Respiratory Care Practitioner, Adv. – The Woodlands (7p-7a)

 
Position: Respiratory Care Practitioner, Adv. – The Woodlands (7p-7a)

Location: US-TX-The Woodlands

Shift: 7p - 7a

About Texas Children's Hospital

Scheduled to open in 2017, Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands is a 548,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art free-standing pediatric hospital designed, equipped and staffed exclusively to treat children and adolescents in The Woodlands and counties throughout Greater North Houston such as Montgomery, Walker, Grimes, Liberty, Harris, Polk, San Jacinto and Hardin counties. Our new facility will include 25 emergency center rooms, 32 acute rooms, 28 critical care rooms, 12 radiology rooms and 4 operating rooms. We will also offer inpatient and outpatient pediatric care in more than 25 specialties including: cancer, cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, diabetes and endocrinology, urology, sports medicine, gastroenterology and nutrition, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, otolaryngology, allergy and immunology, dermatology, adolescent medicine and physical rehabilitation. Outpatient care areas are scheduled to open in fall 2016.   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’re on the hunt for a Respiratory Care Practitioner, Advanced, someone who has what it takes to excel in a fast-paced hospital environment. In this role, you’ll administer a variety of respiratory care procedures in a developmentally/age appropriate manner for patients ranging from neonates to adults.

 

Think you got what it takes?



Responsibilities :

  • Performs patient care activities according to policy and/or guidelines. In compliance with MD order to provide optimal patient outcome
  • 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
  • Performs medical record review to ensure physician's orders for respiratory care are current, signed off appropriately, coincide with therapy delivered, and are optimal for patient outcome
  • Communicates with physicians, provides suggestions and input into the patient's plan of care, attempts to initiate respiratory protocols for all applicable patients, attends physician rounds consistently
  • Delivers a complete and comprehensive verbal report to the oncoming shift and manger by reporting all information relevant to the patient’s plan of care and anticipated problems
  • Provides instruction to patients and families
  • Provides orientation/reinforcement to respiratory care modalities pertaining to their disease process
  • Expand professional knowledge base and clinical capabilities
  • Performs other essential functions


Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an A.M.A approved Associates degree certification/registry program OR may be a graduate of an A.M.A. approved Bachelor degree program in respiratory care
  • Current license to practice respiratory care the in the State of Texas
  • Recognized by the National Board for Respiratory Care as a Registered Respiratory Therapist
  • A minimum of one (1) year of clinical experience in both critical and non-critical care areas, with a minimum of six (6) months of experience in critical care
  • Knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology of the cardiopulmonary systems and infection control; disease states, pathophysiology and pharmacology; operation of equipment used to administer routine respiratory care therapeutic modalities; special procedures once trained


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