What makes Kindred Healthcare a great place to work? Our people, of course! Our Director of Respiratory Therapy answers this special calling because they have a fundamental, internal drive to directly help people. In return, we serve, develop and respect our employees in environments created to optimize their job effectiveness, experience, and satisfaction. This is who we are.
Who are you? To succeed in our high-energy, high reward environment, our clinicians provide compassionate critical care and deliver exceptional patient experiences, meaningful outcomes, and bonds for life.
As the most acute level of care in Kindred's continuum, our transitional care hospitals offer the same critical care patients receive in a traditional hospital or intensive care unit, but for an extended recovery period. Our leadership play a vital role in the recovery process for chronic, critically ill and medically complex patients.
As a Director of Respiratory Therapy you will:
You'll work side-by-side with people you can trust and respect. Help Kindred Healthcare be a leader in the long-term acute care industry by acting as the Director of Respiratory Therapy.
In charge of respiratory care services such as the administration of oxygen, therapeutic gas and mist inhalation in accordance with physician's orders and the policies of the hospital. Ensures the proper management of all therapeutic and diagnostics. Requires knowledge of medications, treatments and their correct administration, based on age of patients and their clinical condition. Supervises all departmental personnel.
Education: Bachelors degree in Respiratory Therapy or Administration.
Licenses/Certification: Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care. Current state licensure. BCLS and ACLS certifications. ACLS instructor preferred. Must maintain currency of NBRC and BCLS/ACLS Certifications and State license.
Experience: Minimum five years of previous experience in all aspects of cardiopulmonary services. Minimum four years management experience in acute care hospital.