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Sr. Respiratory Therapist, VL Respiratory Care (36hrs per week) Nights

Company: The University of Texas Medical Branch
Location: League City
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description: Possesses experience and is highly knowledgeable and skilled in respiratory care and assessment. Provides competent basic and specialty care utilizing an interdisciplinary approach and individualizing care to meet unique patient needs. Able to manage unexpected emergency situations effectively. Serves as preceptor for new employees and respiratory care students. Min Qualifications: Graduation from an approved school of Respiratory Therapy with a Bachelors degree in Respiratory Care or other healthcare-related specialty and three (3) years of experience in respiratory care, to include at least two (2) years of critical care experience or Graduation from an approved school of Respiratory Therapy and five (5) years related experience, to include at least three (3) years of recent critical care experience.Must be a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) and maintain credentials with the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) as well as licensure as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) with the Texas Department of State Health Services. Must have one (1) specialty credential (i.e. RRT-ACCS, NPS, RPFT, RPSGT, LNFA) or obtain within six (6) months of becoming a Senior Respiratory Therapist. Must maintain specialty credential while classified as a Senior Respiratory Therapist. Must have current BLS and ACLS. Specific Job Related Duties: Assesses the respiratory care needs of patients.Identifies potential and actual diagnosis/patient care needs and identifies the contraindications and possible complications of patients receiving respiratory care.Use specialized knowledge and skills to proficiently administer and monitor a patients response to respiratory care procedures such as hyperinflation therapy, tracheal suctioning, chest therapy, (hyper) humidity therapy, and cough therapy.Collaborates with other care providers regarding the overall plan of care and initiates, evaluates, and reviews respiratory care plans that reflect a multidisciplinary approach to appropriate preventive action.Assesses patients and presents clinical decision-making rationale in logical and understandable phrasing for RCS personnel, new employees, nursing staff and medical staff as it applies to the patient being treated.Assumes an active role as a member of the Rapid Response and Code teams and back up Team Leader.Demonstrates advanced knowledge and skills as demonstrated by participation in departmental education programs (i.e. annual competency assessments).Proficiently provides comprehensive and effective patient/family education and instruction.Demonstrates thorough knowledge of the set up and maintenance of respiratory equipment.Adheres to internal controls and reporting structure. Preferred License/Certificate Must have one (1) specialty credential (i.e. RRT-ACCS, NPS, RPFT, RPSGT, LNFA). Salary Range Salary commensurate with experience. Shift - NightsEqual Employment Opportunity UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. #UTMB #UTMBhealthCompensation

Keywords: The University of Texas Medical Branch, League City , Sr. Respiratory Therapist, VL Respiratory Care (36hrs per week) Nights, Healthcare , League City, Texas

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