Job Description

Job ID
Ben Taub General Hospital
Hiring Range:
Annual Minimum to Midpoint:
Full/Part Time

About Us

Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.

Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its two hospitals: Ben Taub and LBJ.

Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its hospitals — Ben Taub and Lyndon B. Johnson — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Job Profile

The Director of Respiratory Care (DRC) is accountable for the operational, human resource, quality, and financial management of his or her assigned pavilion department. This DRC works with the Administrative Director to translate pavilion and department strategic plans and policies into a department plan suitable to the unique operational needs. The DRC leads implementation and evaluation of the department plan and provides reports relevant to achievement of goals. The DRC provides oversight to ensure care delivery, quality management, and staff utilization. The DRC facilitates actualization of shared governance and practice level advancement of unit personnel. The DRC has the authority to make all operational and human resource decisions relevant to his or her assigned department as long as decisions are consistent with district, and departmental policies, standards, and other Associate Administrator and Administrative Director approved guidelines.

The DRC responsible for creating and maintaining an environment that cultivates exemplary patient care. As a member of the multidisciplinary leadership team, the DRC establishes a setting that supports professional practice and empowers respiratory care practitioners to provide safe, effective, compassionate, and efficient patient care in collaboration with all health care disciplines. The DRC ensures compliance with standards established by professional respiratory care organizations; national, state, and local regulatory agencies; and institutional policies and procedures. The DRC is accountable for respiratory care practice that upholds high standards of integrity and ethical behavior. The DRC mentors others, role models professionalism, and participation in activities such as respiratory organizations, research, the community.


Education/Licensure/Specialized Training: Graduation from an accredited School of Respiratory Care with A Masters degree in Respiratory Care or related field;Licensure/Certification: Applicable professional certification is to be completed within two (2) years, if not held at the time of appointment;

Work Experience: Five (5) years of Respiratory Care experience with at least three (3) years work experience in related clinical area of practice;

Management Experience: Five (5) years related management/leadership experience is required.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Communication Skills Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact); Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking) On Occasion; Writing /Composing, Correspondence, Reports; Other Skills: Analytical, Design, Medical Terms, PC, Research, Statistical, Word Proc; Work Schedule: Weekends, Holidays, Flexible, Travel

Benefits and EEOC

Harris Health System benefits program is designed to provide you with more flexibility and choices in meeting your specific needs. Harris Health System benefits program allows you to protect your income in case of illness, death and disability, and to help you save for retirement.

It is the policy of Harris Health System to provide equal opportunity for all applicants for employment regardless political affiliation, race, color, national origin, age, sex, religious creed or disability. Applicants may request any reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the application process.

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