Allied Health – Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Supervisor

Allied Health – Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Supervisor

Allied Health – Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Supervisor

 

 

POSITION TYPE: Allied Health Professional

SPECIALTY UNIT: Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) – Supervisor

LOCATION: El Paso, TX

SHIFT: 10-hour Shifts, Rotating Weekends

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Permanent

 

Job Description:

The Registered Respiratory Therapist Supervisor is an individual who is responsible for supervising the daily activities and personnel, solving minor and immediate problems regarding therapy administration, and working with physicians and nurses to coordinate Respiratory Patient Care.

 

 As a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) you will perform the critical care and diagnostic procedures utilized in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiopulmonary diseases on patients of all ages. As a member of the patient focused care team, you will be responsible for performing basic respiratory equipment maintenance, quality control measures and other administrative or technical tasks.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  •         The RRT Supervisor will perform all respiratory care related duties.
  •         Set up and administer all routine and complex respiratory therapy procedures to patients of all ages.
  •         Responsible for the application and operation of acute care ventilators used for continuous short and long-term mechanical ventilation.
  •         Maintain all department records and enter accurate information into the hospital computer for the therapy as given.
  •         Assist in managing and overseeing the daily shift operations of the respiratory staff. Provides respiratory care to patients as ordered by physicians, according to established standards and practices.
  •         Performs patient assessment, care-planning and collaboration with other health care providers. Patient care provides 100% of work hours.
  •         Delegates aspects of patient care appropriately to support staff (Respiratory Therapists, Respiratory orients, externs and students, as assigned), providing necessary communication and guidance to those support providers.
  •         Maintains high standards of clinical excellence, according to Departmental policies.
  •         Demonstrates proficiency in various Departmental subspecialties, clinical areas, life support, diagnostic and monitoring equipment, as assigned. Displays competency in various special procedures and protocols and works in multiple IPD locations as assigned.
  •         Performs various therapeutic modalities prescribed by physician order or as established by approved protocol. Determines the best modes of therapy and ensures maximum benefit and patient safety. Administers various medications via aerosol and endotracheal instillation. Utilizes appropriate equipment.
  •         Administers and monitors medical gases as prescribed by physician order and as established by approved protocol. Utilizes appropriate medical gas delivery devices.
  •         Assesses pulmonary status of patients. Communicates clinical findings to physicians and makes recommendations for appropriate therapy. Explains rationale of procedures and equipment to patients. Participates in thorough patient report process identifying patient care needs as necessary.
  •         Participates in cardiopulmonary resuscitation by providing basic life support. Assesses patient response to clinical interventions and communicates findings appropriately.
  •         Performs arterial and capillary blood sample collection and analysis. Verifies and interprets results and clinically intervenes as necessary. Documents and communicates findings to physician when appropriate.
  •         Performs specific duties as determined by site assignments, which may include equipment cleaning, maintenance, repair and testing.

 

Job Benefits:

  •     Competitive salary
  •     Direct Deposit
  •     401K
  •     Comprehensive Health, Dental, and Vision benefits
  •     Employee discount program
  •     Excellent room for growth and advancement

 

Requirements:

 

  •         Current Respiratory Therapist License from the State of practice.
  •         Current Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)
  •         Associates degree. Graduate of an accredited (by Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, (CAAHEP). Respiratory Therapist Educational Program with an Associate Degree.
  •  Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification – preferred
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification – preferred
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification – preferred
  • Sugar, Temperature, Airway, Blood pressure, Lab work, and Emotional support (S.T.A.B.L.E.) Neonatal Education Program Certification – preferred
  • Clinical experience in an acute care or rehabilitation setting – preferred
  • 1-year critical care experience (i.e.: ER, ICU/CCU, PICU, NICU) – preferred

 

 

 

 

 

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