Providence Health & Services Supervisor of Respiratory Care in Anchorage, Alaska


Providence is calling a Supervisor of Respiratory Care - NICU, PICU, Pediatrics and Adults to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, AK.

Providence invites you to grow your career in respiratory care in this dynamic position where you will oversee a staff of 12-15 caregivers, meanwhile being able to continue to provide hands-on care. As Supervisor of Respiratory Care, you will provide supervision spanning all ranges of patient populations, including our Level III NICU, where we provide care for newborns across the state of Alaska. In this role, you will work an innovative schedule of two 8 hour and two 12 hour night shifts. This schedule will allow for plenty of time to explore the beautiful scenery and experience all of the outdoor activities that Anchorage has to offer!

Relocation and Sign-On bonus available

In this position you will:

  • Create supportive systems that enable and empower team members to achieve goals and objectives of the department and patient care. Seek creative methods to resolve conflicts that are consistent with the Core Values of the Providence Health & Services.

  • Direct daily workflow. Perform assessment and evaluations to manage the resources needed to perform duties in the most effective and efficient manner. Adjust resources as needed to meet productivity targets and patient needs. Ensure staff has the equipment and supplies to perform patient care assignments and other tasks.

  • Using independent judgment recommend and/or take action related to interviews, hires, transfers, promotions, performance evaluation, staffing management, disciplinary actions, and employee complaints, concerns, and feedback. Hold direct reports accountable.

  • Responsible for completing personnel schedules assuring they meet the staffing needs, staffing targets and budget guidelines.

  • Responsible for and participate in the planning and formulation of policies and procedures for respiratory services.

  • Oversee operational compliance with standards set by regulatory agencies (such as State or Federal, JCAHO, CAP, CLIA, and OSHA). Work with Safety Committee to establish and monitor safety measures to detect and minimize hazards within the department.

  • Establish clear clinical practice expectations for patient care areas using department philosophy.

  • Be expected to cover call on a rotating basis with other members of the management team, and may be expected to carry a cell phone (provided by the department) when on call.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Graduate of a Respiratory Therapy education program accredited by the Joint Commission on Respiratory Therapy Education (JCRTE)

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) certification and ability to obtain the Neonatal/Pediatric Specialist (NPS) through the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) within one (1) year of hire - Must provide proof of recredentialing every five years, if required by NBRC.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification

  • Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) certification

  • Five (5) years of recent experience in Respiratory Care

  • Two (2) years of experience with Respiratory Therapy in the NICU or PICU

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Associates Degree in Respiratory Care

  • Two (2) years previous supervisory experience in Respiratory Care

About Providence Alaska Medical Center

Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.

As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 76,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 475 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. 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: Night

Job Category: Respiratory Therapy

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 136841