Job Type: Full-Time
Work Shift: 7a-7p
Work Week: M - F Specialized inpatient care for those patients requiring a longer hospital stay
The Respiratory Care Practitioner I (RCP) performs routine respiratory care procedures as assigned, varying in complexity. These include, but are not limited to: preparation, administration and monitoring of medication and treatment modalities and gas therapy, ventilator support, spirometry and assistance with bronchoscopy. May perform diagnostic testing of the cardiac respiratory system. As a member of the direct patient care team, provides direct assistance to physicians and other care health professionals with respiratory care related procedures within the scope of the professional licensure. Delivers exceptional patient care and adheres to standards and guidelines established by respiratory agencies and Houston Methodist to ensure optimal patient safety and customer service.
PATIENT AGE GROUP SERVED
Refer to departmental “Scope of Service” and “Provision of Care” plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and populations served by this job for the respective HM entity.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
PEOPLE – 20%
SERVICE – 30%
QUALITY/SAFETY – 30%
FINANCE – 10%
GROWTH/INNOVATION – 10%
This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.
Graduate of education program approved by the credentialing body for the required credential(s) indicated below
No experience required: one year experience as a Respiratory Care Practitioner preferred
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
Registered as Respiratory Therapist by National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC-RRT)
Licensed as Respiratory Care Practitioner by the Texas Medical Board (TMB-RCP)
American Heart Association BLS
American Heart Association ACLS upon hire
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Activity Checklist attached (see below)
Includes office, patient care units, and invasive procedure areas
May include exposure to hazardous chemicals, blood borne pathogens
Adherence to universal precautions is required
Extended periods of standing and walking are required
Able to flex hours and work other shifts to meet needs related to unanticipated acuity; meet operational needs; may require on-call
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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