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Providence Health & Services Service Area Leader, Respiratory Services in Torrance, California



The Service Area Leader, Respiratory Services plans, organizes and directs the strategic and operational activities of Respiratory Care for all assigned service area ministries. Responsible for business plans, fiscal management and clinical and resource utilization. Works with Medical Directors and Physicians to develop programs and provides managerial support and oversight for all assigned functions. Facilitates change and promotes teamwork within and between departments and facilities.


  • Develops and implements the goals and objectives of the SoCal Region Respiratory Care Services in conjunction with key stakeholders (Respiratory Regional Leader, hospital and nursing leadership, inpatient leadership, medical directors, managers and staff), which assures safe, efficient quality services.

  • Directs and participates in quality improvement efforts in all entities across the region. Encourages and supports involvement of staff in coordinated quality improvement activities.

  • Ensures the provision of quality respiratory care services by: • Providing direction for recruiting, selecting, training and developing qualified and outstanding employees. • Developing and implementing regional quality improvement activities. • Assuring compliance with accreditation requirements. • Developing regional Mission focus at all delivery sites. Eliciting feedback from employees, physicians and patients and other clients regarding service satisfaction. Implementing appropriate action to effect change. • Meeting safety/infection control standards to protect patients/clients, visitors and employees in all service environments. • Supporting and enhancing employees expertise to maintain/develop knowledge, skills, abilities and attitudes to promote excellence and quality outcomes.

  • Ensures continued development and viability of respiratory care departments across the Service Area by: • Coordinating and implementing new services that add value. • Establishing and maintaining positive relations and communications with physicians, hospital.• Coordinating services with various departments/programs. • Representing SoCal Region respiratory care services accurately and effectively. Creating and responding to opportunities for service development with physicians/departments/community/region. • Enhancing personal expertise to stay current regarding services, trends and changes in health care. Monitor strategic supply chain agreements.

  • Coordinates all Service Area operations by: • Establishing and implementing regional policies and procedures. • Establishing and controlling budgets and expenses. • Monitoring quality control statistics and coordinating changes to meet standards. • Leading and coordinating the Service Area respiratory care, management team, providing essential information/direction for effective staff/service management. • Monitoring, directing and negotiating contracted services including Medical Director contracts. • Writing reports and providing communication in support of quality and effective service delivery. • Developing and monitoring annual regional, department, management team and service objectives/standards and goals. • Writing and administering business plans for expansion of services and facilities, growth and cost improvement. • Traveling between all Service Area facilities throughout the year to standardize and assure best practices within multiple services.

  • Achieves and maintains efficient and cost effective respiratory care services by: • Establishing and promoting positive team problem solving to empower employees to act effectively to cause change. • Promoting innovation to identify new system efficiencies. • Developing and utilizing efficiency systems, such as decision support, that support stewardship priorities.

  • Ensures optimum quality of work life environment for employees by: • Assuring evaluation of staff performance, objectives, standards and personal development plans which support employee participation. If necessary, disciplining or discharging staff who fail to meet expected performance standards according to established policies. • Supporting employee professional growth, involvement and development. • Providing a positive work environment that supports a productive team-oriented spirit such as recognition of outstanding service.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare, business or other related field.

  • Coursework/ Training in advanced education in areas of respiratory care services, human resources, business and quality management.

  • Upon hire a current professional license as required to practice in the State of California

  • 5 years of progressively responsible experience which includes at least 5 years managing respiratory care services in a large acute care facility.

  • Must have exceptional competence in scientific and practical application of pulmonary function testing, exercise and metabolic testing, critical care management and comprehensive respiratory care.

  • Must have computer and management knowledge, skills and abilities applicable to diagnostics and therapeutic medical equipment, business and information systems.

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As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Leadership

Location: California-Torrance

Req ID: 261055