A Certified Respiratory Therapist (current employee) or a newly graduated Registered Respiratory Therapist, with less than one year of work experience at Harris Health System. Entry level knowledge base has been validated by successful completion of NBRC requirements for professional RCP licensure.
Administer medical gas, aerosol, continuous mechanical ventilation and other modalities under the supervision of the supervisor. Demonstrate competence to adapt work and customer service assistance methods to accommodate the unique physical, psychosocial cultural, safety and other developmental needs of patients served by the department.
Provides all aspects of Respiratory Care to patients in assigned areas according to hospital and departmental guidelines, policies and procedures.
Graduate of an AMA approved Respiratory Care program or its equivalent
Zero - one year of clinical experience in respiratory care, preferably in neonatal and/or adult intensive care units.
Certificates, Licenses and Registrations Required:
Current licensure from Texas Medical Board to practice as a Respiratory Care Practitioner.
Current credentials by the National Board for Respiratory Care as either a Certified Respiratory Therapist(current employee) or a Registered Respiratory Therapist (if new grad).
Current BLS is mandatory and must be maintained.
Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Basic computer skills required; Must be knowledgeable in the current practices of Respiratory Care;
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 fluids.
Universal precautions required.
Extended periods of walking and standing required.
Minimal lifting, pushing and pulling required.
Normal shift work of 12 hours.
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact); Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking); Writing /Composing; (Reports)
Bilingual Skills Preferred
Work Schedule: Weekends; Holidays