Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in science or other related field required. Must be licensed as a Respiratory Therapist in the State of New Jersey. A Master’s Degree in Business, Administration or related field preferred. Five (5) years of experience as a Respiratory Therapist, including two (2) years in a leadership or supervisory capacity required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills a must.
Responsibilities: The primary purpose of the Director Respiratory Therapy position is to be a change agent of by continuously integrating Respiratory Therapy services in the delivery of patient care services. The Director fosters a patient/family centered care department that is clinically safe, effective, financially productive and responsive to the organization and the clients it serves
The Director Respiratory Therapy is a positive role model, a skilled communicator/facilitator and a team player with solid people skills that introduces, implements and sustains work processes designed to produce successful patient/family outcomes. She/he is skilled at interfacing with broad and diverse groups in multidisciplinary factions to improve care delivery. She/he works closely with the designated Physician Chief to promote and ensure interdisciplinary collaboration in achieving patient/family and organizational goals. The Director Respiratory Therapy has extensive knowledge of the Joint Commission Standards, National Patient Safety Goals, Patient Bill of Rights, Department of Health Standards, and Professional Standards applicable to the field of respiratory care.
The Director has proven skills in first line management and developing a "team-dynamic" through directing, coaching, supporting and delegating. He/she engenders confidence and fosters collaborative/collegial relationships that generate high staff trust and pride in their work.
University Hospital offers a competitive salary & comprehensive benefits package including on-site child care. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. For more information, visit www.uhnj.org/hrweb.