Children’s National Health System (Children’s National) in Washington, D.C. is seeking a Director of Respiratory Care. The Director of Respiratory Care will lead and support a growing department to provide top tier excellence of care to the sickest Children.
Reporting to the Vice President of the Chief Medical Office for Hospital and Specialty Service, the Director of Respiratory Care plans, implements, directs and evaluates activities, resources, programs, and services for all areas within the Division of Respiratory Care. S/he creates active research collaborations in the field of pediatric cardiopulmonary medicine with the ECMO program, and supports clinical research as requested by Divisions of Critical Care, Neonatology, Pulmonary Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Transport Medicine.
The incoming Director of Respiratory Care will be a highly visible and accessible leader. S/he will be a Respiratory Therapist registered with the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC), and have a minimum of five years of progressive leadership experience. A bachelor’s degree is required and Master’s degree is strongly preferred. S/he will have demonstrated leadership and management skills in a pediatric hospital environment. The ideal candidate will have familiarity with departmental budgets, statistics and analytics. Experience with research and clinical trials desired.
Founded in 1870, Children’s National Health System is ranked among the top ten pediatric hospitals in the United States by US News & World Report. Research at Children’s National is conducted through the Children’s Research Institute, the academic arm of Children’s National Health System. See www.childrensnational.org
The Division of Respiratory Care Services (RCS) provides patient care 24-hours per day, seven days per week. RCS is dynamically involved in all areas of the hospital including the three intensive care units and the Emergency Medical Trauma Center. Respiratory Care Services provides its therapies and services to all units and applicable departments through the approval of the medical staff and in accordance with a complete written physician’s order. Therapists work and are actively involved with, but are not limited to, the management of patients with asthma, cystic fibrosis, respiratory distress, and respiratory failure who need ventilatory support. RCS offers many modalities of mechanical ventilation, including high frequency oscillatory ventilation and non-invasive positive pressure ventilation.
Children’s National has retained the services of ZurickDavis to assist in this search. A full description is available at the Current Engagements tab of www.ZurickDavis.com. We invite interested parties to send a resume and cover letter to CNHSDirResp2222@ZurickDavis.com. All contact with ZurickDavis will remain confidential. For additional questions, please contact Fernando Limbo at 781.938.1975.
Children’s National Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.
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