Cardiopulmonary Unit Manager

Chinese Hospital

845 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133

About this role

Department: Cardiopulmonary
Report to: Chief Nursing Operations Officer
Type: Full-time
Requisition #12064

Position Summary

Supervises and coordinates the activities of the Cardiopulmonary Unit, according to pertinent regulatory agencies and Hospital Policies and Procedures.  Directs departmental activities relative to improvement of patient care, Performance Improvement and personnel performance.  Monitors and supervises the technical aspects of the department and is responsible for the day to day operations of the department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for establishing short and long range departmental goals with objectives, and other action plans necessary to carry out departmental goals.
  • Responsible for integrating the department within the hospital functions, assuring that the department supports the hospital’s mission.
  • Responsible for compliance with the CHA Compliance Handbook including the Code of Ethics and all statues, regulations and guidelines applicable to federal and state programs. Reports suspected violations of any statue, regulations, agreements or guidelines applicable to all healthcare programs.
  • Responsible for hiring, evaluating, establishing developmental plans and if necessary, terminating employees using guideline and hospital policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for reviewing and verifying all credentials, skills and competency of staff, as required for the specific clinical position.
  • Responsible for developing a written job description for each job class with annual review and revisions, as needed.
  • Develops and revises policy and procedures manual as needed every 2 years.
  • Provides for necessary personnel coverage for all shifts, by preparing schedules of work assignments to ensure that the work is done within a reasonable time frame.
  • Responsible for developing, implementing and reviewing the departmental performance improvement plan, which ensures compliance with patient care and medical practice standards.
  • Oversees the daily functions of the Cardiopulmonary Unit and reports to the CNO, Medical Co-Directors of the CPU and the Multidisciplinary Committee on a regular basis.
  • Performs and/or supervises the performances of all diagnostic and therapeutic cardiac, pulmonary and neurologic (EEG) testing procedures.
  • Coordinates and directs the department orientation and education of CPU personnel and nursing staff.
  • Responsible for the delivery of professional services and provision of high quality patient care.
  • Performs and supervises all routine arterial sampling in cooperation with the ICU staff clinical laboratory.
  • Responsible for reporting needs for maintenance of all space and equipment assigned to the CPU.
  • Coordinates and maintains billing for CPU services.
  • Directs and participates in the preparation of the annual budget for the department; reviews budget performances, analyzes and identifies variances.
  • Keeps Administration informed of departmental activities, needs and problems.
  • Reviews department performances and institutes changes in techniques or procedures to improve service, simplify work flow, assure compliance with regulatory requirements, and promote more efficient operation of the Cardiopulmonary Unit.
  • Attends meetings as directed.  Participates on PI teams, as requested.
  • Assists in the hiring and evaluation of skills and competency of staff as required for the specific clinical position.
  • Demonstrates professional development through continuing education activities
  • Follows Hospital and Department policies and procedures at all times, including but not limited to: Administrative Manual, Environment of Care, Human Resources, Infection Control, Corporate Compliance, Code of Ethics, etc.
  • Attend, actively participate and complete in-services, training classes, mandatory classes, seminars/workshops, staff meetings, exercises and drills; reads all department communication and assigned materials.
  • Customer Service – Provides excellent customer service and shows compassion to all patients, visitors and co-workers.  Seeks feedback to ensure all needs are met. Anticipates and recognizes the concerns of others, even if those concerns are not openly expressed.
  • Communication ­– Keeps manager and team informed of progress, problems, development and plans.  Gets along and interacts positively with co-workers and others.
  • Accepts and performs other duties as assigned.



  • Current California RCP or Echocardiography license
  • Certification or Registered by the appropriate National Board
  • AHA BLS certification
  • 2 years acute/critical care level respiratory experience or previous experience in echocardiography
  • Previous experience in cardiac diagnostic procedures preferred
  • Previous management experience
  • Previous basic computer skills and function
  • Must be able to communicate, verbally and written in and English.
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of respiratory care to perform, administer respiratory care for acute/critical care levels to newborns through adults
  • Knowledge of the theory and performance of cardiac, neurology (EEG) and pulmonary functions testing
  • Demonstrates clinical competence in patient care
  • Demonstrates effective organizational and leadership skills including conflict resolution
  • Demonstrates skill in establishing and maintaining effective group/team working relationships with staff, patients, medical staff and the public


  • Knowledge of community resources and cultural needs.

Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged standing
  • Frequent bending, pushing, pulling, stooping, crouching and lifting up to or >100 lbs. With assistance
  • Ability to write and comprehend English
  • Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity
  • Ability to walk up and down stairs
  • Ability to move about quickly and adjust to short notice changes, emergency or unusual routine
  • Normal visual acuity and hearing
  • Use of medical and office equipment

Compliance Requirements

Complies with Chinese Hospital Compliance Handbook including Code of Ethics and all statutes, regulations, guidelines applicable to federal and state programs. Responsibilities include, following the guidelines and reporting suspected violations of any statute, regulations, agreements or guidelines applicable to all healthcare programs.


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