HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Director of Respiratory Therapy in Reston, Virginia

Reston Hospital Center is conveniently located in the heart of Reston's vibrant Town Center, our expanding, full-service, 187-bed acute care medical and surgical hospital serves residents in the growing Northern Virginia region that incorporates western Fairfax and eastern Loudoun counties. We are currently working to become a Level II Trauma Center. Reston Hospital Center enhances the health and quality of life across our region.

Part of HCA, the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, Reston Hospital achieves high honors for attentive patient care and nursing excellence, as well as several prestigious accreditations. Those include certification as a Chest Pain Center with PCI from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, The Joint Commission's recognition as one of the Top Performers on Key Quality Measures™, The Joint Commission's certification as a premier Total Joint Replacement Center for Hip and Knee Replacement with the Gold Seal of Approval™ and its certification as a Primary Stroke Center with the Gold Seal of Approval™.

Director of Respiratory:

PURPOSE The Director of Respiratory performs a dual role – clinical and administrative. He/she is responsible for identifying the need for, implementing and complying with all department and hospital standards. The Director is responsible for clinical and administrative decisions for the department. He/she supervises all caregivers in the department and serves as a role model to staff.


  • Utilizes appropriate resources to complete assignment within allocated time period.

  • Adapts to changes in volume/acuity demands. Remains calm in crisis situations.

  • Serves as a resource as needed in an effective manner to unit and other departments.

  • Has working knowledge of the operation of Department or seeks guidance from appropriate personnel.

  • Reports equipment malfunctions to appropriate personnel and correctly completes work order.

  • Consistently strives to improve performance.

  • Keeps the Department Director informed on reportable situations and department needs.

  • Interacts with patients, doctors and visitors with grace and tact.

  • Perform/comply with all department policies, procedures and related documentation as outlined in department policy and procedure manuals. This includes but is not limited to: inventory control, quality control, preventative maintenance cleaning, patient charges, infection control, safety, fire, emergency plans, in-service, scheduling outpatients, typing reports, and orientation of new employees as requested.

    QUALIFICATIONS Education: Graduate of an NBRC approved program for respiratory therapy, qualifying candidate for certification/registry.

Licensure: Current Commonwealth of Virginia license as a Respiratory Care Practitioner; RRT from National Board Respiratory Care (NBRC); BCLS. Certification/Registry in neurology or cardiology services preferred.

Experience: 5 years of management experience preferred. Previous experience in all aspects of respiratory care required. Experience in cardiology procedures preferred. Attention to detail and ability to begin projects and see them through to completion with minimum supervision. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required.

Title: Director of Respiratory Therapy

Location: Virginia-Reston-Reston Hospital Center - Reston

Requisition ID: 08540-12093