Cardiopulmonary Director(Job Number: 00060-7352)
Work Location: United States-Florida-Pensacola-West Florida Hospital
Job Type: Directors & Managers
The first hospital in the area to offer all private rooms, West Florida Healthcare proudly provides market-leading quality outcomes performance. West Florida Healthcare is also recognized as the area’s first Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI, the area’s first Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, and the area’s only Certified Atrial Fibrillation Program. West Florida Healthcare has also been designated as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center and has been named as a “Key Performer on Quality Measures” by The Joint Commission for four years in a row. The West Florida Healthcare campus includes the all private room acute care hospital, the area’s only comprehensive, CARF-accredited physical rehabilitation hospital, a mental health facility, and a cancer center. Affiliated with HCA, the nation’s leading provider of healthcare, West Florida Healthcare meets the community’s healthcare needs in major services such as oncology, orthopedics, cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, robotic-assisted surgery, critical care, neurology/neurosurgery, emergency care, urology, behavioral health, gastroenterology, obstetrics, pulmonary, and rehabilitative medicine.
Job Summary: The director is accountable for reassuring the provision of effective, high quality patient care and encompasses multiple responsibilities which include management of staff, budgetary, and other resources; development of personnel; compliance with regulatory and professional standards. Strategic planning; and fostering of interdisciplinary, collaborative relationships within the units of responsibility and the organization. Follows policies and procedures of West Florida Hospital. Participates in the Quality Improvement process and adheres to WFH standards of behavior.
Essential Functions: Perform both basic and advanced therapeutic procedures for patients of all ages. Communicate changes in the respiratory therapy treatment with other healthcare team members. Perform respiratory protocols and clinical assessment of patients based upon established policy and procedure. Provide effective education to patients, students, and coworkers as appropriate. Assembles, checks, and troubleshoots respiratory therapy equipment. Maintain clinical and professional competency based upon established standards of practice. Assist in orientation of new employees. Responsible for developing and coordinating the department’s strategic plan. Maintain department budget. Oversee department process improvement. Ensures compliance with regulatory agencies. Assist in providing education to all staff in the facility. Provides leadership and promotes teamwork within Cardiopulmonary Services. Ensures that professional staff is able to provide direct and indirect patient care and clinical services to the patient population. Works closely with Physicians, Nursing, and other clinical services across the organization to achieve program goals. Must be able to exert up to 50 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly. Perform repetitive tasks/motions. Push/pull up to 150 lbs. occasionally.
Experience: A minimum of three (3) years of Respiratory Management in acute care setting is required.
Education: Graduation from an AMA Approved Respiratory Program is required; Bachelor’s Degree required. Masters preferred.
Licensure: a current and clear Florida Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) license is required