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Director of Respiratory Therapy and Radiology

Chicago, Illinois
Job #: 415488
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This rewarding career will have a big impact in the lives of your patients and patients family. You will build relationships and provide excellent patient care. You will increase the quality and the care of people’s lives everyday by teaching them how to breathe easier. At Kindred Hospitals, our Respiratory Therapists goal and passion is to help their patients regain independence and have a better quality of life by breathing without assistive devices. As a RT you will collaborate and grow in a positive and flexible team environment while administering safe and competent respiratory care.

Success Profile

What do you need to be a successful Respiratory Therapist at Kindred? Here are the top traits we’re looking for:

  • Detail-oriented
  • Flexible
  • Proactive
  • Quick-thinking
  • Team player
  • Understanding

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I must say that this is a very organized company that truly cares about their employees’ well-being.

– HD Respiratory Therapist

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Benefits

  • Healthcare

    We offer a variety of Health Savings Account (HSA) and PPO plan options.

  • 401(k) Plan

    Employees can contribute pre-tax dollars through payroll deduction.

  • Paid Time Off

    Your work/life balance is important to us. We offer our employees a flexible Paid Time Off program.

  • Wellness Program

    We offer tools, resources and support for weight loss, stress reduction, smoking cessation and making overall healthier choices.

  • Community

    Community involvement is consistent with our company's principles and with our mission of customer service and quality care.

  • Benefits and Recognition

    Our goal is to offer valuable compensation and incentive programs that enables us to attract, reward, retain, and motivate highly qualified individuals. Compensation can include bonus plans and recognition for going above & beyond.

Job Details


Description

IT'S SIMPLE. You want to work in a hospital setting where you are valued and appreciated - where you receive respect from your superiors and co-workers as well as the patients you treat.
You want to be challenged by your job without being overwhelmed by it.  You want to play an instrumental role in helping a patient recover, sometimes against strong odds, and go home. What you want is Kindred Healthcare.
Our mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and shareholder we serve.  Join us!
Come supervise routine radiological procedures, studies and treatments. Maintain a system for reporting results of all radiological studies and the associated billing procedures. Responsible for the performance level of staff members to be in accordance with quality standards, and state/local/federal requirements. In charge of the radiological safety program.

Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate the activities of personnel involved in providing radiographs, nuclear medicine scans, ultrasonic procedures and computerized tomography scans for physicians and radiologists who diagnose and treat physical injuries and medical disorders.
  • Develop short/long-term goals for the Radiology Services Department; assess the effectiveness of Radiology contributions to improving performance.
  • Provide necessary direction to ensure that the radiological services provided are in accordance with hospital standards and outside regulatory and licensing agencies.
  • Responsible for radiological safety in the hospital: ensure compliance with safety standards and disaster plans.
  • Develop and administer departmental policies and quality control plans.
  • Work with administration and staff to develop plans for new equipment, facilities, and additional personnel.
  • Responsible for purchasing routinely used supplies and capital expenditures; obtain and recommend acceptance of bids.
  • Direct and participate in in-service education programs for your department and ancillary personnel.
  • Ensure that equipment is properly maintained; make minor repairs/adjustments.
  • Direct preparation and maintenance of routine departmental records as well as specific or periodic reports or analyses.
  • Ensure maintenance of the CQI Program; check results with departmental physicist.
  • Plan joint administrative and technical programs with other departments to coordinate radiological services with other patient care services.
  • Develop operation manuals by investigating trends and developments in radiological practices and techniques. Outline methods, procedures and techniques reflecting advances in the field to guide professional and technical staff.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

Education:

Bachelors degree in Respiratory Therapy or Administration.

Licenses/Certification:

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care.

Current state licensure.

BCLS and ACLS certifications.

ACLS instructor preferred

Must maintain currency of NBRC and BCLS/ACLS Certifications and State license.

Experience:

Minimum five years of previous experience in all aspects of cardiopulmonary services.

Minimum four years management experience in acute care hospital.

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