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Texas Health Resources RRT/Registered Respiratory Therapist - Full Time Nights - 7p-7a - New Grads Welcome To Apply in Fort Worth, Texas

Sign-On Bonus – $5000

Texas Health Fort Worth seeks to hire a Registered Respiratory Therapist to join the Respiratory Care Team.

New Grads Welcome To Apply

The address is 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76104.

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

Work Schedule:

  • Full Time: 36 hours. 7:00pm-7:00am.

  • Variable Shifts Weekdays/Weekends.

As a Registered Respiratory Therapist with Texas Health Fort Worth , 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.

  • Other – CLIAFE – must comply with CLIA regulations regarding foreign education equivalency.

  • New Grads or experienced Registered Respiratory Therapist preferred.

  • 1 year of Med/Surg or critical care experience is 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.

  • ACLS – Advanced Cardiac Life Support upon hire preferred.

  • NRP - Neonatal Resuscitation Program upon hire preferred.

SKILLS:

  • Good verbal communications and interpersonal skills.

  • Computer experience.

Why Texas Health Resources?

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth is a 726-bed, Magnet-designated regional referral center that has served the residents of Tarrant County and surroundings communities since 1930. Hospital services include cardiovascular care, high-risk obstetrics, gynecology, orthopedics and sports medicine, neonatal intensive care, and trauma/emergency medicine. In early 2014, Texas Health Fort Worth will be opening a new 75,000 square foot Emergency Services Center, one of the largest in the region. Texas Health Fort Worth has more than 4,000 employees, 200 volunteers and nearly 1,000 physicians on its medical staff. Texas Health Fort Worth recently received national recognition for its oncology program and was named “Best Place to Have a Baby” in Tarrant County. The hospital is also a designated Cycle III Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers. We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.

Texas Health Highlights

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