Respiratory Care Clinical Manager

UC San Diego Health - La Jolla, CA (30+ days ago)

UC San Diego Health

Respiratory Care Clinical Manger

Extended Deadline: Thu 8/23/2018, thereafter Open Until Filled

Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

The Respiratory Care Manager manages respiratory care supervisors and / or staff to achieve patient treatment objectives. Monitors patient diagnostic evaluations, progress and treatment plans to ensure quality clinical services. Independently resolves compliance issues within the latitude of Respiratory function guidelines and policies.

Spends the majority of time (50% or more) achieving organizational objectives through the coordinated achievements of subordinate staff. Establishes departmental goals and objectives, functions with autonomy. Manages the accountability and stewardship of human, financial, and often physical resources in compliance with departmental and organizational goals and objectives. Ensures subordinate supervisors and professionals adhere to defined internal controls. Manages systems and procedures to protect departmental assets.

Key Responsibilities: Accountable for managing operations; Ensures patient care quality and timeliness standards are met; Monitors administration of fiscal, material, and human resources; Oversees daily operations to ensure consistency in patient assessment and treatment and effective collaborations across medical staff; Participates in developing the strategic plan and manages the implementation; evaluates effectiveness of meeting program goals; Monitors annual operative budget, administering fiscal, material and human resources and ensuring supplies are used appropriately and available. Identifies ways to increase efficiency and reduce resources; Oversees and ensures that patient care plans meet best practices and Respiratory program policies and procedures; Defines protocols and guidelines for maintaining registry and clinical databases; Analyzes reports and provides guidance to supervisors to follow up with their direct reports; Represents Respiratory division on initiatives to improve patient satisfaction levels and quality of treatment; Partners with managers of medical, nursing and other staff to implement procedures for coordination of respiratory care; Recommends changes in staffing, oversees recruiting and onboarding; Updates job descriptions and career series to maintain accuracy; Promotes professional growth for Respiratory staff, mentoring emerging leaders to smooth the transition from clinical roles to formal leadership roles; Educates on the business side of healthcare, while maintaining the care side; Develops a strong culture of teamwork to ensure the quality of daily operations, effective interdepartmental collaborations, and the timely achievement of objectives; Works with clinical educators and leadership to develop and evaluate core competencies in respiratory care; Other duties as assigned.

While not required, a cover letter is highly recommended when applying to this position.


  • A Bachelor's Degree in related area; and/or equivalent experience/training.
  • Seven (7+) or more years of experience and proven success in chronic respiratory disease and applied background in a functional area of clinical respiratory care.
  • Experience and proven success in chronic respiratory disease and applied background in a functional area of clinical respiratory care.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge in an acute care setting to improve program operations.


  • Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner in the state of California.
  • Advanced degree.
  • Clinical specialty certification.
  • 3 years experience in a leadership role, supervisor role or manager role.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.


UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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Job Type: Full-time