Program Supervisor III
San Antonio, TX 
Posted 3 months ago
Job Description
Posting Type:Open to All Applicants
Category:Healthcare Practitioners and TechnicalFLSA Exempt/
Agency:Dept of State Health ServicesDepartment:TX Ctr for Infectious Disease
Job Title:Program Supervisor IIIPosting Number:445282
Full Time/Part Time :Full Time Regular/Temporary:Regular
Contact:AccessHR Service CenterTelephone: 888-894-4747
Salary Range:$3,520.33 - $5,746.66Salary Group:B19
Shift:Days (First)Travel:5%
Closing Date:
Job Description:
Program Supervisor III provides supervisory and operational duties for cardiopulmonary department to include: conducting required competency validation for staff, annual performance evaluations, coordination and oversight for supply procurement and equipment management for the department. Collaborates with Lab Director and Chief Nurse Executive (CNE) to ensure regulatory and compliance measures are met. Performs advance clinical respiratory care procedures and treatments. Works under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent clinical judgment based on departmental policies and procedures and professional standards. Performs respiratory therapeutic treatments and diagnostic procedures. Work involves assessing, planning, and providing routine and/or complex respiratory and diagnostic procedures for patients independently or in collaboration with healthcare professionals. Individualize patient care based on the age appropriate and developmental needs. Provide training and educational assistance to staff, students, physicians, visitors and other organizations. Prepares and maintains patient records and program reports. Serves as the technical consultant and is responsible for the technical and scientific oversight of the laboratory. Must be available to the laboratory as needed for telephone, electronic and on-site consultation. Other responsibilities include: establishing or verifying laboratory test performance specifications, selecting test methodology, enrolling and participating in proficiency testing, establishing a quality control program to monitor ongoing test performance, resolution of technical problems and ensuring that remedial actions are taken, ensuring that patient results are not reported until corrective actions are taken, and test systems to ensure they are functioning properly, and identify training needs.

Essential Job Functions:
Attends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.

1. Consults with the attending physician regarding the treatment and administration of therapy as considered necessary for the wellbeing and safety of the patient.
2. Participates in patient education.
3. Assesses patient prior to and immediately after treatment in a manner consistent with the therapy the patient is receiving and documents care provided and patient tolerance on the Cardiopulmonary Therapy Flow Sheet in the medical record.
4. Administer all modalities of respiratory care and related services to critical and non-critical patients in accordance with the physicians orders and follows all departmental and hospital wide policy's and procedures; therapy may include, oxygen therapy via nasal cannula, oxygen mask, incentive spirometry, aerosolized medication therapy, metered dose inhaler, peak flow meter, postural drainage, and percussion, positive pressure breathing treatments, nasal, oral, or tracheal suctioning and tracheotomy care. Draws arterial blood and analyzes arterial blood gasses per the attending physician's written or verbal order. Performs SPO2 [blood oxygen saturation] checks as ordered and / or essential to the patient safety and documented electronically or/on the Cardiopulmonary Therapy Flow Sheet or Cardiopulmonary Oxygen Flow Sheet in the medical record after each treatment.
5. Administers or assists in the administration of pulmonary/cardiac stress testing as ordered. Administers Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT's), Electrocardiograms (EKG's) in accordance with the physician written orders.
6. Conducts diagnostic screening to include; visual, auditory, vestibular status.
7. Maintains equipment that is vital for safe and accurate data for patient care, by performing diagnostic checks to ensure proper functioning. Maintains blood gas analyzer equipment in accordance with CLIA and CAP standards. Runs blood gas analyzers electronic simulator q shift or every 8 hours. Runs blood gas analyzers quality controls and enters data in the Blood Gas Lab QC log book. Performs blood gas analyzers calibration verification will be run at least bi-annually and when deemed necessary and enters data in the Blood Gas Lab QC log. Performs blood gas analyzers Proficiency Testing quarterly or as deemed by the manufacture's recommendation and within eight days of receiving Proficiency Testing Kit and the data entered on the CAP forms that are provided in the kit. Accurately enters lab patient sputum reports in the departmental database daily. Provides daily up-date status on patient at TCID in the TBSUR database. On Fridays and the day before holidays print out the SI list for the physician on call.
8. Performs smoke tests for negative air on all isolation rooms to ensure negative air-flow is established as needed. Report any deficiency on the log sheet and notifies maintenance.
9. Conducts mask fit-testing of HEPA filter respirators according to TCID Respiratory Protection Standard and Cardiopulmonary HEPA Mask Fit Testing Policy and Procedures.
10. Check department supply's and / or order supply as needed. Daily check patient's respiratory drugs and / or order supply as needed.
11. Responds to all emergency codes according to departmental and TCID policies and submits after-action reports immediate following incident.
12. Attends departmental meetings.
13. Assists with Physical Exercise Program and educational programs.
14. Employees will update their supervisor within 30 days of any changes to emergency contact information; understand the responsibilities of their role during a disaster response and/or recovery effort or COOP activation; notify their supervisor of any issues that exist or arise regarding a personal situation or circumstance that may prevent their ability to carry out their role; complete ongoing training relevant to their role including required training; and know and follow the chain of command.

Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agency's obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.
Knowledge Skills Abilities:
1. Knowledge and ability to perform Proficiency Testing in the Blood Gas Laboratory.
2. Knowledge and ability to comply with CLIA and CAP standards as they apply to blood gas analysis test equipment.
3. Knowledge and ability to comply with HHSC, DSHS, and TCID Policy and Procedures.
4. Knowledge and ability to implement Standard Precautions.
5. Knowledge and ability to provide age appropriate care to young adults, adults and geriatric patients.
6. Knowledge and ability to perform Quality Control in the Blood Gas Laboratory.
7. Knowledge and ability to comply with patient Confidentiality Policies.
8. Knowledge of adult learning principles and ability to teach.
9. Knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology.
10. Knowledge of current clinical practice guidelines for Respiratory Care.
11. Knowledge of Emergency Management Protocols.
12. Knowledge of Joint Commission Standards.
13. Knowledge of Medical Terminology.
14. Knowledge of the Medical Equipment Program.
15. Skill and ability in all of Respiratory Care modalities.
16. Skill in assessing patient status and recognizing and reporting any changes.
17. Skill in drawing arterial blood and analyzing arterial blood gases.
18. Skill in HEPA respirator usage and fit-testing procedures.
19. Skill in performing key-entry into computer database software.
20. Ability to interpret physicians' orders accurately and administer appropriate treatment.
21. Ability to make decisions based on data and observations and upholds standards of ethics and professional practice.
22. Ability to be sensitive to the physical and psychological needs of patients and others.
23. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
24. Ability to move up to 150 pounds with or without the assistance of personnel or mechanical device.
25. Ability to obtain American Heart Association CPR for Healthcare Provider Certification.
26. Ability to obtain and maintain TDH Vision & Hearing Screening Registration.
27. Ability to perform essential functions while wearing HEPA respirator and other PPE.
28. Ability to read, write and speak English.
29. Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team environment or alone.
30. Ability to work with other health professionals as a member of a team.
31. Ability to plan, teach, instruct and communicate ideas clearly and concisely, and prioritize duties with timely completion.
Registration or Licensure Requirements:
1. Respiratory Care Practitioner Licensed issued by Texas Department of State Health Services.
2. Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care and/or Certified Respiratory Therapist CRT registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care.
3. Basic Life Support (BLS)Certification issued by American Heart Association.
4. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) issued by American Heart Association.
Initial Selection Criteria:
1. Bachelor's degree in a chemical, physical, biological, clinical laboratory science, or medical technology from an accredited institution, with at least two years of training and/or experience in nonwaived testing.
2. Two or more years of technical consultant training and experience and must be in the designated specialty or subspecialty area of service of responsibility.
Additional Information:
Requisition # 445282

Applicants must pass a fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen, and registry checks including the Client Abuse/Neglect Reporting System (CANRS), Nurse Aid, Medication Aide and Employee Misconduct, and HHS OIG list of Excluded Individuals/Entities. Males between the ages of 18-25 must be registered with the Selective Service.

All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for employment at a state-operated facility.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, healthcare workers are considered to be at significant risk for acquiring or transmitting hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), and influenza. All of these diseases are vaccine-preventable. As a result, state hospital policy requires employees be vaccinated according to their level of contact with patients. In the event you choose to not be immunized for the influenza virus, you may be required to wear a mask and take other protective measures.
MOS Code:
There may be no military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position. All active duty military, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply if qualified to fill this position. For more information see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk at

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In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Salary and Benefits
$3,520.33 - $5,746.66
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2+ years
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