Medical Director, Respiratory Therapy Program
Allied Health/Respiratory Therapy Program
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Respiratory Therapy is an allied health profession in which
respiratory therapists work under the direction of a physician to
evaluate, treat and care for patients with breathing disorders. The
Respiratory Therapy Program seeks to prepare graduates with
demonstrated competence in the cognitive, psychomotor and affective
learning domains of respiratory care practice as performed by
registered respiratory therapists (RRTs).
The Respiratory Therapy Program is looking for a dynamic and
focused Medical Director to oversee the program. Per CoARC
(Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care) standards, the
RT program must have a Medical Director in place to provide
instruction to students, consult with program faculty on curricula
matters as well as working in an advisory capacity for the program.
The Medical Director serves as a bridge to the healthcare community
for the program and act as a liaison for the program within the
physician and healthcare communities of interest. The RT Program
Medical Director will have responsibilities consistent with the
mission and philosophy of the Respiratory Therapy Program and the
Duties and Responsibilities
Commitment to CCRI’s and the Respiratory Therapy Program
• Demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy and mission of a
comprehensive community college.
• Work collaboratively with others in a diverse and inclusive
• Commitment to develop the skills of Respiratory Therapy Students
to be educated and productive members of the healthcare team.
• Act as liaison and advocate for the program with staff,
physicians, administrators and other allied health personnel.
• Assure sufficient physician input in affiliated hospitals and
• Participate in program curriculum design, evaluation and
• Assure adequacy of instruction in medicine-related subjects; act
as a resource for faculty.
• Encourage and participate in continuing education of program
• Act as an advocate for the program within the healthcare
• Serve on the Advisory Committee for the program (attend 2-3
• Lecture as mutually agreed upon with the faculty (2-3
• Participate in student case presentations at the college as
scheduled. (2 times/year).
• Provide opportunities for students to interact with Medical
Director in meaningful ways which would emphasize communication,
critical thinking, development of patient assessment skill and care
• Assist program faculty in developing and/or identifying “model”
cases which can be used for teaching purposes.
• Interact periodically with other affiliate medical directors to
ensure continuity and quality of clinical experience.
• Fully licensed physician with skill and experience in areas of
patient care in which respiratory therapists are trained and
expected to practice.
• The Medical Director should have staff privileges at one or more
of the affiliated hospitals listed below:
• Charleton Memorial Hospital
• CharterCARE Hospitals
• Day Kimball Hospital
• Lifespan Hospitals
• St. Anne’s Memorial Hospital
• Sturdy Memorial Hospital
• UMASS Memorial Medical Center
• Westerly Hospital
Department Chair, Allied Health
Primarily located at the Lincoln Campus
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attach a cover letter and resume. Please include information of
three references within the application.
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Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Are you a fully licensed physician with skill and experience
in areas of patient care in which respiratory therapists are
trained and expected to practice?
- * Do you have staff privileges at one or more of the affiliated
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- Cover Letter/Letter of Application