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DATE ADDED: Sun 17/05/2020

Lead Respiratory Therapist

Tyler, TX, US


JOB TYPE: Temporary, FullTime

Details: Advancing Healthcare Together – The Future of Healthcare is in East Texas Why UT Health - East Texas? Our People. Our people truly are our greatest strength. They make a massive difference in the amazing care we provide every day. We work closely together to create a positive experience for our patients and each other. Our Purpose. We will build on your experience and provide meaningful and purposeful career growth for your future. You will have the opportunity every day to make a difference in someone’s life and change the course of healthcare. Our P lace. Tyler, Texas is a small town with a huge heart where you will have the privilege of caring for your neighbors. Everybody is somebody here. Representing the very best in healthcare, UT Health East Texas is comprised of 10 hospitals and more than 50 clinics across east Texas. With nearly 7,500 employees and over 1,000 licensed in-patient beds, UT Health East Texas provides healthcare services to thousands of patients annually through our hospitals, clinics, Level 1 trauma facility, air emergency fleet and EMS service in a metropolitan service area of a quarter-million people. Our UT Health Tyler hospital is seeking an experienced Lead Registered Respiratory Therapist . We are looking for your experience, knowledge and patient care skills in our Pulmonary Department where you will be responsible for: What You Will Be Doing: Administer therapeutic medical gases through adjunctive equipment and assist in the transportation of patients on oxygen when necessary Administer Respiratory Care treatment modalities and appropriate Respiratory medication according to physician orders and departmental policy and procedure Provide Respiratory Care Services in critical care and medical-surgical areas Effectively assess patients for correct therapy and is available for consultation Ensure that quality, continuity and goals of individual patient care plans are maintained Function as preceptor for staff and student orientation within areas of General Therapy and Critical Care Assist in inter- and intra-departmental educational and orientation programs Assist director, supervisor and care team with development and implementation of policies and protocols Participate in Departmental Quality Improvement (QI) program. Assist the department by reporting of quality assurance issues pertaining to Respiratory Care. May be assigned as primary investigator of QI issue Function in a leadership capacity as Relief Supervisor on a temporary basis Create work assignments and schedules Assist with monitoring of adequate coverage of future shifts Complete and monitor daily shift volume report Details: So what experience are we looking for in our Lead Registered Respiratory Therapists? Licensed Respiratory Care practitioner by the State of Texas Must be certified in BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP Five (5) years of experience and three (3) years of critical care experience Now that you read about what you will be doing and the experience we seek, it is time to apply and make a difference in the lives of our patients. UT Health East Texas is an equal opportunity employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities). LT-LI