Registered Respiratory Therapist

UMC Health System - Lubbock, TX4.2

Full-timeEstimated: $48,000 - $66,000 a year
EducationSkillsBenefits
Mission Statement:
Service is our passion. We serve by providing safe, high quality care to all, achieving excellent financial performance, and training tomorrow’s healthcare professionals.

Vision Statement:
To Serve Our Patients in the Best Teaching Hospital in the Country

About UMC

Magnet Designated
501 licensed beds
Regions only Level I Trauma Center
Regions only BICU
DNV accredited
Primary teaching hospital for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC)
Ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in Texas by Texas Monthly
The Benefits

Health Insurance with Low Deductibles, Low Premiums, and Comprehensive Coverage
Dental
Vision
Paid Time Off with Sell Back Option of Unused PTO over 80 hours Twice a Year
Paid Sick Time Off
403b Retirement with up to 8% match with tenure
Free Life Insurance
Tax Saving Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and/or Dependent Care

Equal Opportunity Employer

General Job / Performance Information

Education and Experience
ASSOCIATE DEGREE AND/OR DIPLOMA FROM RESPIRATORY THERAPY PROGRAM ACCREDITED BY JRCRTE
Passed registry exam.One year experience in Respiratory Care preferred.
Environmental / Working Conditions
Occupational exposure of high risk for blood borne pathogens
Hours of duty may be irregular to accommodate department and patient requirements
Interaction with Other Departments and Other Relationships
EFFECTIVE AND PLEASANT COMMUNICATION WITH MEDICAL STAFF, NURSING, ANCILLARY DEPARTMENTS, AND DEPARTMENT STAFF TO ASSURE TEAMWORK APPROACH TOWARD PATIENT CARE
Job Description
Under general supervision of Lead Therapist of his/her shift or Lead/Management on duty. Required upon request of physician, sets up and operates various types of respiratory care equipment and performs procedures to be utilized in routine and complex treatment of respiratory diseases in compliance with policy and procedure. Maintains proficiency in all general activities. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Licensures / Certifications / Registrations
RRT credential, licensed by the Texas Medical Board, Texas Department of Health-Respiratory Care, and CPR
Physical Capabilities
Work is of medium demand, walking and standing a great deal of the time
Frequent bending over a patient in bed for several minutes at a time
Frequent lifting of equipment is required
May occasionally be asked to move objects weighing over fifty pounds
Near visual acuity required
All of these duties must be performed during the course of a normal business day
Skills and Abilities
Must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in written form
FINE MOTOR SKILLS ARE ESSENTIAL TO PERFORM PROCEDURES AND MANAGE EQUIPMENT