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AdventHealth Director of Respiratory Therapy Neuro and Sleep in Shawnee, Kansas


Director Respiratory Therapy, Neuro and Sleep

All the benefits and perks you need for you and your family:

  • Benefits from Day One for eligible employees

  • Paid Days Off from Day One

  • Career Development

  • Whole Person Wellbeing Resources

  • Mental Health Resources and Support

  • Debt-free Education* (Certifications and Degrees without out-of-pocket tuition expense)

Our promise to you:

Joining AdventHealth is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind and spirit. AdventHealth is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.

Schedule: Full Time, Days

Location: 9100 W 74 th Street, Merriam, KS 66204

The community you’ll be caring for:

At AdventHealth Shawnee Mission, formerly Shawnee Mission Medical Center, you're more than just a number on a chart. You're a whole person, who functions best when physically, emotionally, and spiritually fit. Find whole-person care, dedicated teams and staff, and a wide variety of medical services, all at our hospital in Shawnee Mission, Kansas.

The role you’ll contribute:

The Director of Respiratory Therapy, Neurology, and Sleep Lab is responsible for the ongoing effective leadership of the service lines for AdventHealth Shawnee Mission. The Director directs planning, organizing, coordinating, monitoring, growth, and the evaluation of the care provided for the patients in the service line. S/he is responsible for the implementation of organizational strategic initiatives. The Director is responsible for promoting the service lines to internal and external customers, maintaining collaborative relationships with the physicians, patients/customers, families, administration, and team members to meet customer needs and expectations, and identifying strategies to build the service line. S/he leads and holds the managers and team members accountable for the quality of services, operational and human resource management of their departments. Partners with managers in budget preparation and assessment of productivity.

The value you’ll bring to the team:


  • Is able to articulate clinical knowledge related to the care of assigned responsibility. Provides clinical expertise or is able to resource clinical expertise as needed.

  • Promotes care delivery with respect for individuals' rights and preferences.

  • Participates in organizational policy formulation and decision-making utilizing clinical expertise as a guideline. Assures organizational clinical policies and procedures are reviewed and updated in accordance with evidence-based practice.

  • Assesses and evaluates the quality and appropriateness of health care delivered to assigned patient population.

  • Maintain knowledge of current practice and the roles and functions of patient care team members.

  • Maintains current knowledge of patient care delivery systems and innovations; able to articulate patient care model and the advantages/disadvantages of each. Determines when new delivery models are appropriate, envisions them, and implements as needed.

  • Active participant or leader of clinical committees that affect patient care and outcomes.


  • Possesses the critical thinking skills necessary to address ideas, beliefs, or viewpoints of others and lead others in the appropriate direction. Demonstrates reflective leadership and realizes that leadership begins from within.

  • Promotes system thinking as a value in the organization. Considers the impact of service line decisions on the healthcare organization.

  • Builds loyalty and commitment throughout their service area. Can merge divergent ideas and viewpoints for the good of the service lines.

  • Acts as a change agent, utilizing change theory to plan for the implementation of organizational change, supports staff during the change, and adapts leadership style to the situations of the change.

  • Assumes oversight for overall staffing of assigned areas. Assures overall staffing is effective, efficient, and promotes the delivery of quality care. Assures that staff is representative of the population diversity though oversight of recruitment, selection, and retention of personnel.

  • Assures there is appropriate orientation for new staff and appropriate methodologies for ongoing competency assessment of seasoned staff. Monitors timely completion of performance evaluations, sets goals and provides feedback and counseling to employees.

  • Coordinates patient care with other healthcare disciplines, assists in integrating services across the continuum of health care. Rounds with intention on the units and ancillary departments engaging staff and leading out in maintaining an environment of safety.

  • Assesses plans in order to address issues such as; ethnic, cultural, and diversity changes in the population; political and social influences; financial and economic issues; aging of society and demographic trends; ethical issues; and, environmental influences on health.

  • Integrates Evidence Based Practice into daily operations and care of patients.

  • Accepts organizational accountability for service line outcomes; holds leadership and staff accountable for outcomes and work performed.

