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Director Respiratory Therapy


CHRISTUS Good Shepherd


Respiratory Care


CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Medical Center Longview


700 East Marshall Avenue
Longview, TX  75601
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Director Respiratory Therapy Job in Longview

Job Description


To manage the Respiratory Care, Cardiology-general, Bronchoscopy/PFT Lab, EEG, NCV/EMG, and Rehab Respiratory departments. Plans and implements the policies, procedures, and services for all the above departments. Ensures efficient and effective departmental operations.


• Maintains consistency with Administrative and Departmental policies with appropriate behavior, dress, attitude, attendance, confidentiality, professionalism, and reliability
• Responsible for the oversight of clinical programming in the facility and for ensuring that Services meet the accreditation standards of TJC and are continuously ready for survey
• Maintains and manages operating targets and capital budgets to meet and exceed financial goals
• Creates an atmosphere where the organization’s operating principles of patient safety and ongoing quality improvement are actively demonstrated; identifies and implements best practices and supports the transfer of such best practices to other organizations within CHRISTUS
• Recruits, coaches, develops, supports, and leads direct reports to ensure the organization has the right leaders and successors to achieve their goals
• Participates in the development and implementation of recruitment and retention programs and practices that support a competent and diverse workforce that contributes to the growth and success of the ministry
• Creates team-based quality improvement plans, including the definition of team goals, utilizing performance measures and appropriate analysis tools, changing and improving performance through feedback, coaching, and teaching
• Develops relationships and incorporates input from Medical Staff on a regular basis
• Coordinates the allocation of staff on a day-to-day basis to ensure the delivery of appropriate service by competent staff as defined by experience, education, and skill
• Provides for and encourages an environment of self-development and continued learning
• Additional responsibilities may include participation in space and equipment planning, participation in strategic planning for the department, planning for growth in the non-acute settings, and execution of those plans
• Acts as a catalyst for change in the organization; responds to change with flexibility and adaptability to overcome organizational resistance and inertia; demonstrates the ability to focus and energize associates to work together for change; gains maximum support for others for new initiatives
• Supports CHRISTUS Health by assuming any other responsibilities that are mutually agreed upon to ensure the effective functioning of the CHRISTUS Health Ministry


· Bachelor’s Degree Preferred

· Minimum 5 years of clinical experience

· Minimum 2 years of prior leadership experience

· RT or RCP License in state of employment

· RT PERM or RCP PERM License in state of employment


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Full Time

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Director Respiratory Therapy