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Lead Registered Respiratory Therapist, Tyler, Full-time, 6a-6p

Company: UT Health East Texas
Location: Tyler
Posted on: November 21, 2020

Job Description:

Advancing Healthcare  Together –  The Future of Healthcare  is  in East Texas Why UT Health - East Texas?   Our People.   Our people truly are our greatest strength.  They make a massive difference in the amazing care we provide every day.  We work closely together to create a positive experience for our patients and each other.   Our Purpose.  We will build on your experience and provide meaningful and purposeful career growth for your future. You will have the opportunity every day to make a difference in someone’s life and change the course of healthcare.   Our P lace.  Tyler, Texas is a small town with a huge heart where you will have the privilege of caring for your neighbors. Everybody is somebody here.   Representing the very best in healthcare, UT Health East Texas is comprised of 10 hospitals and more than 50 clinics across east Texas.  With nearly 7,500 employees and over 1,000 licensed in-patient beds, UT Health East Texas provides healthcare services to thousands of patients annually through our hospitals, clinics, Level 1 trauma facility, air emergency fleet and EMS service in a metropolitan service area of a quarter-million people.   Our UT Health Tyler hospital is seeking an experienced Lead   Respiratory Therapist .  We are looking for your experience, knowledge and patient care skills in our Pulmonary department where you will be responsible for:     What You Will Be Doing: Providing technical and clinical support of respiratory care services throughout the hospital.

Keeping current with new developments in the field of respiratory care.

Evaluating and making recommendations for services.

Attempting to maintain a high level of didactic and psychomotor skills in order to perform assigned duties.

Demonstrating proficiency in providing respiratory care services to include but not limited to the following modalities: invasive and non-invasive ventilatory care, aerosolized medication delivery systems, breathing exercises, oxygen delivery (set-up and maintenance) devices, postural drainage, pulse oximetry and bedside pulmonary function testing.

Maintaining high standards of professionalism.

Attends appropriate in-service in education both departmental and hospital wide.

Always practices and promotes good public relations.

This position requires the ability to follow directions, maintain confidentiality, trustworthiness, orderliness, accuracy, punctual attendance during stated working hours, and the ability to interact with co-workers, customers and visitors in a professional manner.

So what experience are we looking for in our Respiratory Therapist?


High School Diploma or equivalent

Successful completion of an accredited JRCRTE respiratory care training program


Individual should be comfortable providing care to infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients

Outstanding customer service skills and desire to actively display those skills to create great connections with our customers, both external (guests) and internal (other team members and product lines)

Intermediate knowledge of personal computer skills and comfort with Microsoft Windows operating system; database and word processing skills required

Intermediate knowledge of medical terminology

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Active listening skills

Ability to type a minimum of 35 WPM corrected of errors

Ability to operate office equipment effectively

Organizational skills required with the ability to multitask and handle heavy volume of patient flow.

Ability to work well with others

Strong interpersonal communication and documentation skills

Ability to work as a team player

Good problem solving skills

Strong time management skills

Ability to think strategically and act tactically

Ability to handle multiple tasks at the same time

Ability to embrace the client relationship to guide decisions and actions

Demonstrates good team work abilities

Certification and Licensure:

Active certification with the state of Texas upon hire only. Recertification upon expiration preferred

Current BLS, PALS, NRP

Three years experience in acute care setting preferred.

Compliance Requirements

Comply with regulatory requirements, guidelines, and policies



Patient Centered Customer Service: Genuinely care about people.

Cultivate a compassionate environment: Changing lives for the better together


Clinical and Operational Excellence: A relentless drive to be the best.

Holistic Approach: Think and act for the benefit of the whole.


Promote a collaborative environment: Build effective working relationships with others.

Identify and Develop Talent: Prepare others to deliver excellence.


Business Acumen: Know, own and drive our business.

Continually Simplify and Improve: Work to make everything as efficient as possible.


Foster Innovation: Seek and apply leading edge solutions.

Set Clear Direction: Tell others where you are going, how to get there and why.


Ability to sit for long periods of time while completing work on a computer

Ability to lift 10 or more pounds

Ability to move throughout the workplace

Now that you read about what you will be doing and the experience we seek, it is time to apply and make a difference in the lives of our patients.

UT Health East Texas is an equal opportunity employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).

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