Lancaster General Health Director, Respiratory Care and Pulmonary Diagnostic Services in Lancaster, Pennsylvania


Lancaster General Hospital

Cost Center

6700 Pulm-Administration

Supervisory Organization

Hospital Operations




HOURS : Full-Time.


This role reports directly to the VP, Hospital Operations and has responsibility for administrative and operational oversight of Respiratory Care Services and Pulmonary Diagnostic Services treating both inpatient and outpatient populations. Patient care includes care to patients in the following age groups: newborn (birth to 28 days), infant (29 days through 11 months), toddler (12 months to 2 years), pre-school (3 years to 5 years), school age (6 years to 12 years), adolescent (13 years to 17 years), adult (18 years to 64 years) and geriatrics (65 years and older).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS : Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following:

  • Develop and implement departmental objectives to ensure the health system’s mission and goals are achieved.

  • Develop strong partnership with Nursing and Medical Providers to ensure efficient and safe quality delivery of Respiratory Services. Advocate for recognition of respiratory therapists as valuable members of the care team.

  • Partner with Pulmonary Medical Director(s) to maintain oversight of all department activities, regularly monitoring and implementing process improvement measures within the department to maintain continuous accreditation readiness.

  • Oversight for all human resource activity in the department including mentoring staff leaders, employee engagement, hiring and retention, clinical orientation, credentialing and competency and completion of the performance management process.

  • Ensure staffing levels, schedules and coordination of daily activities adequately meet patient demand.

  • Oversee the evaluation and maintenance of equipment to ensure efficient, complete and cost-effective delivery of major services, including but not limited to diagnostic testing, patient assessment and monitoring, and therapeutic interventions in the inpatient and outpatient setting.

  • Take fiscal responsibility for budgetary planning of capital and operational needs. The individual will seek to operate within the annual budget, limit explainable variances, and work closely with value management.

  • Ensures compliance with all federal, state, and local regulatory standards and requirements, including TJC, PA DOH, HIPAA and others.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited RT program is required. Master's degree preferred.

  • Current Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)/Pennsylvania license is required.

  • 5-10 years clinical experience in a healthcare setting is required.

  • Minimum of 3 years of applicable management experience is required. 5 years is preferred.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills is required.

  • Motivational team building and mentoring abilities is required.

This position requires a Professional License/Certification.

This position requires PA Child Abuse and FBI Fingerprinting Clearances.

This position requires a Motor Vehicle Report.

This position is located in Lancaster, PA.

Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, at a member of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn Medicine), at is a 631-licensed bed not-for-profit health system with a comprehensive network of care encompassing Lancaster General Hospital (LGH), Women & Babies Hospital and the Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital (in partnership with Kindred Healthcare) . Our membership in Penn Medicine brings together the strengths of a world-renowned, not-for-profit academic medical center and a nationally recognized, not-for-profit community healthcare system.

Outpatient services are provided at the Downtown Outpatient and Suburban Outpatient Pavilions, along with additional outpatient centers and Express and Urgent Care locations throughout the region. Lancaster General Health Physicians is a network of more than 300 primary-care and specialty physicians, at more than 40 offices throughout the region . Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is a private, co-educational, Middle States-accredited four-year college offering a variety of associate and baccalaureate degree and certification programs in healthcare.

A four time designated Magnet hospital for nursing excellence, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health has been recognized regionally and nationally for clinical excellence and patient safety; and ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best hospitals in 2015-16 in three specialties. It is also one of only seven hospitals in the country with all of the following distinctions:

5 Star Rating on Hospital Compare

Healthgrades America’s 50 Best Hospitals 2017 at

Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade A

US News List of High Performing Hospitals at

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