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Clinical Supervisor - Respiratory Therapy Job

Job Number: RIH16959

Job Title: 40hrs/Nights - Respiratory Therapy Clinical Supervisor - Respiratory Care

Department: Respiratory Care - 1013071

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Completion of an Associate Degree AMA Approved Respiratory Therapy program. Certification required. Registration preferred. Bachelor’s Degree in related science or management.

Supervisory skills to direct, coordinate and evaluate the work of subordinate professional and technical staff.

Ability to operate all respiratory care equipment and the ability to move such equipment and position patients.

Thorough knowledge of respiratory care tests and treatments for patients of all ages and related hospital and regulatory practices and standards in order to function as a Respiratory Care Practitioner, when required.

Ability to supervise and evaluate the work of others. Interpersonal skills to allay patient anxiety, to elicit cooperation of patients, and resolve problems relating to respiratory care among members of the patient care team.

Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care patients with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.


At least two years performing full responsibilities of a Respiratory Care Practitioner, including at least six months in a leadership capacity. Experience in specialty areas preferred.

Under the general supervision of the Director Respiratory Care, coordinates and oversees the work of Respiratory Care Practitioners and Equipment Technicians on an assigned shift, or in an assigned specialty. Ensures quality and quantity standards relating to the delivery of respiratory care services are achieved.