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Lead Respiratory Therapist - FT Nights

Company: Northwest Texas Healthcare System
Location: Amarillo
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Job Description:

Location AMARILLO, TX 79106 US (Primary) Career Area Allied Health Category Support Staff Job Description Northwest is a 495 bed system serving the city of Amarillo and the surrounding region. We offer the ideal combination of traditional values and the most advanced technologies in healthcare, plus the conveniences of big city living in a friendly, smaller-town atmosphere. From the beauty of Palo Duro Canyon and great recreational facilities, to our quality educational system, Amarillo is a great place to live and work. The Lead Respiratory Therapist is 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 the Northwest Texas Healthcare System.. Supports an organizational culture for Service Excellence and practices the Service Excellence Standards to all customer groups. A hospital is only as good as its caregivers. That's why we're looking for allied health professionals who are dedicated and passionate about their work. We're looking for employees who can add to our culture of exemplary patient care and personal excellence. We're looking for exceptional professionals who share our vision and values. Join us and make a difference! Northwest Texas Healthcare System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. DISCLAIMER Northwest Texas Healthcare System, a subsidiary of UHS, is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means. Job Requirements EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE AND LICENSES/REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED 1. Current Respiratory Care Practitioner License by the State of Texas 2. Graduate of a 2-year approved AMA School of Respiratory Care or nontraditional degree program 3. Current and maintained Registered Respiratory credentials from the NBRC or actively pursuing the registry exam 4. Preferred 2-3 years of clinical experience 5. Must possess current BLS certification upon hire and maintain certification throughout employment 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 discriminate color 8. Quantitative/mathematical ability (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, standard/metric measurements) 9. Ability to evaluate and interpret information and make independent decisions

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