Directory of Respiratory Care Pulmonary Rehab

Washington Hospital Healthcare System | Fremont, California 94538

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: June 21, 2024
Opportunity Code: 34283


Washington Hospital Healthcare System, located in the picturesque city of Fremont, California, is seeking a dynamic leader for the role of Director of Respiratory Care and Pulmonary Rehabilitation!


The Position 

  • The Director of Respiratory Care and Pulmonary Rehabilitation will be responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining all operations related to the Respiratory Care and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department within the Washington Hospital Healthcare System.
  • Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, this leader will oversee a team of 37 FTEs.
  • This leader will play a pivotal role in the transition to a Level II Trauma Center, guiding staff through the changes and ensuring a smooth adjustment. They will enhance departmental culture by fostering a sense of accountability among all team members. Additionally, they will review and adjust staff scheduling based on census fluctuations.
  • Ideal candidates will be energetic leaders, enthusiastic about driving change and growth. They must be seasoned professionals with hands-on clinical experience and strong business and financial acumen. The ability to build morale and enhance the patient experience is essential. Knowledge of wound care operations is a plus.


  • A Bachelor's degree is required, along with graduation from an accredited school of respiratory care.
  • Current licensure as a Respiratory Care Practitioner is required.
  • A minimum of five years of supervisory experience in Respiratory Care is required.

The Organization

  • Washington Hospital Healthcare System is made up of a 414-bed acute care hospital and a number of outpatient facilities and specialty care centers.
  • The system maintains magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center which is the nation's highest recognition of excellence in nursing care. Washington Hospital is among just 8% of U.S. hospitals that have achieved Magnet status and has held this prestigious distinction since 2011.
  • Washington Hospital Healthcare System has made tremendous upgrades and expansions to critical care, emergency services, med/surg, imaging, labor & delivery, and OR.
  • The operating room services 300 to 400 cases each month within the surgery department.

The Community

  • Fremont is in the southeastern San Francisco Bay area and is the closest East Bay city to Silicon Valley. 
  • The city has much to offer - including art galleries, local farmers markets, historic attractions, and several parks for land and water activities. 
  • San Francisco is just over an hour from Fremont, making for a fun and convenient weekend destination. 
  • Fremont, California, is home to many school districts and 39 school campuses to choose form including both private, and public schooling options.
  • Mission Peak is a mountain peak located east of Fremont, California. It is the northern summit on a ridge that includes Mount Allison and Monument Peak. It is popular with local hikers, bicyclists, and sightseers as well as tourists from further away for its view of Silicon Valley and strenuous climb.




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