The Director of Cardiopulmonary Services has 24-hour accountability for the operation of
the Cardiopulmonary, Sleep Study and Durable Medical departments.
Maintains cost effective operational aspects of the department in cooperation of
administration and ancillary personnel.
Provides leadership and direction in accordance with organizational and
departmental goals and objectives.
Responsible for performance management of employees. Counsels and coaches
employees and takes appropriate disciplinary action for infractions of policy,
seeking input from Human Resources if needed.
Collaborates with administrative support services to provide a safe, clean and
secure environment for patients, staff and visitors.
Develops, justifies and maintains departmental budget(s) for the area(s) of
responsibility. Monitors and maintains patient revenues and expenses, operating
expenses, including salaries and capital expense items within budgetary
Assumes role of patient advocate, respecting guidelines found in the Patient Bill of
Rights. Ensures that all patient/visitor concerns, requests or ideas are
acknowledged in a timely manner.
Supervises all activities related to patient care and sets standards for accurate
reporting and recording of patient's symptoms, reactions and progress.
Ensures quality patient care through assessment, planning, appropriate
intervention, re-evaluation, written documentation, observation and comparison
to established standards.
Follows up on all patient incident reports and medication error reports, directing
action steps as indicated and passing them on to the appropriate party for record
Provides for professional growth and development of staff through identification
of needs, maintenance of staff competencies, encourages educational efforts
(formal and continuing) and evaluates the same. In cooperation with the
Education Coordinator, sets up training and orientation programs.
Must be able to perform the physical demands of the job.
Maintains regular and reliable attendance.
A graduate from an accredited school of Respiratory Care or Certified/Registered
by NBRC and currently licensed to practice Respiratory Care in the state of Iowa.
Minimum 2 years previous relevant experience in hospital respiratory care.
Prior management experience preferred.
Ability to write, implement and evaluate PI plans.
Required to show proof of having completed Mandatory Reporter course at time
of hire or attend within 6 months of start date.
Must adhere to all training requirements as mandated by Federal, State, and
Professional licensure and regulatory standards.