Hershey Medical Center Executive Summary

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The department of respiratory therapy at Hershey Medical Center has 90 full-time respiratory therapists in addition to the management team. The management team includes a manager, an assistant manager, an outpatient manager, three supervisors, two educators, and two clinical specialists. The department also has 20 per Diem, 15 part-time respiratory therapists, and ten equipment technicians. Currently, the departmental vacancy rate is 10 % which includes maternity leave and chronic conditions, and the rest are open positions within the department. The shift supervisor utilizes a spreadsheet for each patient care areas to determine the number of respiratory therapists needed to staff that particular area. Attached is an example of staff worksheet.
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