Respiratory Therapy Manager

Full Time Regular
7557B Dannaher Drive
Powell, TN 37849-3568
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Job Description

Critical Illness Recovery Hospital 


Respiratory Therapy Manager


Who we are:
At Select Specialty/Regency Hospitals, a division of Select Medical, we care for chronically and critically ill or post-ICU patients who require extended hospital care. Select Medical employs over 48,000 people across the country and provides quality care to approximately 70,000 patients each and every day across our four divisions.

Our mission is to provide an exceptional patient care experience that promotes healing and recovery in a compassionate environment. Each employee plays a vital role in doing that by living our cultural behaviors - celebrating success, owning the future, being patient-centered, creating change, thinking first and building trust.

Do you love the challenge of working with medically complex patients? Do you thrive on collaboration? Are you passionate about delivering an excellent patient experience? If you answered 'yes', consider an opportunity with us.


Your responsibilities:
We are looking for valued employees who will be Champions of the Select Medical Way, which includes putting the patient first, helping to improve quality of life for the community in which you live and work, continuing to develop and welcome new ideas, providing high-quality care and doing well by doing what is right.

Specific responsibilities of the Respiratory Therapy Manager include:

  • Responsibility for the 24 hour operations of the respiratory therapy department
  • Overseeing the daily operations of the Respiratory Therapy Department to include staff interviews, employment decision, orientation, performance evaluations, employee training and development, as well as inventory, equipment, and instrument issues
  • Sharing responsibility for employee engagement, recruitment and retention
  • Implementing company standards of care, policies, and procedures
  • Ensuring all regulatory requirements are met regarding respiratory and point of care
  • Functioning as Moderate Complexity Lab Manager over point of care testing (Site Dependent)
  • Functioning as the Safety Officer, overseeing the Environment of Care (Site Depending)
  • Creating and maintaining clinical schedule for safe staffing
  • Maintaining clinical cost control
  • Coordinating and actively participating in Wean Team/Pulmonary Rounds and maintains a direct line of communication with pulmonary physicians to facilitate/implement and routinely monitor weaning patients from mechanical ventilation; if protocols do not exist, works toward site specific protocol implementation
  • Maintaining open and ongoing communication with the Chief Nursing Officer to ensure patient, staff, and facility needs are met
  • Promoting flexibility, team building and engagement to promote an efficient and positive work environment
  • Steering Progressive clinical excellence through staff development
  • Promoting continuous quality improvement
  • Teaching and counseling patients/families
  • Maintaining competency in Rapid Response and code events

Providing respiratory care to patients with critical and complex medical and surgical conditions.



As a Respiratory Therapy Manager, you must be able to deliver superior quality in all that you do.

Other requirements of the Respiratory Therapy Manager role include:

  • Valid Respiratory Therapy license in state of employment
  • Registered Credential (RRT) from the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC)
  • Associates Degree in Respiratory Therapy required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Two years supervisory experience preferred
  • Five (5) years’ of experience as a Respiratory Therapist in an Acute Care setting
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) required within 6 months of hire
  • Skills in handling emergency and life-threatening situations
  • Positive, caring and customer-service oriented attitude

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Your benefits:
Select Medical strives to provide our employees with a solid work-life balance, as we understand that happy employees have both fulfilling careers and meaningful lives beyond our doors.

  • The opportunity to care for complex, critically ill patients in a compassionate environment.
  • An extensive and thorough 6-week orientation program.
  • Work jointly with an interdisciplinary team, consisting of registered nurses, physical and occupational therapists, speech language pathologists and physicians to assist patients in regaining their independence.
  • Develop collaborative relationships with patients and their families.
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Extended Illness Days (EID).
  • Health, Dental, and Vision insurance; Life insurance; Prescription coverage.
  • A 401(k) retirement plan with company match.
  • Short and Long Term Disability.
  • Personal and Family Medical Leave.
  • Tuition Reimbursement totaling up to $5,000/year.
  • Student Loan Repayment Assistance totaling $1,000 per quarter ($4,000 per year).
  • 100% company-paid RN to BSN scholarship.
  • Nurse Executive Development Program, which is a mentoring initiative that shapes top performing nurses into leaders in our hospitals.
  • Clinical Advancement Program for RNs who would like to advance their skills with a PCCN certification and/or CCRN certification, both of which would include quarterly bonuses.

We'd love for you to join our team!


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