Respiratory supervisors work in hospitals or other healthcare facilities administering respiratory support for patients who struggle with their lung capacities. They work under the supervision of licensed physicians. They are primarily responsible for monitoring the patients' breathing and cardiac functions.
Working in this position, it will be your job to recruit and train new employees. You will supervise their schedules and provide them coaching. Apart from carrying out respiratory therapy for patients in need, you will be there to respond to alerts and perform life-saving interventions. Documenting the expenses required for providing this service will also be your duty.
The minimum requirement for this position is an associate's degree in respiratory therapy. Being registered and certified as a respiratory therapist will also be necessary, as well as years of experience in supervising hospital staff. Communication and customer service skills will be essential, and you also have to know your way around budget tracking and statistical analysis to provide financial reports related to your activities.