Job Description

Job Title: Director, Respiratory Services
Job ID: 778244
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Mercy
Department: Respirtory Therapy
Location: 600 Grant St, Pittsburgh PA 15219



Are you a seasoned respiratory leader that is passionate about the delivery of positive patient experiences? Are you looking for a new challenge? Look no further, apply to the Director of Respiratory Services opening at UPMC Mercy today!

UPMC Mercy is a level 1 trauma center providing burn, stroke, and pediatric respiratory services to our patients. The director will directs all operational activities related to Respiratory Care Services for patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary system. Plans and evaluates the operations of the department consistent with the strategic plans and objectives of the hospital. Develops and oversees respiratory care student education.


• Analyze and control the financial performance of the department to ensure optimal efficiency and resource utilization within an established budget.
• Develop and maintain effective communication and cooperation with the Medical Director and Medical Staff as well as Nursing and Ancillary Services.
• Effectively communicate the mission and philosophy of UPMC and clinical administration. Convey a positive approach in communicating management decisions.
• Engage staff in the development and support of a department philosophy and goals consistent with UPMC.
• Ensure that the department is in compliance with the standards and regulations established by national and state organizations, including those required by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).
• Maintain high quality of patient care through utilization of quality assurance monitors, state of the art equipment, development and revision of policies and procedures, and elimination of ineffective modalities of care.
• Manage personnel functions including interviewing, selection of new personnel, performance review, competency validation, promotion, disciplinary actions as well as staff professional development and continuing education.
• Operate within defined fiscal parameters relative to patient volume and acuity.
• Plan, allocate and authorize budgeted funds for clinical and program needs.


 • Graduate of a Co ARC (Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care) approved Respiratory program required 

• AMA-approved BS degree in Respiratory Therapy or BS in related or relevant field(Biology, Health Sciences, Nursing, etc…) of study
• 5 years of clinical respiratory care experience including experience in a management/leadership role required
• Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania required
• Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation required
• Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) required
• Respiratory therapists who receive their RRT credential from the NBRC after July 1, 2002 are required to maintain certification under the NBRC guidelines

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
• Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
• Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
• Act 73 FBI Clearance
• Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
• Osteopathic Respiratory Care
• Registered Respiratory Therapist
• Respiratory Care Practitioner

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Disability/Minority/Veteran

Salary Range: $0 / hour

Union Position: No

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