Supervisor - Clinical Respiratory Therapy

Job Description

Job Title: Supervisor - Clinical Respiratory Therapy
Location: University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Department: Respiratory Therapy
Hours: Full Time, 12-Hour, Night Shift

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.

The Clinical Respiratory Therapy Supervisor oversees the clinical aspect of Respiratory Care and the methodologies utilized by the Respiratory Care Department. The Clinical Supervisor will provide direct patient care and participate in facility committees as assigned by the Respiratory Care Director.


Clinical Operations:

Providing direct patient care primarily when; the workload exceeds current staffing levels; when orienting new hospital staff; Director discretion to assist with maintaining high-level competency with the current practices of the Respiratory staff in conjunction with the Team Leader, assuring appropriate staffing assignments based on current acuity, therapist skill level, and patient/family need(s). Implementing interventions to carry out both short and long-range goals. Participating in department/unit/hospital-based performance improvement activities. Assuring compliance with policies and procedures. Providing consultation and clinical advice to members of the healthcare team including Medical Staff, Respiratory, Nursing, Therapy, and patients/families. Identifying issues/problems that need investigation, resolution, and appropriate follow-up. Facilitating the maintenance of a clean, safe, and organized environment.

  • Assists with the strategic operation of the department from a patient care and clinical point of view.
  • Collaborates with the Respiratory Director and the different unit Clinical Managers in the planning of patient care objectives.
  • Performs management duties as designated by Department Director (i.e., payroll, unit schedule, time and attendance, unit statistics, unit meetings, reports, performance reviews, etc.)
  • Assists with day-to-day clinical operations of care related to cardiopulmonary care.
  • Evaluates the clinical effectiveness and the proper application of Respiratory therapies.
  • Participates in daily rounding of patients with varying medical teams including both Medical Staff and the IDC team(s).
  • Completes all educational, certification, and regulatory requirements and maintains competency in areas specific to cardiopulmonary care.
  • Supports the implementation of recommendations and changes made to improve patient care at the unit level.
  • Evaluates respiratory therapy practice by participating in self/peer review and performance improvement activities.
  • Facilitates the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the orientation of new employees as well as recurring high-acuity low-volume competency assessment of Respiratory Therapy.


  • Associate's degree - Graduate of an AMA-approved Respiratory program minimum required. Bachelor of Science preferred.

  • 2+ years of ICU experience as a Respiratory Therapist is required.
  • 1 year of charge Respiratory Therapist and/or 2+ years of Respiratory therapy leadership/management experience is required.
  • 1+ years of tracheostomy maintenance is preferred.
  • 2+ years (or 100+ procedures) of bronchoscopy assist is strongly preferred.
  • 2+ years of advanced airway/intubation is preferred.

Required Skills and Knowledge:
  • Trained and maintains proficiency in both CPR and ACLS.
  • Must be (or complete within 6 months of hire) CPR and ACLS instructor training.
  • Completes annual certification of mandatory unit-specific and hospital and safety education.
  • Previous experience with a computerized medical record system and a working knowledge of Microsoft® Office applications (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, and MS PowerPoint) is strongly desired.