Memorial Hermann Children’s Hospital , 12/12/2022

  Marina Hansen
Facility Name
  Memorial Hermann Children's Hospital
Facility Location
  Houston, TX
Facility description or mission
  Our Mission
Memorial Hermann Health System is a non-profit, values-driven, community-owned health system dedicated to improving health.

When families come to Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, they expect to find the technological advances and healing expertise of a university-affiliated academic hospital. What continues to surprise them is the special compassion and focus on families that distinguishes us as one of the finest hospitals in the nation.
Job Description
Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital is a 332-bed quaternary care women and children’s hospital, located in the Texas Medical Center. Children’s offers care in more than 40 children's and women’s specialties, including the latest advances in high-risk pregnancy and neonatal critical care services, and renowned programs in pediatric trauma, neurosciences, cardiac and fetal care – providing services for children and women in all stages of life. With 118 Level IV NICU beds and 138 Pediatric Beds, Children’s Memorial Hermann functions as one of the busiest Level I trauma centers in the country.

Job summary
  Job Description Summary
The Director of Respiratory Care I is responsible for providing leadership, direction and support for all inpatient respiratory services. Ensures the delivery of quality care to patients. Responsible for planning, implementing, reviewing and controlling the budget, staffing, and Continuous Quality Improvement process.
Essential job responsibilities
  Principal Accountabilities

Monitors and directs all patient care activities. Responsible for directing clinical and non-clinical personnel.
Reviews and approves all new hires, establishes and controls standards for performance appraisals.
Identifies staffing needs of the department and provides for accordingly.
Coordinates inservice/training needs of staff with Staff Development department. Remains available, accessible and visible to staff.
Recognizes staff’s achievements and accomplishments and provides ongoing feedback on performance.
Establishes scope of service, goals and develops strategic plan for the department.
Stays up-to-date on new developments in the field and incorporates such in the department’s scope of service.
Reviews departmental policies, procedures, and systems.
Complies with all applicable regulatory requirements and standards.
Conducts appropriate department promotional activities and participates in hospital marketing activities.
Assures that revenue, expenses, contribution margin and FTE’s meet or exceed budget.
Prepares and submits budget and related reports. Forecasts and accurately projects expenses.
Takes corrective action to address negative variances.
Identifies and proposes capital budget items appropriately.
Promotes physician input and communication; includes medical staff in planning new or revised policies, procedures and services.
Provides rapid response and follow-up to medical staff issues/concerns; greets new physicians and orients them to the department services; seeks new ways to encourage new physicians to utilize our hospital services.
Adheres to ongoing leadership training/program/hours (within first 2 years of employment) offered either through internal or external educational and leadership programs.
Ensures safe care to patients, staff and visitors; adheres to all Memorial Hermann policies, procedures, and standards within budgetary specifications including time management, supply management, productivity and quality of service.
Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency; supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor and resource to less experienced staff.
Other duties as assigned.

  Education: Bachelor of Science degree in healthcare profession with specialty in Respiratory Care


Current and unrestricted State of Texas Respiratory Care Practitioners license and Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) certification from the National Board for Respiratory Care, Inc (NBRC) required
Current Basic Life Support certification or other certification based on respiratory unit requirement

  Experience / Knowledge / Skills:

A minimum of Eight (8) years of progressive clinical experience; two (2) years of progressive supervisory experience
Excellent knowledge of TJC requirements relative to Respiratory Care as well as exceptional clinical skills
Expertise in all areas of respiratory care service line management required
Demonstrates excellent organizational, technical, management and both verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrates commitment to the Partners-in-Caring process by integrating our culture in all internal and external customer interactions; delivers on our brand promise of “we advance health” through innovation, accountability, empowerment, collaboration, compassion and results while ensuring one Memorial Hermann.
Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Candidate Qualifications:

– A minimum of Ten (10) years of progressive clinical experience; Five (5) years of progressive supervisory experience
– Experience working in an academic medical center
– Experience managing at least Seventy-Five (75) FTEs
– Strong experience in Pediatric and Neonatal care

State license requirement

  • Texas Respiratory Care Practitioner

Work Schedule

  • Full-time days

To apply, go to—Children-s-Memorial-Hermann-Hospital_100134485