Respiratory Therapy Clinical Director - (RRT)

Renton, Washington
Direct the Respiratory Therapy clinical education through instruction of students to ensure training of quality patient care.


  • Evaluate the effectiveness and performance of clinical instructors.
  • Secure new clinical sites and contractual agreements.
  • Visit clinical facilities, provide guidance and counseling with regard to teaching practices.  Ensure students receive technical instruction from instructors at clinical sites.  Instruct students at clinical sites.
  • Ensure all students receive medical physician contacts.  Develop guidelines for students to maintain physician interaction in the clinical setting.  Maintain records of medical direction.
  • Coordinate with clinical staff to establish a clinical assignment for students. Coordinate the scheduling of students within the department.  Develop clinical objectives and evaluations.  Conduct orientation for students to each clinical education site.
  • Monitor competency evaluations and review clinical records with students.  Evaluate the performance of students regarding course objectives and make necessary provisions to meet learning needs.
  • Instructs students in both classroom theory and learning laboratory.  Prepare lecture plans and materials.   Provide feedback to students.
  • Coordinate the clinical education for the Respiratory Therapy program, to include clinical faculty schedules.  Coordinate and revise the clinical education plan.  Recommend changes to the Program Director.
  • Maintain student grades in accordance with established policies.  Prepare final grades at the end of each semester to update student records and transcripts.
  • Collaborate with public and community respiratory care agencies.
  • May assist the Program Director with student applicants for admission into the program.

The list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented.


  • Baccalaureate degree from an academic institute accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).
  • Graduate of an accredited Respiratory Therapy program recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, or an otherwise recognized training entity (e.g., hospital-based program) in the specialty field.
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) State license.
  • Four (4) years of experience as a registered respiratory therapist of which at least two (2) year must include experience in clinical respiratory care.
  • Two (2) years of instructor experience in an accredited respiratory therapy program, either as an appointed faculty member or as a clinical preceptor.
  • Must hold current license, certification or other designation as required by local, state or federal laws to work in the respiratory therapy field.
  • Verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point and other computer skills.