  • Hold self and others accountable for performance improvement outcomes


  • Is able to identify, develop, and mentor others in order for them to meet their fullest potential at the organization. Maintains a high level of professionalism in order to be seen as a role model for the staff.

  • Facilitates educational experiences for students

  • Provides direct mentoring for all associates assigned to their area. Coach others in developing personal career plans.

  • Participates in teaching opportunities throughout the organization.

  • Acts as a lead or sponsor in process improvement opportunities within the organization (beyond unit scope).

  • Chairs committees at the campus or system level and encourages staff involvement in hospital based and shared leadership committees.

  • Promotes management as a desirable specialty and assures there is a succession plan for his/her own position. Actively mentor others into the leadership role.

  • Values feedback and is a proponent of lifelong learning.

  • Is able to learn from successes and failures and seeks mentorship from respected colleagues.

  • Maintains professional proficiency by participating in continuing education and appropriate learning experiences, both internal and external. Attends pertinent conferences and seminars regarding clinical, business, or management.

  • Creates an environment in which others are setting expectations and holding each other accountable; professional and personal growth is an expectation.

  • Answers for the results of one's own behaviors and actions.

  • Integrates high ethical standards and core values into everyday work activities and creates a work environment that has a reputation for high ethical standards.

  • Role models the perspective that patient care is the core of the organization's work.

  • Participates in at least one professional organization and encourages others to participate in professional organizations. Responsible for planning and implementation of programs.

  • Ensures that staff are actively engaged in decisions that affect their practice.


  • Demonstrates an organizational knowledge of all regulatory and professional standards that effect the operations of their areas of responsibility.

  • Accountable for assuring compliance and provides evidence of performance with Joint Commission and other regulatory requirements.

  • Operationalizes and assures compliance with CMS, OSHA, CDC and Patient Safety regulations at the service line level.

  • Adheres to applicable practice standards that relate to their area of specialty.


  • Demonstrates the ability to understand and apply financial and human resource concepts of the organization.

  • Analyzes financial statements. Manages financial resources to assure needed resources are available to care for the patient. Educates patient care team members on financial implications of patient care decisions.

  • Develops, implements, and monitors the budget for their defined area(s) of responsibility.

  • Participates in workforce planning and employment decisions, champions a diverse workforce, interprets, and evaluates employee satisfaction/quality of work surveys taking action as needed to assure a positive outcome.

  • Utilizes hospital database management, decision support, and expert systems programs to access information and analyze data from disparate sources for use in planning for patient care processes and systems.

  • Measures and analyzes performance from the learning, growth, business process, customer, and financial perspective.

  • Identifies and eliminates sexual harassment, workplace violence, and verbal/physical abuse.

  • Participates in the implementation of bioterrorism, biohazard, and disaster readiness plans.


  • Collaboratively demonstrates leadership skills through timely, appropriate decisions and organizational ability with appropriate priority setting.

  • Provides collaborative leadership in providing consistent safety and service standards for the Patient Experience Model.

  • Analyses patient, physician, and employee satisfaction survey information and assists with the development of unit action plans.

  • Effective communicates with patients, families, employees, physicians, and other department leaders.

  • Conducts service line meetings, attend unit meetings as requested and supports activities that foster staff communication.

  • Maintains credibility when communicating adverse news, follows through on promises and concerns, and provides service recovery to dissatisfied customers.

  • Cares about people as individuals and demonstrates empathy and concern while assuring that the organizational goals are met.

  • Accomplishes objectives through persuasion, celebrates successes and accomplishments, and communicate a shared vision for the organization.

  • Practices shared decision making in order to build collaborative relationships.

  • Is involved in academic relationships that affect service line concepts and is an advocate for positive physician relationship.

  • Facilitates work through groups through the use of committees and/or small groups.

  • Implements programs to enhance work-life balance and resilience.


The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed:

  • Bachelors Degree required

  • 2+ years of experience required

  • BLS through American Heart Association required

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

Category: Respiratory Services

Organization: AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

Schedule: 1 - Day

Shift: AdventHealth Shawnee Mission

Req ID: 22040810

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.