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#99098 Pulmonary Rehabilitation Manager

Extended Deadline: Thu 5/23/2019

This position will remain open until filled.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 05/01/2019. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The first to offer pulmonary rehabilitation in San Diego in 1968, UC San Diego Health is a leader in the management of chronic respiratory conditions.

Our nationally recognized pulmonary rehabilitation program comprises a team of respiratory therapists and pulmonary specialists who are dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with chronic lung disease.

The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Manager is responsible for overseeing and managing strategic planning, operations, quality improvement, financial forecasting, budgeting, variance analysis, capital planning, workforce planning and supervision, process improvement, patient experience, and marketing as it relates to a portion of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Clinic.

Serves in conjunction with site medical directors, coordinating agenda and outcomes. Analyzes all areas of clinic operations, conducts all aspects of personnel management to include recruitment, performance management, training, compensation oversight, and labor relations issues. Oversees all TJC requirements and CQI projects throughout the department. Assures accurate timekeeping and payroll for all departmental employees. Incumbent will work with independence in applying clinical and business judgment, management concepts and provide counseling to all site clinic faculty, operations manager and staff on daily operational issues.

Key Responsibilities:
Accountable for managing operations. Ensures patient care quality and timeliness standards are met. Monitors administration of fiscal, material, and human resources. Oversees daily operations to ensure consistency in patient assessment and treatment and effective collaborations across medical staff. Participates in developing the strategic plan and manages the implementation; evaluates effectiveness of meeting program goals. Monitors annual operative budget, administering fiscal, material and human resources and ensuring supplies are used appropriately and available.

Identifies ways to increase efficiency and reduce resources. Oversees and ensures that patient care plans meet best practices and Respiratory program policies and procedures. Defines protocols and guidelines for maintaining registry and clinical databases. Analyzes reports and provides guidance to supervisors to follow up with their direct reports. Represents Respiratory division on initiatives to improve patient satisfaction levels and quality of treatment. Partners with managers of medical, nursing and other staff to implement procedures for coordination of respiratory care.

Recommends changes in staffing, oversees recruiting and onboarding. Updates job descriptions and career series to maintain accuracy. Promotes professional growth for Respiratory staff, mentoring emerging leaders to smooth the transition from clinical roles to formal leadership roles. Educates on the business side of healthcare, while maintaining the care side. Develops a strong culture of teamwork to ensure the quality of daily operations, effective interdepartmental collaborations, and the timely achievement of objectives. Works with clinical educators and leadership to develop and evaluate core competencies in respiratory care. Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree in business, healthcare administration or related area; and/or equivalent experience/training.

  • Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner in the state of California.

  • A minimum seven (7+) or more years of relevant experience.

  • Demonstrated experience and proven success in chronic respiratory disease and applied background in a functional area of clinical respiratory care.

  • Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge in an acute care setting to improve program operations.

  • Proven clinic/health center management experience, with progressive expertise in practice management, scheduling, customer-service methods, incident reporting, regulatory compliance, accreditation requirements, information technology, and the policies, principles, best practices, and standards involved with effective clinic/health center administration.

  • Proven experience developing and implementing short and long range plans and strategies by applying trends, projections, growth and anticipated clinic goals.

  • Demonstrated experience performing complex analyses involving programmatic and fiscal considerations, formation of action plans, and independently making decisions.

  • Experience managing budgets, coordinating multiple projects, and adapting programmatic objectives to changes in resources as affected by budgetary issues. Experience with strategic, financial and operational management in a healthcare setting.

  • Strong leadership skills in personnel management, including experience providing direction, knowledge of sound management practices, team building techniques, providing recommendations in hiring and performance appraisals, providing guidance and instruction, communicating in an effective, professional and direct manner, and conducting appropriate disciplinary action if needed.


  • Three to five y(3 - 5) ears managing Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program.
  • Clinical specialty certification.


  • Must be able to work various hours and locations based on business needs.
  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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UC San Diego Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.

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Respiratory Care
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Commensurate with Experience
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Monday - Friday


As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.