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Director Respiratory Care and Pulmonary Diagnostic Services

At Lancaster General Health, our culture is what sets us apart and creates a lasting impression of our health system in the community and in the hearts of our patients and their families. A role with us is more than just a job, we ask that you Live Your Legacy at LGH by finding your passion in your everyday role, committing to those you serve, and reaching for your personal best.

We are recognized as 1 of only 9 hospitals in the entire country with awards in Medicare.Gov, LEAPFROG and Healthgrades Americas 50 Best Hospitals. We have attained five year Magnet ® recognition status for the fifth time with the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC) and we are the 2018 recipient of the Foster G. McGaw Prize in recognition of the commitment to community service.

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH offers a comprehensive benefits package:

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program so that our employees can stay actively engaged and committed to living their legacy every day. Together, we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Join us and be part of a team that empowers you to do more than your job and encourages you to:

Live Your Passion. Live Your Best. Live Your Commitment. Live Your Legacy.


Job Description

HOURS: Full Time (1.0 FTE; 40hrs/wk) Primarily day shift with expectations of visible presence for all three shifts.

POSITION SUMMARY: This role reports directly to the VP, Hospital Operations and has responsibility for administrative and operational oversight of Respiratory Care Services and Pulmonary Diagnostic Services treating both inpatient and outpatient populations.  Patient care includes care to patients in the following age groups:  newborn (birth to 28 days), infant (29 days through 11 months), toddler (12 months to 2 years), pre-school (3 years to 5 years), school age (6 years to 12 years), adolescent (13 years to 17 years), adult (18 years to 64 years) and geriatrics (65 years and older). 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:   Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following:

  • Develop and implement departmental objectives to ensure the health system’s mission and goals are achieved.
  • Develop strong partnership with Nursing and Medical Providers to ensure efficient and safe quality delivery of Respiratory Services.  Advocate for recognition of respiratory therapists as valuable members of the care team. 
  • Partner with Pulmonary Medical Director(s) to maintain oversight of all department activities, regularly monitoring and implementing process improvement measures within the department to maintain continuous accreditation readiness. 
  • Oversight for all human resource activity in the department including mentoring staff leaders, employee engagement, hiring and retention, clinical orientation, credentialing and competency and completion of the performance management process.
  • Ensure staffing levels, schedules and coordination of daily activities adequately meet patient demand.   
  • Oversee the evaluation and maintenance of equipment to ensure efficient, complete and cost-effective delivery of major services, including but not limited to diagnostic testing, patient assessment and monitoring, and therapeutic interventions in the inpatient and outpatient setting.  
  • Take fiscal responsibility for budgetary planning of capital and operational needs.  The individual will seek to operate within the annual budget, limit explainable variances, and work closely with value management. 
  • Ensures compliance with all federal, state, and local regulatory standards and requirements, including TJC, PA DOH, HIPAA and others.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: The following duties are considered secondary to the primary duties listed above:

  • Oversee the evaluation of and maintenance of equipment to ensure efficient, complete and cost-effective delivery of major services, including but not limited to diagnostic testing, patient assessment and monitoring, and therapeutic interventions in the inpatient and outpatient setting.    
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited RT program
  • Current Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)/Pennsylvania license
  • 5 - 10 years clinical experience in a healthcare setting
  • Minimum of 3 years of applicable management experience
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Motivational team building and mentoring abilities


  • Master's degree
  • 5 years of applicable management experience.

This position is located in Lancaster, PA. #LI-MD1

Benefits of Joining Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health:

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH combines a Nationally Ranked Hospital with great schools, safe neighborhoods, affordable housing, local community events and festivals as well as a wealth of cultural and recreational activities. The scenic Susquehanna River Valley provides opportunities for fishing, skiing, kayaking, hiking and mountain biking in addition to easy access to NJ shoreline or Delaware beaches. Urban life is easily accessible, with New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. a train ride away. Local universities, Fulton Theatre, the downtown shopping and dining district and local sports teams make Lancaster a great place to Live, Work and Play.


PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.


Search Firm Representatives please read carefully: PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH as a result of the referral or through other means.

LGH Full Time Posted on 01/03/2022