director of respiratory therapy resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Insightful Respiratory Therapy Director with 36 years of experience managing a healthcare progressive and innovative department. Deliver positive patient experience through administration of evidenced based quality care. Skilled in conflict resolution, records oversight and Employee engagement and satisfaction.

  • Performance metrics
  • Patient relations
  • Health information systems
  • Facility oversight
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Accreditation support
  • Quality assurance controls
  • Healthcare delivery
  • Patient safety
  • Employee retention strategies
Education and Training
Southern New Hampshire University New Hampshire, Expected in 06/2019 BBA : Business Administration - GPA :
Nassau Community College Garden City, NY Expected in 09/1986 Associate of Applied Science : Respiratory Therapy - GPA :
Douglasville Nursing And Rehabilitation Center, Llc - Director of Respiratory Therapy
Douglasville, GA, 07/2019 - Current

As the Director of the Respiratory Care Department in a 591 bed acute care facility, responsibilities include day to day clinical operations, development of evidenced based patient care policy and procedure manuals, procuring supplies and state of the art equipment specific to the delivery of effective respiratory care to all patient populations, with a patient and family centered care model.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaboration with direct reports to promote effective teamwork that results in high quality, cost effective and coordinated services to meet patient and clinician needs
  • Represent the department at organizational and committee meetings
  • Monitor department quality measures
  • Oversee plans to deliver safe, therapeutic age-appropriate patient care through assessment , planning, implementation and evaluation over a defined scope of practice.
  • Coordinate the department activities and policies supporting the quality initiatives of the Department of Patient Safety, Quality and Innovation for American Lung Association and Ohio Children's Hospital Solutions for Patient Safety. Follow trends and implement corrective action measures
  • Coordinate educational activities of vendors with the Respiratory Care Department Educator
  • Ensure that the department meets all regulatory requirements relevant to quality and patient safety and comply with all regulatory accrediting agencies (i.e., NY State Department of Health (NYSDOH), College of American Pathologists (CAP), The Joint Commission (TJC), Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) guidelines.
  • Develop annual departmental budget. Monitor and manage the use of resources to ensure adherence to the budgets and make recommendations for Capital expenditures that would positively impact patient care.
  • Negotiation of contracts with various vendors
  • Participate in Human Resource Management, employee engagement initiatives and retention strategic planning
Banner Health - Associate Director of Respiratory Therapy
Queen Creek, AZ, 08/2015 - 07/2019
  • Collaborated with the Respiratory Care Director to ensure that appropriate staffing levels were met 24/7 to provide patient care to all clinical areas of the hospital at all times.
  • Provided oversight in the selection of new staff members and in the orientation process of new employees
  • Managed new and ongoing projects and programs, program developments and enhancements
  • Monitoring of patient care quality metrics and clinical outcomes
  • Monitoring the quality measures associated with each cost center, monitored trends and progress toward goals.
  • Worked with clinical and administrative leadership, physicians, nurses, and other staff to ensure that patient goal oriented care is delivered in a cost efficient manner
Renown Health - Supervisor of Respiratory Care
Sparks, NV, 07/2012 - 07/2015
  • Responsible for the daily efficient operation of the Respiratory Care Department
  • Ensures that staff comply with departmental and institutional policies and procedures
  • Develop monthly staffing schedules within budgetary limitations and ensures staff coverage coverage in case of emergent staffing issues
  • Responsible for maintaining blood gas laboratories in compliance with regulatory agencies
  • Ensure that staff members are compliant with hospital and organizational annual and ongoing requirements
  • Assists in the development and continuation of the departmental performance improvement program
  • Acts as a liaison between the respiratory care staff and other professional and support staff of the hospital. Addresses any conflict with other support staff or professional departments and any physicians
  • Evaluated patients for deficiencies and abnormalities and made medical decisions based on assessments.
American Senior Communities - Respiratory Therapist
Columbus, IN, 08/1985 - 07/2012
  • Provided basic and advanced respiratory services to infant, pediatric, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients
  • Provided oversight of blood gas laboratories and clinical data in the absence of supervisor
  • Performed arterial puncture, blood gas analysis and maintenance
  • Reviews patient medical records, orders and documents diagnostic and therapeutic interventions
  • Performs critical care duties including initiation of, management and discontinuation of mechanical ventilation, non invasive ventilation, endotracheal intubation and extubation, airway care and attendance at announced Cardiopulmonary and trauma resuscitation, as well as Rapid Response team deployments.

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School Attended

  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • Nassau Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Director of Respiratory Therapy
  • Associate Director of Respiratory Therapy
  • Supervisor of Respiratory Care
  • Respiratory Therapist


  • BBA
  • Associate of Applied Science

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