Director of Respiratory Services

Children's National Health System | Washington, DC

Permanent Position


Children’s National Health System (Children’s National) in Washington, D.C. is seeking a Director of Respiratory Care. The Director of Respiratory Care will lead and support a growing department to provide top tier excellence of care to the sickest Children.


This position offers an opportunity to impact pediatric health care in one of the country’s top pediatric hospitals. Children’s National is continuing its cutting-edge development of innovative pediatric therapeutics and executing its strategic plan to expand its regional base to provide greater access to pediatric care throughout the region. The Director of Respiratory Care is a highly visible and important role within the Center for Hospital Based Specialties. The Director of Respiratory Care Services at Children’s National Health System (CNHS) will lead a department providing world-class respiratory care to enhance the well-being of children. This department is a leader in creating innovative solutions to pediatric cardiopulmonary problems, and to participate in CNHS’s mission to be preeminent in health outcomes for children regionally, nationally, and internationally. This will be achieved through dynamic administration of best practices in respiratory care.


Reporting to the Vice President of the Chief Medical Office for Hospital and Specialty Service, the Director of Respiratory Care plans, implements, directs and evaluates activities, resources, programs, and services for all areas within the Division of Respiratory Care. S/he holds responsibility for the overall direction and operational success in accordance with national respiratory care standards. The Director of Respiratory Care creates active research collaborations in the field of pediatric cardiopulmonary medicine with the ECMO program, and supports clinical research as requested by Divisions of Critical Care, Neonatology, Pulmonary Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Transport Medicine. S/he also:

  • Manages day-to-day operation of the department;
  • Is involved in creating strategic plans, and implements same;
  • Oversees ongoing clinical education and competency training of all levels of RCS staff;
  • In collaboration with the Medical Director, provides ongoing evaluation of all existing therapies for clinical efficiency and cost effectiveness, including new respiratory care technologies;
  • Collaborates with the Simulation Center to provide year-round high-fidelity simulation-based training and skills acquisition and retention by RCS staff.

Director of Respiratory Services

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For additional questions, please contact Fernando Limbo or Jeffrey Zegas at 781.938.1975. All contact with ZurickDavis will remain confidential.

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