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Director-Respiratory - DC Respiratory Therapy BMH Desoto

Job ID: 2100
Job Category: Respiratory Care Services
Job Type: Clinical
Work Type: Full Time
Work Schedule: Days
Facility: BMH-Desoto Hospital
Location: Southaven, MS

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Provides innovative leadership to maximize the contributions of the Respiratory Therapy Department to the overall hospital performance through effective planning, including human and financial resource management, to result in quality outcomes in line with the goals of the institution. Responsible for assuring hospital compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations and accrediting organization standards. Incumbent is accountable for departmental management twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week.


  • Planning, implementation and marketing of services that meet the needs identified internal and external customers.
  • Operational management of the department including but not limited to hiring, training, supervising, counseling, evaluating, all employees and maintaining regulatory requirements.
  • Financial management of the department including but not limited to capital and operational budgeting, variance analysis and management of resources within financial and productivity standards.
  • Leadership through communicating the BMH vision/values, coaching, monitoring, counseling, and setting of departmental policies and goals.
  • Communication/Interaction with identified internal and external customers.
  • Performs related accountabilities/responsibilities as required or directed.

Requirements, Preferences and Experience


Preferred: Seven years experience in Respiratory Care with three years of management/supervisory experience.

Minimum: Skill and proficiency in Respiratory Care as typically associated with an Associate Degree in Respiratory Care from AMA approved program


Minimum: Five years experience in Respiratory Care to include supervisory experience.

Licensure, Registration, Certification

Minimum: State Respiratory Care Practitioner's license, BLS within 14 days of hire.

About Baptist Memorial Health Care

At Baptist, we owe our success to our colleagues, who have both technical expertise and a compassionate attitude. Every day they carry out Christ's three-fold ministry-healing, preaching and teaching. And, we reward their efforts with compensation and benefits packages that are highly competitive in the Mid-South health care community. For two consecutive years, Baptist has won a Best in Benefits award for offering the best benefit plans compared with their peer groups. Winners are chosen based on plan designs, premiums and the results of a Benefits Benchmarking Survey.

At Baptist, We Offer:
  • Competitive salaries
  • Paid vacation/time off
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Generous retirement plan
  • Health insurance, including dental and vision
  • Sick leave
  • Service awards
  • Free parking
  • Short-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Health care and dependent care spending accounts
  • Education assistance/continuing education
  • Employee referral program

Job Summary:
Position: 154 - Director-Respiratory
Facility: BMH-Desoto Hospital
Department: DC Respiratory Therapy BMH Desoto
Category: Respiratory Care Services
Type: Clinical
Work Type: Full Time
Work Schedule: Days
Location: US:MS:Southaven
Located in the Memphis metro area
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