University of Texas Medical Branch

Facility Name
University of Texas Medical Branch
Facility description or mission
UTMB Health is on a mission to improve health for the people of Texas and around the world. Our employees share a deep commitment to serving our students and patients in innovative ways, and we are looking for inspired individuals to join our team. Your accomplishments here will have a lasting impact everywhere!
Job summary
To provide competent basic and specialty respiratory care utilizing an interdisciplinary approach and individualizing care to meet unique patient needs.
Essential job responsibilities
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 structure.
Education
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. Registered Respiratory Therapist 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.
Experience
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. Current Registered Respiratory Therapist preferred.
State license requirement
Texas Respiratory Care Practitioner
Certifications
American Heart Association BLSAmerican Heart Association ACLS
Work Schedule
Full-time daysFull-time nights
To apply, go to
https://www.utmb.edu/hr/careers