Providence Jobs

Job Information

Providence Health & Services Senior Manager - Regional Respiratory Care in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Senior Manager - Regional Respiratory Care to the Providence Office Park in Portland, OR.

(1.0 FTE, Days)

We are seeking a Senior Manager Regional Respiratory Care that will develop, implement, direct and coordinates all Respiratory Care across the Oregon Region. Responsible for business plans, fiscal management and clinical and resource utilization. Works with nursing leaders and physicians to develop programs and provides managerial support for all assigned functions. Management includes directing the delivery of all educational, clinical and testing services provided in acute care facilities in collaboration with chief nursing officers. Responsible for leading and facilitating the Oregon Region respiratory care team in developing high quality and cost-effective services for all eight hospitals as appropriate.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement the goals and objectives of the Oregon Region Respiratory Care Services in conjunction with key stakeholders (hospital and nursing leadership, inpatient and outpatient leadership, medical directors, managers and staff), which assures safe, efficient quality services

  • Develop an integrated process for preparing and implementing the three year strategic plan for Oregon Region Respiratory Care

  • Annually review and update strategic plan to reflect changing customer needs, operational improvement, strategic opportunities and regional objectives

  • Direct and participate in quality improvement efforts in all entities across the region

  • Encourage and support involvement of staff in coordinated quality improvement activities

  • Ensure the provision of quality respiratory care services by:

  • Developing and implementing regional quality improvement activities

  • Assuring compliance with accreditation requirements

  • 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

  • Ensure continued development and viability of respiratory care departments across the Oregon Region by:

  • Developing, coordinating and implementing new services that add value

  • Establishing and maintaining positive relations and communications with physicians, hospitals, outpatient services and community

  • Negotiating and administering multiple physician contracts

  • Coordinating services with various departments/programs

  • Representing Oregon Region respiratory care services accurately and effectively

  • Securing and coordinating research/studies to assure service quality and outcomes improvement

  • 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

  • Negotiate and monitor strategic supply chain agreements

  • Coordinate all Oregon Region operations by:

  • Establishing and implementing regional policies and procedures

  • Establishing capital budgets and expenses

  • Monitoring quality control statistics and coordinating changes to meet standards

  • Leading and coordinating the Oregon Region 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 service objectives/standards and goals

  • Writing and administering business plans for expansion of services and facilities, growth and cost improvement

  • Traveling between all PHS facilities throughout the year to standardize and assure best practices within multiple services

  • Achieve and maintain 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

  • Ensure optimum quality of work life environment for employees by:

  • 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


Required qualifications for this position includes:

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

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

  • Registration (RRT) through the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC)

  • Current professional license as required to practice in the State of Oregon

  • Current driver license

  • Ten (10) or more years of progressively responsible experience which includes at least seven (7) years managing respiratory care services in a large acute care facility

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Health Administration or Business Administration (with undergraduate degree in professional practice area).

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

Our Mission

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 is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. 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: Clinical Lead Supervisor/Manager

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 290376