REG RESP THERAPIST - PRN
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POST DATE 8/18/2016
END DATE 12/22/2016
UT Southwestern Medical Center
JOB DESCRIPTIONFull/Part Time/PRN: PRN
This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
- A.A.S. Graduate of accredited program in respiratory care (Bachelor Degree preferred)- Two (2) years of Critical care preferred- License by the Texas Department of Health and registered by the NBRC & BCLS by the American Heart Association required. Other specialty areas may have increased certification/license requirements as dictated by unit or standard of care: ACLS and PALS required by 90 days post hire.
Performs technical procedures and operates equipment with high level of expertise. Maintains knowledge of infrequently used equipment and ordered patient therapeutics.
Demonstrates decision-making skills in patient assessment and care plan design based on desired outcomes of therapy, clinical data, consultation with physicians and progress of patient.
Assesses patient and families knowledge deficit regarding Cardiopulmonary anatomy, physiology, therapeutic procedures, smoking cessation.
Adheres to department administrative procedures of error free patient charge entry, timely and concise shift report and accurate documentation. Updates all department patient records. Follows all procedures for utilizing M.A.R. on nursing units.
Demonstrates activities consistent with financial objectives of department in use of disposable supplies and equipment change out. Offers suggestions for efficient use of all resources in department.
Assumes and performs charge therapist duties when assigned according to departmental policies. Reports all relative patient care and equipment issues to charge therapist. Requests assistance from charge therapist when appropriate.
Assists in writing procedures, gives inservices recognized as necessary by individual.
Maintains knowledge of infrequently used equipment and ordered patient therapeutics.
Takes responsibility for maintaining supplies and equipment in all areas of hospital. Reports and follows through to biomedical on equipment in need of repair.
Participates in Quality Assurance departmental activities and objectives.
Assists physicians with special procedures.
Performs other duties as assigned.
**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.
To the extent provided by applicable law, no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored or conducted by The University of Texas System or any of its component institutions, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or disability..