Graduation from an approved school of Respiratory Therapy, or
completion of the associate degree equivalency, and successful
passage of the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) exam.
Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT). Must obtain Registered
Respiratory Therapist (RRT) within one (1) year of employment. Must
maintain credentials with the NBRC as well as licensure as a
Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) with the Texas Department of
State Health Services. Current BLS and ACLS. JOB DESCRIPTION:
Provides competent basic and specialty respiratory care
utilizing an interdisciplinary approach and individualizing care to
meet unique patient needs. Salary Range
$22.85 to $34.27 per hour for this 36 hour per week position.
Pay Band Code PC14 Specific Job Related Duties
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
* 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. * Initiates, evaluates, and reviews
respiratory care plans that reflect a multidisciplinary approach to
appropriate preventive action. * Sets up and maintains respiratory
equipment. * Maintains oxygen, humidity, and aerosol therapy
equipment inventory and supplies. * Performs blood gas analysis and
respiratory function tests. * Participates in patient rounds. *
Maintains patient records. * Provides patient/family respiratory
care instruction. * Assists in training and evaluating students and
new employees. * Adheres to internal controls and reporting
MARGINAL OR PERIODIC JOB FUNCTIONS:
* Meets periodic UTMB and department specific compliance
requirements for health screening, training, attendance, safety,
and CPR. * Performs related duties as required.
Night Shift Preferred License/Certificate
Current Registered Respiratory Therapist preferred.
Equal Employment Opportunity UTMB Health strives to provide
equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color,
national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or
veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes
affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected
veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Req id: 71865