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SIDRA4782 - Manager - Respiratory Therapy

Department: Allied Health Div
Division: Support Services Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 20-Mar-2019
Organizational Profile:

Sidra Medicine is a state of the art academic medical center that will function to the level of the highest international standards. Its clinical focus is on the specialty care of women and children.

Sidra’s Vision is: “Sidra Medicine will be a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top medical centers in the world”.

Achieving this vision will encompass three essential activities:

World Class: Patient and Family Centered Care Health Education Biomedical Discovery


The Allied Health Department is a diverse mix of professions and services working together to provide patients with the comprehensive care that they require. Allied Health will provide services to neonatal, pediatric and adolescent patients of all specialties, as well as obstetrical and gynecological patients.

The vision of the Department of Allied Health is to provide outstanding care, rehabilitation, and patient/ family support through the provision of high quality clinicians and services working in an interdisciplinary environment that integrates education, research, and innovation into its model of care.
JOB SUMMARY: The Manager - Respiratoryl Therapy is responsible for leadership in the areas of operations, administrative functions and collaboration with clinical programs. The incumbent is also responsible for the development of programs and program evaluation methodologies; research activities and evidence based practices; facilitating education programs and performing other duties consistent with the classification, as delegated by the Director - Allied Health. He/ She promotes a culture of continuous improvement and helps to generate innovative ideas within Allied health services.
  • Serves as a professional and role model for staff and is an advocate for patients and their families demonstrating behaviors consistent with the organizational/education competency framework, Sidra values, policies, procedures and guidelines.

  • Provides leadership and direction in accordance with organizational and departmental goals and objectives.

  • Provides supervision and guidance to staff ensuring that all care is provided in accordance with Core Standards of Care and established policies and procedures.

  • Plans for safe staffing patterns, while meeting the patient's need for continuity of care and level of care.

  • Evaluates and ensures that clinical documentation, diagnoses and plans of care are integrated and effective in delivering an individual plan of care.

  • Collaborates with ancillary services in adherence to international standards to ensure a safe, clean and secure environment for patients, staff and visitors.

  • Monitors operating income and expenditure and provides appropriate reports.

  • Monitors the utilization of respiratory equipment and supplies.

  • Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, cost, and impact on practice in respiratory care services.

  • Provides input and implements evidence-based standards in formulating unit patient care policy and procedures for  Respiratory Care Services

  • Utilizes outcome measures to evaluate effectiveness of care through the review of data and the questioning of inconsistencies.

  • Establishes and maintains working relationships and solicits input from physicians and other healthcare personnel to ensure optimal patient care.

  • Leads Performance Improvement activities and committees on the service as assigned.

  • Leads  in the recruitment, interviewing and selection of Respiratory Care Services staff.

  • Responsible for completion of regular performance evaluations for project team members;

  • Conducts evaluations for new staff prior to completion of probationary period.

  • Counsels and/or disciplines staff when appropriate.

  • Supports the retention of all staff by creating a healthy work environment that facilitates teamwork, and treats colleagues, patients/families and visitors with dignity and respect at all times.  Ensures relevant information is communicated to all staff effectively and efficiently.

  • Maintains effective administrative processes in the service and reviews and revises service policies and procedures as required.

  • Contributes to the achievement of cost efficiency savings in the service and maintains an awareness

  • Evaluates Respiratory Care processes and clinical information systems to ensure standardized assessment, diagnosis, outcomes and evaluation.

  • Maintains clinical skills and licenses.

  • Provides clinical services where appropriate

  • Collaborates with clinical educators in the implementation and evaluation of staff and patient education.

  • Integrates research findings into practice planning and, where appropriate, participates in the generation of new knowledge.

  • Participates in Sidra commissioning activities as required.

  • Deputizes for the Director as required.

  • Follows all organizational policies and procedures.

  • Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies.

In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra during this pre-operational phase, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.





  • Master’s Degree in related field or in Business Administration.



  • 7+ years Respiratory Care Services management experience including 3 years progressive management experience
  • Experience in organizing data and generating thorough, accurate , timely reports. 
  • Experience with clinical Information systems either as an end user, super user or build contributor.

Experience managing and Arterial Blood Gas Laboratory according to the College of American Pathologists (CAP) accreditation standards or equivalent.

Certification and Licensure

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) in country of origin. 


Job Specific Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to use search engines and data bases for internet research.
  • Strong analytical and research skills..
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

Familiarity with TJC, JCI, CAP and other accreditation organizations.

Sidra’s Organizational Values:
  • Trust: Being competent; acting consistently, reliably and predictably; acting with honesty and integrity; respecting patient, employee and commercial confidentiality; delivering on commitments
  • Care: Acting with empathy, kindness and compassion; being humble; listening and responding; acting with cultural sensitivity; Caring for patients and staff
  • Teamwork: Sharing information and knowledge and learning from demonstrated expertise; being respectful, and thereby earning respect of others; acting with professionalism; leading and following; collaborating and being accessible
  • Transparency: Frequent and honest communication; open access to information for decision making; willingly acknowledge shortcomings; speaking up about concerns; publishing performance indicators
  • Innovation: Freedom to innovate; welcoming ideas and encouraging creativity; supporting talent; creating confidence; celebrating successes
  • Efficiency: Providing measurable value; using data to drive decision making; having and achieving clear goals; building processes that work; continuously improving outcomes in patient and family care
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