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Texas Health Resources RRT/Registered Respiratory Therapist - PRN - Rotating Shifts- Central Staffing Office in Arlington, Texas

Texas Health Resources Central Staffing Office (an internal agency) seeks to hire a Registered Respiratory Therapist to join the Central Staffing Office Team.

The address will vary – the position requires travel throughout the DFW Metroplex

Salary range is Min. $26.44/hr to Max. $38.61/hr – based on relevant experience

Work Schedule

  • PRN – As Needed

  • 7:00am–7:00pm or 7:00pm–7:00am; Rotating Shifts, every other weekend and one winter holiday.

  • Travel required to THR entities throughout the DFW Metroplex

As a Registered Respiratory Therapist with the Central Staffing Office, this position will use therapeutic treatment techniques appropriate to patient age and desire for treatment.

The essential duties of this position are:

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

  • 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.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Graduate of AMA approved Respiratory Care Program is required.

  • 3 years’ experience required.

  • ED, ICU and NICU experience highly preferred.

  • RCP - Respiratory Care Practitioner upon hire required and

  • RRT - Registered Respiratory Therapist upon hire required and

  • BCLS – Basic Cardiac Life Support upon hire required and

  • ACLS – Advanced Cardiac Life Support upon hire required.

  • NRP - Neonatal Resuscitation Program upon hire preferred (required if working in NICU)

SKILLS

  • Good verbal communications

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Computer experience

Why Texas Health Resources?

Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served.

Texas Health has 25 acute-care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with the system. It has more than 3,800 licensed beds, more than 21,100 employees of fully owned/operated facilities plus 1,400 employees of consolidated joint ventures and counts more than 5,500 physicians with active staff privileges at its hospitals.

At Texas Health, we strive to create an atmosphere of respect, integrity, compassion and excellence for all who come in contact with us, be they patients or our employees. We are committed to diversity in our workforce, and our mission to serve spreads across ethnic, cultural, economic and generational boundaries. We invite you to join us in furthering your career through our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.

Texas Health Highlights

  • A 2020 FORTUNE Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” (6 th year in a row)

  • A 2020 "Top 100 Places to Work" by the Dallas Morning News (9th time)

  • A 2019 Companies that Care list by People magazine and Great Place to Work®

  • Employees’ Choice “Best Places to Work” by Glassdoor (2019)

  • A 2019 “America’s Best Employers for Diversity” list by Forbes

Employment opportunities are only reflective of wholly owned Texas Health Resources entities.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employees or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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