Assistant Manager - Respiratory Care (1.0 FTE, Rotating)

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Category: Clinical Services
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Rotating
Req: 17848
FTE: 1

Clinical Services

1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Rotating Shift

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.

The Assistant Manager Respiratory Care manages the day-to-day clinical operations and workflow of the Respiratory Therapy department. Promotes the achievement of the department's goals and objectives and is accountable for the performance and results of their team. Acts as a resource for the department's staff and as a representative for the Respiratory Care Clinical Manager. Assists with unit workload performing direct patient care as necessary.

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).

  • Performs management functions by interviewing, selecting and providing training for new staff; by approving or disapproving recommendations from subordinate staff on personnel actions; by evaluating subordinates' performance; by hearing and resolving employee grievances; and by determining the need for and initiating disciplinary action in order to ensure adequate and competent staffing for the agency, program, division or institution. Accountable for the performance and results of their team.

  • Guided by policies, resources, and business plans, manages the daily activities of Respiratory Therapists. Applies understanding of the business and how own team integrates with others to achieve departmental objectives. Adapts departmental plans and priorities to address resource and operational challenges.

  • Interprets organization-wide policies to provide process guidance and advice to others. Recommends operating policies and establishes procedures for team.

  • Identifies and resolves technical, operational, and organizational problems; considers multiple sources of information to identify the best course of action for the team.

  • Participates in preparing and administering the budget for Respiratory Therapy; continuously monitors and verifies expenditures to ensure that they are within budgetary limits.

  • Facilitates the effective delivery of competent, compassionate care by monitoring and evaluating patient care processes and outcomes to facilitate smooth workflow and desired outcomes on the patient care units.

  • In conjunction with the manager and director, participates in unit department goal and program planning, development, and evaluation of programs and special projects as assigned. Participates in and supports continuous quality, process, and performance improvement and risk management programs at the departmental unit level.

  • Represents Respiratory Therapy to other hospital departments and clinical areas. May serve on various committee and workgroups.

  • Schedules staff to ensure adequate coverage, prioritizing staff assignments as needed based on last-minute requests or staffing shortages.

  • Provides competent and compassionate patient care (appropriate to age and condition of the patient), serving as a role model and mentor; and assists with unit workload performing direct patient care as necessary.

  • Works on special projects and assists the manager and director in such duties as may be assigned or delegated including recommendations regarding policies and procedures.

  • In coordination with the Clinical Specialists and Clinical Manager, facilitates orientation, training and ongoing staff development.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Bachelor's degree in a work-related field/discipline from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Four (4) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience

License/Certification: Must be licensed by the State of California as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP).


Current American Heart Association (AHA) Certification for Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers


Certification for Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).


Certification for Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)


Current American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Certification for Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP).


Must be registered by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) 


Neonatal-Pediatric Specialist credential (RRT-NPS).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

  • Ability to provide leadership, influence others to meet patient needs and achieve shared goals, to effectively prioritize system resources to provide quality and valued patient care, promote cooperative behaviors, act as a role model, resource and mentor.

  • Ability to supervise, coach, mentor, train, and evaluate work results.

  • Ability to delegate responsibly to others, activities according to ability, level of preparation, the standards of practice and regulatory guidelines.

  • Ability to contribute to health care policy formulation when working in partnership with a multidisciplinary team of health care providers.

  • Ability to develop programs and lead process improvement projects.

  • Ability to manage and/or deal with ambiguity.

  • Ability to initiate and implement change conducive to the improvement of the quality and safety of respiratory care delivery.

  • Ability to use information and keep abreast of developments in technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making in patient care.

  • Knowledge of current theories, principles, practices, standards, emerging technologies, techniques and approaches in the respiratory care profession, and the health care system, and the responsibility and accountability for the outcome of practice.

  • Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations; standards and guidelines of certifying and accrediting bodies; hospital and department/unit standards, protocols, policies and procedures governing the provision of respiratory care.

  • Knowledge of principles, practices and current trends in health care and hospital system organization and administration sufficient to provide clinical management, leadership, coordination, and operational direction for assigned areas of responsibility.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Pay Range

Compensation is based on the level and requirements of the role.

Salary within our ranges may also be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, location, and abilities, as required by the role, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.

Typically, new team members join at the minimum to mid salary range.

Minimum to Midpoint Range (1.0 FTE): $129,792.00 to $172,099.20

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.