Respiratory Therapist Team Lead

8 - 10 years experience  •  Patient Care

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 02/21/18
Fort Worth, TX
8 - 10 years experience
Patient Care
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 02/21/18

Description:

The Respiratory Therapist Team Lead is responsible for leading the team providing direct patient care relating to respiratory illness and diseases in all areas serviced by Respiratory Therapy. Typical Duties:

  1. Administers routine respiratory therapy procedures per physician orders.
  2. Maintains artificial airways, assist with intubation, tracheostomy change and decannulation.
  3. Performs arterial puncture and analysis.
  4. Assist with cleaning, sterilization and reassembly of equipment.
  5. Initiates, monitors and maintains continuous mechanical ventilation per physician orders.
  6. Performs cardio pulmonary resuscitation and other emergency respiratory therapy procedures as necessary.
  7. Documents respiratory therapy procedures per policy in the patient medical record.
  8. Provides instruction to patients on the respiratory therapy modalities ordered by their physician.
  9. Evaluates patient’s clinical conditions and provides suggestions and recommendations for therapeutic procedures to meet patient treatment process.
  10. Assists with chart audits and quality improvement reviews.
  11. Performs other related job duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Required Education and Experience:

    • Graduate of an accredited registry program for Respiratory Therapy.
    • 7 plus years of respiratory therapy clinical experience.

Preferred Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Allied Health from an accredited University.

Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist by the National Board for Respiratory Therapy.
  • Licensure by the Texas Department of Health as a Respiratory Care Practitioner.
  • Certified by the American Heart Association as a Basic Life Support Provider.
  • ACLS/PALS/NRP certification.

Req #: 6192

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