Texas Health Resources
Are you looking for a rewarding opportunity with a top-notch health care company? We're looking for qualified Registered Respiratory Therapist/RRT like you to join our Texas Health family.
- Work location: Float throughout DFW Metroplex to a minimum of three (3) Texas Health entity hospitals.
- Work environment: Various RRT departments across the Texas Health System
- Work hours: Must commit to work at least 72/hrs per pay period
- Salary range: Flat rate of $60.00/hour + various shift diffs
- This is a 12 week assignment.
- Eligible New Hires Only
Education Other Graduate of AMA approved Respiratory Care Program. Required
Experience 3 Years experience Required
ED, ICU and NICU experience Preferred
- RCP - Respiratory Care Practitioner Upon Hire Required And
- RRT - Registered Respiratory Therapist Upon Hire Required And
- BCLS - Basic Cardiac Life Support prior to providing independent patient care and maintained quarterly Required And
- ACLS - Advanced Cardiac Life Support 90 Days Required And
- NRP - Neonatal Resuscitation Program Required if working in NICU Upon Hire Preferred
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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, excellence-driven culture make Texas Health a place you'll love to call home.
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served.
At Texas Health, we strive to create an atmosphere of respect, integrity, compassion, and excellence for all who come in contact with us, be they patients or our employees. We are committed to diversity in our workforce, and our mission to serve spreads across ethnic, cultural, economic and generational boundaries.
Do you still have questions or concerns? Feel free to email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preferred Years Of Experience:3 Year(s)
Employment/Position Type:Full Time
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