Job: Clinical Services Manager - Respiratory Therapy (Departmental Promotional Only)

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Job Title:Clinical Services Manager - Respiratory Therapy (Departmental Promotional Only)
Closing Date/Time:Mon. 12/11/17 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Salary:$43.02 - $53.78 Hourly
$3,441.60 - $4,302.40 Biweekly
$7,456.80 - $9,321.87 Monthly
$89,481.60 - $111,862.40 Annually
Job Type:Regular
Location:San Mateo County, California
Are you a motivated, self-starting respiratory therapy professional with strong supervisory and leadership skills? If so, the San Mateo Medical Center (SMMC) has a wonderful opportunity for you!

As the Clinical Services Manager - Respiratory Therapy, reporting directly to the Rehabilitation Services Manager, you will administer and direct therapeutic procedures utilized in respiratory therapy. While overseeing a staff of approximately 20 clinical, professional, technical and clerical staff, you will establish, track and monitor goals, expectations and objectives for the Respiratory Therapy Department. You will be responsible for staff and activities at SMMC's Main Campus in San Mateo and outlying clinics.

SMMC is excited about our employees and the commitment they demonstrate each day as we serve our community. We are looking for people who share our commitment to provide quality care with a compassionate touch. We strive to help you maintain a balance between work and family. We are a 231-bed acute care facility that has been providing healthcare to our community and surrounding service area since 1930.

The ideal candidate will possess:
  • At least one year of recent, professional clinical lead or supervisory experience directing staff in providing a full range of respiratory care procedures in chronic, acute, critical and life threatening settings, and/or performing duties comparable to those of a Respiratory Therapist III in the County of San Mateo.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Solid communication skills when working with others, including patients, physicians, nurses, vendors and contractors.

NOTE: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, term, unclassified, and regular classified vacancies.
 Examples Of Duties:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Organize, supervise and monitor the provision of respiratory therapy care, practices and procedures that meet all applicable guidelines for accreditation, quality assurance and safe patient care.
  • Participate in the development of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and priorities within the Respiratory Therapy Department.
  • Coordinate services of the Respiratory Therapy Department with other medical services.
  • Prepare cost estimates and justifications for budget recommendations; monitor and control expenditures to ensure the accomplishment of objectives within the approved budget.
  • Negotiate contracts with outside vendors, consultants or organizations for services; administer and monitor contracts.
  • Maintain an effective working relationship with a variety of organizations, including medical, nursing and clinical staff in other Health Services Agency Divisions, County departments, other agencies and private healthcare providers.
  • Provide staff assistance to higher level management on clinical issues within the Respiratory Therapy Department.
  • Select, supervise, coordinate the training of and evaluate clinical, professional, technical and clerical staff.
  • Support the Rehabilitation Division in leadership decisions.
  • Ensure that staff have updated trainings, BLS, licensures, TB tests, fit tests, and competency assessments.
  • Create, track and report on quality improvement efforts.


Licensure/Certification: Possession of a valid California Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) license and a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) certificate.

Education and Experience:  Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is possession of a Bachelor's degree in respiratory therapy or a closely related field; and one year of lead or supervisory experience directing staff in providing a full range of respiratory care procedures in chronic, acute, critical and life threatening settings.

Knowledge of: Principles, practices, trends and technological developments in the area of respiratory therapy; clinical practices, procedures and techniques in the area of respiratory therapy; laws, regulations, accreditation standards and safety guidelines related to respiratory therapy; principles and practices of program management, including program planning, implementation and evaluation; principles of budget preparation and monitoring; principles of personnel training, supervision and evaluation; and principles of equipment care and preventative maintenance.

Skill/Ability to: Organize, direct, coordinate and evaluate specialized respiratory therapy care services to ensure quality patient diagnosis and care that conform with prescribed standards and regulations; analyze service delivery problems timely and accurately, develop recommendations and take appropriate action(s) to resolve them; develop, evaluate and maintain accurate record keeping systems; prepare complex and detailed reports, procedures and contracts; communicate effectively with administrative, medical, professional and clinical staff and citizen groups; work cooperatively with other County departments and public and private organizations, including public and private medical providers; and train staff and coordinate activities of contractors, volunteer groups and staff, as appropriate.
Departmental Promotional Only. Only current San Mateo County employees in the HEALTH SYSTEM with at least six months (1040 hours) of continuous service in a classified regular, probationary, SEIU or AFSCME represented extra-help/term position prior to the final filing date may apply. 
Thorough and detailed responses to the supplemental questions must be submitted in addition to the standard San Mateo County employment application. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire.

The examination process will consist of an application screening (pass/fail) based on the candidate's application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates who pass the application screening will be invited to a panel interview (weight: 100%). Depending on the number of applicants, an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations, or further evaluation of work experience may be conducted to group applicants by level of qualification. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California, and applicants must participate at their own expense.

IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply Online" above or below. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply.

Final Filing Date: December 11, 2017, 11:59 PM
Application Screening: December 12-14, 2017
Panel Interview: TBD

The County of San Mateo does not require job applicants to disclose conviction history information until after the applicant successfully completes all examination phases for the recruitment. All passing applicants will receive instructions by email only from Human Resources staff to complete and submit a conviction history questionnaire online within a specified deadline of two business days. Failure to do so within the time frame will disqualify you from the rest of the process. Please visit to find out more information about the conviction history questionnaire so that you can prepare accordingly.

Note: Positions in criminal justice agencies currently required by law to pass background checks are exempted from this bill, and applicants may be required to submit conviction information at the time of application.

County of San Mateo is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Analyst: Lillian Lilles (112717) (Clinical Services Manager - Respiratory Therapy - D034)

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