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Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)-PRN

Company: Texas Health Resources
Location: Arlington
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

We're looking for qualified Registered Respiratory Therapists like you to join our Texas Health family.

Position Highlights

  • Work location: 800 West Randol Mill Road, Arlington, TX 76012
  • Work environment: Technicians Department
  • Work hours: Day shift, as needed, 0645-1915, variable days, including weekends
  • Salary range: $26.44 - $38.61 per hour (based on relevant experience)

Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, a 369-bed acute-care, full-service medical center has been serving Arlington and the surrounding communities since 1958. Hospital services include comprehensive cardiac care, women's services, neurosciences, cancer services, orthopedics, emergency services and an advanced imaging center. Texas Health Arlington Memorial has over 1,600 employees, 250 volunteers and 630 physicians on its medical staff. We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence. For more information, visit TexasHealth.org/Arlington.

Qualifications

Education

Graduate of AMA approved Respiratory Care Program required

One (1) year of medical/surgical or critical care experience is preferred

Experience

One (1) year of Medical/Surgical or critical care experience preferred

CVICU experience preferred

Licenses and Certifications

RCP - Respiratory Care Practitioner upon hire required and

RRT - Registered Respiratory Therapist upon hire required and

BCLS - Basic Cardiac Life Support upon hire required and

ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support upon hire preferred and

NRP - Neonatal Resuscitation Program upon hire preferred

Skills

Good verbal communications, good interpersonal skills, computer experience

Position Responsibilities

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

  • Uses therapeutic treatment techniques appropriate to patient age and desire for 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.

Why Texas Health

At Texas Health, our people make this a great place to work every day. Our inclusive, supportive, people-first, excellence-driven culture make Texas Health Arlington a great place to work.

Here are a few of our recent awards:

  • 2021 FORTUNE Magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" (7th year in a row)
  • Becker's Healthcare "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" (4 years running)
  • "America's Best Employers for Diversity" list by Forbes
  • A "100 Best Workplaces for Millennials" by Fortune and Great Place to Work

Explore our Texas Health careers site for info like Benefits, Job Listings by Category, recent Awards we've won and more.

Do you still have questions or concerns? Feel free to email your questions to recruitment@texashealth.org.

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