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Hillcrest Medical Center
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#119417 Respiratory Care Manager - Hillcrest

Initial Review Date: Mon 10/24/2022

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We are seeking a compassionate and innovative manager with experience in pulmonary outpatient clinics. Involves the administrative services and operations for pulmonary health care clinics, in accordance with federal, local, and internal standards, policies, and regulations. Functions as advisor to providers, employees, and administration. Analyzes and resolves problems, interprets policies (e.g., fiscal management, HR) and demonstrates solid subject matter knowledge in the area of Respiratory Therapy in the pulmonary outpatient clinics. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and policies to determine appropriate action. Manages staff to assure accountability and stewardship of department resources (operational, financial, and human) in compliance with departmental goals and objectives.

The Manager is responsible for incorporating the hospital's mission and values into our service delivery in the outpatient setting and continually developing new practices for inspiring and motivating a high-performing team. The Clinical Manager must balance budget responsibilities while providing the highest quality compassionate care.

Represents Respiratory division on initiatives to improve patient satisfaction levels and quality of treatment. Partners with managers of medical, nursing, and other staff to implement procedures for coordination of respiratory care. Recommends changes in staffing and oversees recruiting and onboarding. Updates job descriptions and career series to maintain accuracy. Promotes professional growth for Respiratory staff, mentoring emerging leaders to smooth the transition from clinical roles to formal leadership roles. Educates on the business side of healthcare while maintaining the care side. Develops a strong culture of teamwork to ensure the quality of daily operations, effective interdepartmental collaborations, and the timely achievement of objectives. Works with clinical educators and leadership to develop and evaluate core competencies in respiratory care; Other duties as assigned.

Key Responsibilities:Oversees clinical treatment and coordination of various activities and departments within clinics. Ensures treatment is in accordance with FTE expectations and ensures the fidelity of the evidenced based practices and quality of services. Has ultimate responsibility for retention and completion of all participants.Responsible for the operational functions of the Respiratory Therapists working in the clinics, including, but not limited to safety and security, compliance and accountability. Relays information to Divisional Director concerning operations of facility.Accountable for managing operations; Ensures patient care quality and timeliness standards are met; Monitors administration of fiscal, material, and human resources. Oversees daily operations to ensure consistency in patient assessment and treatment and effective collaborations across medical staff. Participates in developing the strategic plan and manages the implementation; evaluates the effectiveness of meeting program goals. Monitors annual operative budget, administering fiscal, material, and human resources and ensuring supplies are used appropriately and available. Identifies ways to increase efficiency and reduce resources. Oversees and ensures that patient care plans meet best practices and Respiratory program policies and procedures. Defines protocols and guidelines for maintaining registry and clinical databases; Analyzes reports and provides guidance to supervisors to follow up with their direct reports.

While not required, a cover letter is highly recommended when applying to this position.


  • Eleven (11) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor's Degree in a related area plus seven (7) years of related experience/training

  • Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner in the state of California.

  • A minimum of two (2) years experience in a leadership, supervisor, or manager role.

  • Experience and proven success in chronic respiratory disease and applied background in a functional area of clinical respiratory care.

  • Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge in an acute care setting to improve program operations.

  • Respiratory therapy outpatient clinic experience (clinical, leadership, educational, or research).

  • Strong management skills to select, evaluate, lead, direct, guide, and motivate subordinate staff to produce high-quality work.

  • Proven experience using data to inform strategic decision-making.


  • Respiratory therapy outpatient clinic experience (either clinical, leadership, educational, or research).
  • Strong management skills to select, evaluate, lead, direct, guide and motivate subordinate staff to produce high quality work.
  • Proven experience using data to inform strategic decision-making.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

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