Job Ref: 21109
Talent Area: Respiratory
Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX 77030
Area/Department: RCP FLEX TEAM TMH
Employment Type: Regular
Job Type: PRN
Organization: Houston Methodist
Work Shift: DAY
Work Week: M - F
Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospital” list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of “100 Best Companies To Work For” since 2006. Houston Methodist directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 73 operating rooms and over 5,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world.
The hospital based float RCP is an RCP III with a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) license who has completed the minimum education requirements (Associate Degree) and successfully completed both the entry level and clinical simulation exams offered by the National Board for Respiratory Care and has obtained and maintains a license to practice from the Texas Department of Health. Provides all aspects of Respiratory Care to patients in assigned areas according to the hospital and department guidelines, policies and procedures. This is a PRN position.
Depending on department specific competencies may serve all Patient Age Groups including Neonate, Infant, Toddler, Pre School, School Age, Adolescence, Young Adult, Middle Adult, and Mature Adult.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Graduate of an AMA approved Respiratory Care Associate Degree program or its equivalent. Bachelors Degree in Respiratory Care preferred.
Recent Graduation from Respiratory School accepted. 5 years ICU level experience preferred. 2 years experience credited for Bachelors degree
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
Registration (RRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care.
Current Certification from the Texas Department of Health as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP).
Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Basic computer skills required. Must be knowledgeable in the current practices of Respiratory Care including protocol management. Must have a demonstrated ability to effectively communicate verbally with other members of the health care team. Must have the ability to build and sustain interpersonal relationships.
Activity Checklist attached
Normal office environment, as well as Acute and Critical Care patient areas.
Exposure to blood and body fluids. Must follow Infection control procedure including Universal Blood and Body Fluid Precautions. Hepatitis B Vaccine offered.
Normal shift work of 8 and 12 hours. Department approved Blue Scrubs must be worn.
Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.
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