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Director of Respiratory Care Services – Knox Community Hospital


Knox Community Hospital is a 99-bed, Joint Commission-accredited, community hospital located in Mount Vernon, Ohio, approximately 40 miles northeast of Columbus. Knox Community Hospital’s independent, not-for-profit status ensures that all remaining revenue after expenses is committed solely to improving patient services, technology and facilities for the health of the people of Knox County and surrounding areas. KCH is “In the Community. For the Community”. We recognize that our employees are our most valuable asset. We offer a comprehensive package of wages and benefits well-qualified individuals committed to delivering quality care. Located within the beauty of central Ohio’s farmland, Knox County offers the best of rural and small-town living with the convenience of larger urban centers nearby. Knox County offers many attractions for visitors and locals alike. Mount Vernon’s historic district features grand mansions and a vibrant downtown commerce center.


  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance all offered to PT and FT employees with deductibles as low as $250 a year (for single) $500 (family) all KCH services covered at 100% after deductible met
  • Employer fund 3% of annual gross wages (after 1 year of employment and worked over 1,000 hours). Even better, once eligible, employer match will be 50% up to the first 3% of employee contribution on top of the employer funded 3%!
  • Tuition Reimbursement offered (
  • Weekend and Shift Differential offered
  • Just to name a few!

Respiratory Therapist (Respiratory Care Practitioner)


Provides 24-hour leadership and accountability for the clinical practice and operational functions for the area(s) of responsibility.  Ensures the quality of direct and indirect patient care by collaborating intra/interdepartmentally with staff, colleagues, administration, physicians, and others.  Effectively manages material, fiscal and human resources.  Delegates appropriately, demonstrates critical thinking to assure delivery of safe, quality, population specific care.  Adheres to organizational policies and procedures; regulatory/accrediting body requirements; and professional practice standards.  Participates in strategic and service growth planning and implementation.


  • Current knowledge of the respiratory rules and regulations from the Ohio Board
  • Current knowledge of the trends and standards of care for area(s) of specialty
  • Working knowledge of regulatory and accrediting body standards and requirements
  • Working knowledge of fiscal management principles and practices.
  • Demonstrate ability to actively manage change, resolve conflict, problem-solve, team building and make decisions.
  • Demonstration of effective verbal and written communications


  • Minimum of Associate degree (Master’s preferred) in related field with:
    • NBRC Certified Respiratory Technician and NBRC Registered Therapist
    • Licensed by Ohio Respiratory Care Board
    • Current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR (BLS) certification required
    • A minimum of five (5) years experience in respiratory care functions with:
      • Three (3) years’ recent management experience in clinical respiratory care services field strongly preferred, OR
      • Recent equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the ability to demonstrate the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.


  • Provides leadership for the assessment, development, implementation, and evaluation of safe, cost-effective direct and indirect care delivered within the area(s) of responsibility
  • Provide assistance to the respiratory care staff in the daily performance of their duties including (but not limited to):
    • Respiratory care and therapy services
    • Pulmonary functions
    • Arterial blood gas draws and analysis
    • Basic neonatal stabilization for transport
    • Respiratory Care-related business operations
  • Develops and supervises the Unit Coordinator and direct and indirect clinical care staff.
  • Maintains knowledge/ensures compliance of and serves as resource for hospital policies and procedures, professional practice standards and regulatory body requirements.
  • Conducts and documents regular staff meetings and communicates information to staff in a timely manner.
  • Collaborates, communicates, and maintains effective relationships with staff, physicians, other healthcare providers and organizational colleagues, and the community.
  • Assumes accountability for the cost-effective financial performance for all resources within the area(s) of responsibility.
  • Prepares, monitors, and responds to variances in the operating and capital budgets.
  • Ensures appropriate staffing levels and adjusts staffing to meet high and low census demands.
  • Develop and implement staff development/education plans utilizing staff input
  • Conduct timely performance appraisals which contain mutually established goals
  • Effectively intervene in a timely and appropriate manner when dealing with employee disciplinary issues
  • Insure technical competency of all department personnel
  • Ensure appropriate adherence by all parties to regulatory requirements for operation and to ensure proper licensing is maintained at all times.
  • Assesses, addresses, and assures documentation of staff competencies
  • Utilizes data to analyze, develop, and implement quality improvement and patient satisfaction initiatives that support a safe environment, regulatory expectations, reduction of risk, and positive clinical outcomes for targeted patient populations.
  • Develops/assists in the review and revision of hospital/division/unit policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of disaster/emergency procedures and responds appropriately.
  • Represents division and/or hospital on appropriate internal/external committees and functions.
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and take the initiative to implement changes when appropriate
  • Demonstrates positive customer service.
  • Utilizes measures to promote and maintain patient, visitor and personnel safety.
  • Provide leadership and support to all levels of the organization to insure all necessary compliance with respiratory care service requirements
  • Update and/or develop, implement, and enforce Respiratory Care Services policies and procedures
  • Demonstrates the appropriate use of infection control principles and personal protection equipment.
  • Supports the mission, values, and vision of the organization.


  • Participates in hospital activities and represents the hospital in delegated functions.
  • Maintains professional growth for self to ensure current and appropriate knowledge base for area(s) of responsibility.
  • Presents a professional image.
  • Participates in staff meetings, education programs, committees, QI activities and mandatory in-services.
  • Assists with control of costs through the judicious use of human and material resources.
  • Other duties as assigned.






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