Respiratory Care Practitioner, Adv- Medical Center (7p-7a)

 
Position: Respiratory Care Practitioner, Adv- Medical Center (7p-7a)

Location: US-TX-Houston

Talent Area: Therapist

Shift: Day and Night Shifts

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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 our next Advanced Respiratory Care Practitioner—someone who can thrive in a fast-paced hospital setting. In this position you’ll administer a variety of respiratory care procedures in a developmentally/age appropriate manner for patients ranging from neonates to adults. We need someone who has a current license to practice respiratory care (RCP) in the State of Texas and is registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT).

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Performs patient care and related activities according to policy and/or guidelines. In compliance with MD order to provide optimal patient outcome 
  • Performs patient care assessment 
  • Performs medication delivery 
  • Performs airway clearance techniques 
  • Performs pulmonary function testing 
  • Provides ventilatory support 
  • Performs specialty tasks (cath lab, bronchoscopies, in-house transports to testing or transfer units, ECG, and charge responsibilities) 
  • Documents patient-related activities according to policy/guidelines accurately in a legible manner 
  • Facilitates good communication with Physician, Nursing, and other members of the healthcare team to coordinate optimal patient care 
  • Provides instruction to patients and families 
  • Expands professional knowledge base and clinical capabilities 
  • Informs Supervisor of all patient/personal injury or unsafe situations, anticipated problems and unusual situations, completes appropriate related documentation 
  • Maintains and evaluates respiratory care equipment 
  • Completes studies according to guidelines, and assists or takes an active role in facilitating studies and protocols


Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an A.M.A approved Associates certification/registry program OR may be a graduate of an A.M.A. approved Bachelor degree program in respiratory care 
  • A current license to practice respiratory care (RCP) in the State of Texas 
  • Registration by the National Board for Respiratory Care as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) 
  • Certification in basic cardiac life support 
  • A minimum of one (1) of year clinical experience in both critical and non-critical care areas (a minimum of 6 months experience in pediatric care) is preferred 
  • Knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology of the cardiopulmonary systems and infection control 
  • Knowledge of disease states, pathophysiology and pharmacology; operation of equipment used to administer routine respiratory care therapeutic modalities 
  • Ability to be articulate, courteous and supportive in dealing with hospital, administrative and departmental personnel, patients and parents with ability to honor confidentiality 
  • Ability to independently treat patients from all departments by following the established therapy plan of car 
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Demonstrate good customer service 
  • Ability to utilize basic office equipment and a personal computer


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