Transport Registered Respiratory Therapist

 
Position: Transport Registered Respiratory Therapist

Location: US-TX-Houston

Talent Area: Professional - Clinical

Shift: 7a-7p/7p-7a

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Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital opening in 2017. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.

Summary:

We are searching for a Transport Registered Respiratory Therapist - someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. In this position, you’ll provide quality respiratory care, treatment and stabilization of critically ill patients during transport and on code/rapid response calls. You’ll also work in collaboration with the medical control and Registered Nurse (RN) to assess, treat and stabilize the patient/family/visitor until the patient is moved to a higher level of care if indicated. Additionally, you’ll collaborate with healthcare team members and associated resource personnel to problem solve and implement respiratory treatment modalities and interventions to maximize patient outcomes.

 

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Responsibilities :

•Ability to demonstrate critical thinking skills and evaluate respiratory status of critically ill patients, provide therapeutic intervention, emergency interventions and preparation for transport
•Assists the transport RN in any medical interventions deemed necessary
•Demonstrates commitment and dedication to patients and families
•In collaboration with the RN, keeps the family informed of a patient condition and plan of care
•Serves as a patient/family advocate while caring for the patient and family and maintains confidentiality
•Demonstrates commitment to program development and quality initiatives
•Demonstrates positive attitude and effective interpersonal skills when interacting with patients, families, visitors and members of the health care team
•Demonstrates the ability to problem solve and adapt to ongoing change and handle conflict management with a professional supportive attitude
•Ensures smooth safe program operations
•Completes all respiratory checks: including equipment checks, supply and medication inventory, maintains a state of readiness
•Plan, organize and position equipment and supplies for use in emergency conditions
•Complete missions initiated within the timeframe of assigned shift with the understanding that completion of these missions may require additional work beyond normal work hours
•Responsible for maintaining professional development of self and others
•Maintain clinical competence/expertise across all aspects of respiratory care and treatment, including: intubations/ventilator management/nitric implementation
•Maintain competence in use of systems: Epic/EMS charts and other systems as indicated
•Consistently participates in education sessions and Quality Council

 



Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree in Respiratory Therapy
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential issued by the National Board for Respiratory Care
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification issued by the American Heart Association
  • Two (2) years of critical care experience in a pediatric or neonatal intensive care setting or two (2) years pediatric EC experience in a Level 1 trauma center

 



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