Job Ref: 23725
Talent Area: Respiratory
Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital
Baytown, TX 77521
Area/Department: Respiratory Care Serv
Employment Type: Regular
Job Type: Full-Time
Organization: Houston Methodist
6:45pm - 7:15am
Work Week: 36 hours per week with rotating weekends and holidays
Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital, located 35 miles southeast of Houston, is the area's only full-service hospital offering specialized medical care for patients at every stage in life. This 392 licensed bed hospital with 18 operating rooms, and over 1,400 employees, brings Medical Center excellence and quality care close to East Harris and surrounding counties.
The Registered Respiratory Therapist provides all aspects of Respiratory Care to patients in assigned areas according to hospital and departmental guidelines, policies and procedures.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform routine Respiratory Care in accordance with established departmental policies and procedures including:
Administer andmonitor treatment modalities
Prepare, administer, and monitor medication delivery
Administer gas therapy
Assess each patient’s cardiopulmonary status
Accurately document all patient care and respiratory related activities in
Clinivision and adhere to other hospital documentation requirements.
Performs Advanced Respiratory Care procedures in accordance with established
Departmental policies and procedures including:
Implements, monitors, and evaluates ventilatory support
Evaluates patients and recommends therapeutic interventions
Completes specific training on new procedures with documented proficiency
Assists with the development , implementation, and data management of protocols
Serves as a member of the departmental assessment team.
Advances clinical knowledge as demonstrated by participation in optional education opportunities and attends all required in-services.
Serves as relief charge therapist and maintains required training on charge duties including management meetings.
Maintains special functions of RCP as defined by the department including:
Teaching in-services and classes
Pulmonary Function Testing
Preceptor and Orientation of new employees
Quality Assurance activities
Maintains professionalism as demonstrated by:
Adherence to the Time and Attendance Policy
Adherence to the departmental dress code
Maintenance of current licensure and BLS requirements
Active membership in professional organizations related to Respiratory Care
Demonstrates the components of the I CARE values statement (Integrity,Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence).
Demonstrates ServicePRIDE standards ( Smile and make eye contact; greet each patient and visitor; seek out patient and visitor contact; displays appropriate body language at all times; take 5 minutes each day to go above and beyond for one patient or visitor; honor diversity; thanks every customer.)
Follows all safety rules while on the job.Reports accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Graduate of an AMA approved Respiratory Care program or equivalent.
2 years clinical experience in neonatal and adult intensive care units is preferred.
Recent graduates from an AMA approved Respiratory Care School may be considered.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:
Current licensure from Texas Department of Health to practice as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP).
Registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (NBRC-RRT).
Current BLS Certification Required
(Must be American Heart Association BCLS “Healthcare Provider”)
ACLS required within 90 days of hire/transfer (SJ ONLY).
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 with all members of the healthcare team.
Patient care units including Critical Care and ER. Exposure to blood and body fluid. Universal precautions required. Extended periods of walking and standing required. Minimal lifting, pushing and pulling required. Normal shift work of 12 hours
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