Conditions-Frequent exposure to noise; occasional risk of exposure to hazardous materials, dirt, dust, smoke, fumes, poor ventilation, and indoor cold/heat.


    CLASS: RH5360; EST: 4/24/2004; REV: ;