LEAD RESPIRATORY THERAPIST

  • Northwest Texas Healthcare System
  • Amarillo, TX, USA
  • Oct 16, 2020

Job Description

Responsibilities

POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for the ongoing, effective operation of Respiratory Therapy and for the ongoing assessment and improvement of the Respiratory Therapy department activities. Such responsibilities encompass not only the internal functioning of the Respiratory Therapy department, but also the integration of the Respiratory Therapy department into the overall functioning of Northwest Texas Healthcare System. Supports an organizational culture for Service Excellence and practices the Service Excellence standards to all customer groups. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

KEY PERFORMANCE FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

I. SERVICE EXCELLENCE

Demonstrates the three service excellence competencies

II. HOUSEWIDE REQUIREMENTS

Meets the organization's expectations regarding house-wide requirements

III. PROVISION OF SERVICES

Provides supervisory and clinical expertise in the provision of departmental services through a collaborative process designed to integrate services/functions throughout NWTHS. Participates in and supports a process to measure, assess, and improve performance in the area of assigned responsibility.

IV. LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE

Exhibits effective leadership skills through planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating departmental functions in relation to the UHS and the NWTHS vision, mission, strategic goals and values and in accordance with JCAHO's leadership standards

V. OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE

Operates departments of responsibility in such a way as to meet the fiscal goals of the organization. Implements value added programs and services. Manages the satisfaction of department customers to include patients, employees and physicians through effective communication and appropriate responsiveness to customer issues.

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JOB TITLE: Lead Respiratory Therapist

Physical and Sensory Requirements:

1. Ability to read, write, and converse in English. 2. Ability to communicate with patients, families, staff, physicians, support agencies, vendors and others. 3. Ability to remain calm and composed under stress. 4. Ability to respond to pages, telephones, and other auditory stimulation. 5. Ability to function when exposed to hazardous chemicals and/or biological materials. 6. Bending, lifting (10-30 lbs. minimum), grasping, fine hand/eye coordination, pushing and pulling, prolonged standing and/or sitting. 7. Ability to understand and interpret financial data. 8. Quantitative/mathematical ability (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, standard/metric measurements). 9. Ability to evaluate and interpret information and make independent decisions.

EEO Statement

All UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.

Notice

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Qualifications

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT AND WORK AIDS USED:

1. Computer 2. Telephone 3. Invasive and non-invasive monitoring devices 4. Equipment and supplies used for Respiratory Care procedures 5. Other equipment specific to area of assignment 6. Paging system 7. Voice mail 8. E-Mail

EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE AND LICENSES/REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED

1. A current Registered Respiratory Therapist license by the Texas Medical Board. 2. Graduate of a 2 year approved AMA School of Respiratory Care or nontraditional degree program. 3. Current Registered Respiratory Credentials from the NBRC or actively pursuing the registry exam at date of hire. 4. Registered Therapist with 1-3 years' experience to become proficient in all phases of technical and administrative responsibilities preferred. 5. Must have current BLS certification from the American Heart Association upon hire and maintain certification throughout employment.