Director of Respiratory Therapy in Loxahatchee, Florida, United States
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HCA Florida Palms West Hospital

Director of Respiratory Therapy

Loxahatchee, FL, United States
Full-time • Days 7-10 Hrs/Wkdays Only
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Director of Respiratory Therapy
Cardiopulmonary Department 
Full Time, Day Shift, 1.0 FTE
HCA Florida Palms West Hospital
Loxahatchee, FL
Facility Description:
Since 1986, HCA Florida Palms West Hospital has celebrated excellence in healthcare. Our state-of-the-art 204-bed facility, centrally located in Palm Beach County, offers top-quality care in every category from preventative programs to elective, major, and emergency surgeries. We are an Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) Primary Stroke Center. HCA Florida Palms West Hospital has adult and pediatric emergency services, a dedicated New Life Center featuring Birthing Suites and a Level II NICU, as well as a full-service Children’s Hospital, providing pediatric healthcare services in one child-friendly location. Additional services include outpatient rehabilitation, an aquatics center, orthopedic spine center, robotics, and interventional radiology.
HCA Florida Palms West Hospital is located on a spacious 94-acre campus in Palm Beach County, just 12 miles from the Atlantic Ocean.  The surrounding areas include Wellington, Royal Palm Beach and Loxahatchee. Wellington is known for its abundant parks and quality schools. Royal Palm Beach and Loxahatchee are known for their large acreage parcels, new homes, and equestrian community. We invite you to explore career opportunities with us at Palms West Hospital and The Children’s Hospital at Palms West. Join our team of top healthcare professionals while enjoying all Palm Beach County has to offer.
We are committed to providing our employees with the support they need. HCA Florida Palms West Hospital, we offer an array of medical, dental, and vision packages as well as several add-on perks to make your benefits package truly customizable to you and your family needs. Some of our unique benefits we offer include:
  • Student Loan Repayment*
  • Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance Programs*
  • Paid Personal Leave
  • 401k (100% annual match – 3% to 9% of pay based on years of service)
  • Identity Theft Protection discounts
  • Auto, Home, and Life Insurance options
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)*
*If applicable, please refer to the CBA or the local HR office to confirm if this benefit applies to your position.
Position Description:
Oversees the efficient operation of the Respiratory/Pulmonary Department. Responsible for planning and organizing therapeutic and pulmonary procedures performed on patients (acute and chronic) ranging from “newborn” to geriatric population. Works with the designated Medical Director of Cardiopulmonary Services to develop respiratory care standards and ensure diagnostic and therapeutic programs comply with all Hospital and regulatory agency standards and procedures. Regularly reviews and revises as necessary all departmental policies and procedures pertaining to the service.  Coordinates provision of Respiratory Care Services with other medical functions and serves as technical resource for Department personnel.
The Department Director assumes the role as a leader in planning, directing and managing the department and staff to assure quality service on a 24 hour basis. The Department Director is responsible for meeting JCAHO Standards, complying with corporate policy and procedures, for managing supplies and equipment on the unit, for promoting teamwork with physicians and all health care providers, for promoting internal and external customer satisfaction, and for appropriate resource management.

  • Graduate of an AMA approved respiratory care educational and training program of the equivalent thereof
  • Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science required
  • Min. of 2 years in a Director role in Respiratory Care, diagnostic and therapeutic techniques and procedures, equipment use and regulations, as well as the ability to organize and direct activities of a large subordinate staff.
  • Have extensive knowledge of Quality Improvement / Joint Commission /CMS and CAP standards.
  • Current State of Florida license as a Respiratory Therapist.
  • Current Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care Preferred
  • Current BLS
  • ACLS or ALS required, PALS and NRP 
This position is incentive eligible.


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