At Houston Methodist, the Student Respiratory Services position is responsible for providing students with opportunities to follow a respiratory preceptor in a professional setting to receive feedback from practicing Professionals and support building clinical competency and confidence in transition from student role to new graduate respiratory therapist. This position is accountable and responsible for respiratory care administered under the direction of a Licensed Respiratory Therapist and in accordance with therapy guidelines, applicable regulations, and departmental policy, procedures and practices, ensuring the department’s patient, visitor and customer interactions are aligned with Houston Methodist’s ICARE values. The Student Respiratory Services position demonstrates competence to adapt to work and customer service to accommodate the unique physical, psychosocial, cultural, safety and other developmental needs of patients served by the department. This position demonstrates appropriate communication skills and interpersonal relationships.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.
PEOPLE - 20%
SERVICE - 20%
QUALITY/SAFETY - 20%
FINANCE - 20%
GROWTH/INNOVATION - 20%
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.
o High School diploma or equivalent education (examples include: GED, verification of homeschool equivalency, partial or full completion of post-secondary education, etc.)
o Actively enrolled in a school of respiratory program
o Successfully completed one clinical rotation
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
o American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)
o Licensed as Respiratory Care Practitioner by the Texas Medical Board (TMB-RCP) within six months of graduation
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
o Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations
o Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security
o Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles
o Ability to work under pressure and balance many competing priorities; highly responsive and solution/action oriented
o Demonstrates a high level of maturity with demonstrated self-confidence and ability to make decisions
o Conducts self in a professional manner at all times
o Excellent written and verbal communication skills
o Demonstrates a learning attitude toward solving problems, using good reasoning and judgment
o Demonstrates a positive demeanor and strong multi-tasking abilities
o Ability to work with peers in a team situation
o Strong organization skills and detail-oriented nature
o Professional handling of exposure to confidential/sensitive information
o Practices universal precautions at all times. Demonstrates a working knowledge of isolation, infection control and safety procedures
Work Attire Yes/No
Business professional No
Other (dept approved) No
*Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc) regardless of selection above.
May require travel within No
Houston Metropolitan area
May require travel outside No
of Houston Metropolitan area
**Travel specifications may vary by department.
Please note any other special considerations to this job: Exposure to cleaning and sterilizing agents may occasionally be necessary. Routinely be transporting boxes, oxygen and compressed gas cylinders of supplies and other items needed for patient care
Since 2000, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has been serving Northwest Houston residents. Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is a comprehensive acute care facility and has been named a Magnet recognized health care facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. With 358 operating beds, 20 operating rooms and more than 2,300 employees, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital provides comprehensive, personalized care for patients in Champions, Tomball, Magnolia, Spring and Cypress.
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