Dream Job Research and Interview
My dream job is a director of respiratory care unit. In order to learn more about the career and start planning, I conducted online research and interviewed an individual who has been working in the post for two years. The research resulted in four lessons learned.
(1) In order to get a position of the director of respiratory care unit, one should become an accredited respiratory therapist. More information about accredited respiratory schools to get training can be found at the website of the American Association for Respiratory Care.
(2) The director of respiratory care unit performs a range of functions, the most important of which include patient, financial, quality, and human resource management.
(3) In order to become an effective director, an applicant is expected to have a number of professional and personal skills, including leadership, commitment, and strive for professional excellence.
(4) An effective director of respiratory care unit never ends his/her professional advancement, and is involved in life-long learning. Dream Job Research and InterviewIt is hard to disagree that breath is the most important sign of life, so significance of respiratory therapy can be hardly understimated.
Care for this life function is entrusted to respiratory therapist, a health care professional who “treats people with health care issues affecting the cardiopulmonary system such as asthma, emphysema, pneumonia, cardiovascular disorders, and trauma” (KU Medical Center, 2015).
For many years, the choice of profession was evident for me. I planned to become a respiratory therapist to provide life support to a wide range of patients. Recently, I have decided that my ambitions extend beyond the position of the respiratory therapist, and I would like to become a Director of Respiratory Care Unit. Since I have limited knowledge of professional requirements that apply to the director, I interviewed an individual who has been working in this position for two years already.During the interview, I asked a number of questions aimed to identify professional training that is required from a health care expert willing to take the position. I also wanted to know if one was expected to have specific professional and personal qualities in order to become an effective director of respiratory care unit.
The interview resulted in many valuable insights into my career planning.The first thing that I learned from the interview is that in order to get a position of the director of respiratory care, an applicant is expected to be an accredited respiratory therapist. The interviewee encouraged me to conduct the Internet search to compare between accredited respiratory therapy schools, and choose the program that best meets my needs. The source that I found helpful was the site of the American Association for Respiratory Care.I wanted to know more about professional duties of my interviewee, and he eagerly shared the information. From his response, I learned that the director of therapy care unit performs a wide range of professional functions, including patient, financial, quality, and human resource management.
Evidently, effective performance of all these functions required extensive knowledge and a …