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Director, Respiratory Services – Medical University of South Carolina

Entity/Organization:  MUHA (Medical University Hospital Authority/Medical Center)

Hours per week: 40

Scheduled Work Hours/Shift: Day

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Salaried

Job Summary/Purpose: The Director reports to the Administrator of Therapeutic Services. Under limited supervision, the Director provides patient and employee service excellence, guided by evidence based practice and transformational leadership strategy. This role ensures value and quality driven patient care is provided in a safe and efficient environment for all patients on a 24 hour basis.

Minimum Training and Education: A Master’s degree in a related field from an accredited college/university; Master of Business or Health Administration preferred.  A minimum of 10 years of respiratory experience in both adult and pediatric care and 5 years of managerial experience with total span of control >100 FTE.  Tertiary/ quaternary acute care experience preferred. Certification in specialty area preferred or completion within one year of  eligibility strongly encouraged.  Demonstrated ability to implement sound business and human resource management principles essential. Experience working in an integrated environment collaborating with other healthcare professionals in planning, development, and performance improvement required.  Demonstrated success in developing and executing operational budgets for both outpatient and inpatient operations.

Required Licensure, Certifications, Registrations:Current South Carolina licensure as a Registered Respiratory Therapist. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) required, either a certification from an American Heart Association (AHA) BLS for Healthcare Providers (or AHA recognized equivalent) or an American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer and Healthcare Provider.

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions while standing. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions while sitting. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions while walking. (Frequent) Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Infrequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent) Ability to perform ‘pinching’ operations. (Infrequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Continuous) Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 15 lbs. unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift/lower objects 15 lbs. from/to floor from/to 36 inches unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift from 36 inches to overhead 15 lbs. (Infrequent) Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected, in one eye or with both eyes. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to work in a latex safe environment. (Continuous) Ability to deal effectively with stressful situations. (Frequent) *Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) *(Selected Positions) *Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous) *(Selected Position) *Ability to be qualified physically for respirator use, initially and as required. (Continuous) (Selected Positions)*

Apply online or email the resume to bradlcou@musc.edu

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