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Medical Director, Respiratory Therapy Program

Community College of Rhode Island
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 18, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Physical Therapy, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Student Affairs, Health Services
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Position Title

Medical Director, Respiratory Therapy Program


Allied Health/Respiratory Therapy Program

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About CCRI

The Community College of Rhode Island is the state’s only public comprehensive associate degree-granting institution. We provide affordable open access to higher education at locations throughout the state. Our primary mission is to offer recent high school graduates and returning adults the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for intellectual, professional and personal growth through an array of academic, career and lifelong learning programs.

At CCRI, we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse campus community. We strive to hire and retain culturally competent faculty and staff members who reflect the demographics of our state and our increasingly diverse student population.

We believe that our diversity is our strength. We celebrate, support and thrive on the diverse experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives that are represented across our four campuses.

We are OneCCRI, working together to prepare learners to achieve their highest potential.

To learn about what employees value at CCRI and what it means to work here, please read about our Guiding Principles and watch videos of our employees doing what they do best:

Job Summary

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 College.

Duties and Responsibilities

Commitment to CCRI’s and the Respiratory Therapy Program Mission:
• Demonstrate a commitment to the philosophy and mission of a comprehensive community college.
• Work collaboratively with others in a diverse and inclusive environment.
• Commitment to develop the skills of Respiratory Therapy Students to be educated and productive members of the healthcare team.

General Duties:
• 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 alternate sites.
• Participate in program curriculum design, evaluation and revision.
• Assure adequacy of instruction in medicine-related subjects; act as a resource for faculty.
• Encourage and participate in continuing education of program faculty.
• Act as an advocate for the program within the healthcare community.

Specific Duties:
• Serve on the Advisory Committee for the program (attend 2-3 meetings/year).
• Lecture as mutually agreed upon with the faculty (2-3 times/academic year).
• 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 pathways.
• 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.

Minimum Requirements

• 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


Reports To

Department Chair, Allied Health

Campus Location

Primarily located at the Lincoln Campus



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Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until all positions are filled.

To apply for this position, complete CCRI’s online application, and attach a cover letter and resume. Please include information of three references within the application.

If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact Human Resources at 401-825-2311. TTY : 401-825-2313.

EEO Statement

CCRI is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

We recognize that diversity and inclusivity are essential to creating a dynamic, positive and high-performing educational and work environment. We welcome applicants who can contribute to the College’s commitment to excellence created by diversity and inclusivity.

CCRI prohibits discrimination, including harassment and retaliation, on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or status as a protected veteran. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination shall be referred to the College’s Title IX Coordinator at:

The Jeanne Clery Act requires institutions of higher education to disclose campus policy statements and crime statistics. Our annual report is available here: ASR -Final-92019.pdf

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * 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?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have staff privileges at one or more of the affiliated hospitals?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * In order to improve CCRI's advertising strategy, please let us know where you FIRST learned of this job opportunity. Please be specific when using website or publication names (example: LinkedIN, HigherEdjobs, Chronicle, personal referral, etc.).

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
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