Manager Respiratory Care -Medical Center (8a-5p)

Position: Manager Respiratory Care -Medical Center (8a-5p)

Job ID: 144529

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Respiratory Care

Talent Area: Respiratory

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years. Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital opening in 2017. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation. To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at


We are searching for a Manager of Respiratory Care – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you’ll manage all activities related to the Respiratory Care Department on your respective shift. To provide patient care in a manner developmentally appropriate for the ages of patients served (infant to young adult).


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Responsibilities :

  • Directly supervises staff in day to day operations to ensure that appropriate hospital and departmental policies are followed accurately by direct observation of staff, staff interviews and feedback from staff and co workers
  • Responsible for performing routine personnel management procedures including employee coaching, counseling and performance reviews
  • Following up on incident reports and ensuring the professional development off all direct reports
  • Participates in developing a four-week schedule that results in equal distribution of staff throughout each week
  • Completes all performance review documentation in a timely manner; documentation is complete, consistent, and applied fairly
  • Fully utilizes a performance review to assess his/her staff’s performance, to generate a feeling of pride for jobs well done, to motivate employees to improve in problem areas, and to motivate employees to strive for perfection in every area
  • Consistently assigns equal workloads and reassigns personnel throughout the shift to maximize coverage in every area from moment to moment
  • Demonstrates correct procedures, and builds rapport with health care personnel
  • Consistently provides a detailed, accurate, and pertinent shift report to the other managers; consistently keeps relief managers informed about all information necessary for managing the shift communicates
  • Consistently monitors and enforces the safe use of Hospital equipment and makes recommendations as needed to improve safety standards; monitors the safe application of policies and procedures, especially those applying to fire safety and infection control
  • Documents shift and/or manager meeting minutes clearly and accurately
  • Knowledgeable about state-of-the-art technology; follows the proper procedures to introduce new technology to the Department


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Graduate of a certification/registry program or Bachelor’s Degree in Respiratory Care
  • RCP - Lic- Respiratory Care - RCP in State of Texas
  • RRT CERT - Cert-Reg Respiratory Therapist by National Board for Respiratory Care
  • 3 years of clinical experience in both critical and non-critical care areas
  • Preferred: 1 Year of management experience, AHA BLS - Cert-Basic Life Support
  • Knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology of the cardiopulmonary systems and infection control; disease states, pathophysiology and pharmacology; operation of equipment used to administer routine respiratory care therapeutic modalities; special procedures once trained
  • Knowledge of basic management principles and techniques
  • Ability to be articulate, courteous and supportive in dealing with hospital, administrative and departmental personnel, patients and parents with ability to honor confidentiality; to independently treat patients from all departments by following the established therapy plan of care; demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills; demonstrate good customer service; utilize basic office equipment and a personal computer

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