The Director of Respiratory Care (DRC) is accountable for the operational, human resource, quality, and financial management of his or her assigned pavilion department. This DRC works with the Administrative Director to translate pavilion and department strategic plans and policies into a department plan suitable to the unique operational needs. The DRC leads implementation and evaluation of the department plan and provides reports relevant to achievement of goals. The DRC provides oversight to ensure care delivery, quality management, and staff utilization. The DRC facilitates actualization of shared governance and practice level advancement of unit personnel. The DRC has the authority to make all operational and human resource decisions relevant to his or her assigned department as long as decisions are consistent with district, and departmental policies, standards, and other Associate Administrator and Administrative Director approved guidelines.
The DRC responsible for creating and maintaining an environment that cultivates exemplary patient care. As a member of the multidisciplinary leadership team, the DRC establishes a setting that supports professional practice and empowers respiratory care practitioners to provide safe, effective, compassionate, and efficient patient care in collaboration with all health care disciplines. The DRC ensures compliance with standards established by professional respiratory care organizations; national, state, and local regulatory agencies; and institutional policies and procedures. The DRC is accountable for respiratory care practice that upholds high standards of integrity and ethical behavior. The DRC mentors others, role models professionalism, and participation in activities such as respiratory organizations, research, the community.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 1.Education/Licensure/Specialized Training: Graduation from an accredited School of Respiratory Care with A Masters degree in Respiratory Care or related field;Licensure/Certification: Applicable professional certification is to be completed within two (2) years, if not held at the time of appointment; Work Experience: Five (5) years of Respiratory Care experience with at least three (3) years work experience in related clinical area of practice; Management Experience: Five (5) years related management/leadership experience is required.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Communication Skills Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact); Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking) On Occasion; Writing /Composing, Correspondence, Reports; Other Skills: Analytical, Design, Medical Terms, PC, Research, Statistical, Word Proc; Work Schedule: Weekends, Holidays, Flexible, Travel
Internal Number: 149304
About Harris Health System
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.