UT Southwestern Medical Center , 02/13/2023

  Stephenie Wright
Facility Name
  UT Southwestern Medical Center
Facility Location
  Dallas, Texas
Facility description or mission
  Why UT Southwestern?
With over 75 years of excellence in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, UT Southwestern is committed to excellence, innovation, teamwork, and compassion. At UT Southwestern, we invest in you with opportunities for career growth and development that align with your future goals and help to provide security for you and your family. Our highly competitive benefits package offers healthcare, PTO and paid holidays, on-site childcare, wage, merit increases and so much more that are all available on the day you start work. UT Southwestern is honored to be a Veteran Friendly work environment that is home to approximately 800 veterans. We value your integrity, dedication, and the commitment you’ve made to our country. We’re proud to support your next mission. Ranked by Forbes as one of the Top 10 National Employers, we invite you to be a part of the UT Southwestern team where you’ll discover teamwork, professionalism, and consistent opportunities for growth.
Job summary
  UT Southwestern is hiring a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) as an integral part of our clinical care team. This full-time RRT night position will work collaboratively with our clinical caregivers, patients, and families to improve and maintain ideal lung health for all ages (adult, geriatric, and neonatal). As a valued member of our Respiratory Care team, you will be applying and monitoring medical gases (excluding anesthetic gases) and environmental control systems, mechanical ventilatory support, artificial airway care, bronchopulmonary hygiene, pharmacologic agents related to respiratory care procedures, and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation related and limited to respiratory care. We invite you to join the UT Southwestern team as a Respiratory Therapist!

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Bonus up to $20K
$20,000 for Night Shift

$10,000 for Day Shift with ICU Experience

$7,500 for Day Shift with no ICU Experience

To learn more about the benefits UT Southwestern offers, visit https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/employees/hr-resources/

Essential job responsibilities
  Administer therapy according to departmental policies and procedures. Demonstrate decision-making skills in patient assessment and plan of care based on desired outcomes of therapy, clinical data, consultation with physicians and progress of the patient.

On one’s own initiative, assist in writing procedures or giving in-services recognized as necessary by the individual. Perform technical procedures and operate equipment with a high level of expertise.

Maintain knowledge of infrequently used equipment and ordered patient therapeutics. Assess patient and family's knowledge deficit regarding Cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology, therapeutic procedures, respiratory drug interactions or contraindications, smoking cessation.

Adhere to department administrative procedures of error free patient charge entry, timely and concise SBAR shift report, accurate documentation and accurate EMR order management.

Demonstrate activities consistent with the financial objectives of the department in the use of disposable supplies and equipment change out. Assume and perform charge therapist duties when assigned according to departmental policies.
If not charge therapist, then report all relative patient care and equipment issues to charge therapist. Request assistance from the charge therapist when appropriate. Demonstrate engagement by attending and participating in 90% of all department and town hall meetings.

Take responsibility for maintaining supplies and equipment in all areas of the hospital; take responsibility for reporting and follow through to biomedical on equipment in need of repair.

Actively participate in Quality Assurance departmental activities and objectives. Foster teamwork by treating all staff fairly, facilitating 2-way communication and having a collaborative attitude.

Adhere to hospital and department attendance policies, including self-scheduling, vacation and holiday rotation policy.
Foster teamwork by treating all staff fairly, facilitating 2-way communication and having a collaborative attitude. Adhere to hospital and department attendance policies, including self-scheduling, vacation and holiday rotation policy.

Compliance with the COVID-19 vaccine mandate enforced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) is a requirement for this position. Federal law requires individuals holding this position to be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption for certain medical, disability, or religious reasons. Individuals who do not meet CMS vaccination requirements are not eligible and should not apply for this position but are encouraged to apply for other non-healthcare positions at UT Southwestern for which they qualify.

For COVID-19 vaccine information, applicants should visit https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/covid-19/work-on-campus/

This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information. UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. As an equal opportunity employer, UT Southwestern prohibits unlawful discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or veteran status. To learn more, please visit: https://jobs.utsouthwestern.edu/why-work-here/diversity-inclusion

  A.A.S Graduate of accredited program in respiratory care (Bachelor’s degree preferred)
  Two (2) years of critical care preferred.
License by the Texas Medical Board
Registered by the NBRC
Basic Life Support (BLS) by the American Heart Association (AHA)
State license requirement

  • Texas Respiratory Care Practitioner


  • American Heart Association BLS

Work Schedule

  • Full-time days
  • Full-time nights

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