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Texas Health Resources Registered Respiratory Therapist – Respiratory Care in Allen, Texas

Registered Respiratory Therapist – Respiratory Care Department

Fast-paced, high volume Respiratory Care department is looking for top skilled Registered Respiratory Therapist. Is that you?

Work location: Texas Health Allen, 1105 Central Expwy North TX, 75013

Work hours: PRN; Work Requirements: Night Shift - Minimum 2 Shifts per 6 Week Schedule. (One must be weekend shift)/ Weekdays, Weekends, and Holidays.

Respiratory Care Department highlights:

  • We are a small well experienced team

  • We work very closely with intensivist hospital regarding RT modalities

  • We have the capabilities to share RT employees with other Texas Health Hospitals

Here’s What You Need

  • Other Graduate of AMA approved Respiratory Care Program required

  • Other - CLIAFE Must comply with CLIA regulations regarding foreign education equivalency required

  • 1 Year Med/Surg or critical care experience preferred

  • Critical Care Experience in ICU, ED, NICU preferred

  • RCP - Respiratory Care Practitioner upon hire required and

  • RRT - Registered Respiratory Therapist upon hire required and

  • BCLS - Basic Cardiac Life Support prior to providing independent patient care and maintained quarterly required and

  • ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support ICU and Emergency Department only 90 Days required and

  • NRP - Essential Neonatal Resuscitation Program NRP required if working in the NICU 90 Days required

  • Good verbal communications, good interpersonal skills, and computer experience

What You Will Do

Patient Assessment/Plan of Care

  • Obtains/verifies physician order for therapy and validate for appropriateness.

  • Reviews available medical records and obtain pertinent medical history from patient or family.

  • Evaluates each patient using age and diagnosis appropriate assessment tests and measurements.

  • Applies appropriate patient care interventions according to protocol guidelines and priority of care.

  • Demonstrates competence in the performance of age-appropriate patient assessment and individualizes care based on age specific needs.

Patient Treatment

  • Uses therapeutic treatment techniques appropriate to patient age and desire for treatment.

  • Performs treatment procedures that are within the scope of the professional license.

  • Performs/delegates technical procedures appropriately and safely.

  • Determine patient response to treatment and evaluate progress (reassessment).

  • Educates patient and family through instruction, demonstration, or appropriate handouts in treatment plan, safety issues, and home programs/self-management.

  • Maintain bedside and ventilator alarms in audible position.

  • Maintains patient safety throughout treatment.

  • Communicates with physicians and other healthcare personnel as appropriate regarding patient care issues.

  • Demonstrates competence in the performance of age-appropriate patient treatment and individualizes care based on age specific needs.

  • Administers medication in a safe/correct manner, adhering to medication administration guidelines.

  • Reports unsafe conditions and equipment in proper/timely manner.

  • Responds to emergency situations.

Documentation

  • Documents verification of physician orders prior to delivery of care.

  • Documents aspects of each treatment session in accordance with departmental, JCAHO, Medicare, and other applicable regulatory guidelines.

  • Documents assessments of education needs, education provided, and patient understanding of education provided in accordance with departmental, JCAHO, Medicare, and other applicable regulatory guidelines.

  • Reports and documents unusual occurrences, on the job injuries, and medical device malfunctioning.

  • Enters patient charges and record procedures according to departmental guidelines.

Professional Accountability

  • Utilizes available resources (equipment, support personnel, educational resources) to maximize efficiency and productivity and meet departmental needs.

  • Participates in orientation and training of students and new employees.

  • Attends and/or leads hospital, department, and community educational in-services.

  • Represents department in a positive manner to hospital/system/community.

  • Completes assigned work within scheduled hours and offers assistance to others to ensure departmental work is accomplished.

  • Seeks assistance/supervision/consultation as needed and reports to supervisor any problems and/or solutions regarding delivery of patient care.

  • Demonstrates commitment to the maintenance of a clean, safe work environment that is compliant with departmental, hospital and regulatory agency requirements.

  • Works in partnership with peers, other disciplines, and departmental personnel.

  • Maintains continuity of patient care inter-shift and inter-hospital.

  • Adapts to changes in workload assignment.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Additional perks of being a Texas Health Registered Respiratory Therapist

  • Benefits include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, Paid Parental Leave, flex spending, tuition reimbursement, student loan repayment program as well as several other benefits.

  • A supportive, team environment with outstanding opportunities for growth.

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  • Do you still have questions or concerns? Feel free to email your questions to recruitment@texashealth.org

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