About Texas Children's Hospital
Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.
Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.
Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.
We are searching for a Entry Level Respiratory Care Practitioner -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will administer a variety of respiratory care procedures in a developmentally/age appropriate manner for patients ranging from neonates to adults.
Think you’ve got what it takes?
- Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.
- High school diploma or equivalent required
- Currently enrolled in an accredited respiratory care program or have a temporary license to practice respiratory care required
- BLS certification from the American Heart Association required
- Performs patient care and related activities according to policy and/or guidelines in compliance with MD order to provide optimal patient outcome
- Documents patient-related activities according to policy/guidelines in a legible manner
- Documents patient information in patient’s medical record to include the Patient flowsheet, Plan of Care and Teaching Record, Progress Notes, in electronic system
- Facilitates good communication with Physician, Nursing, and other members of the healthcare team to coordinate optimal patient care
- Perform medical record review to ensure physician’s orders for respiratory care are current, signed off appropriately, coincide with therapy delivered and are optimal for patient outcome
- Provides instruction to patients and families
- Provides orientation/reinforcement to respiratory care modalities pertaining to their disease process
- Maintains and evaluates respiratory care equipment by completing appropriate paperwork according to the departmental guidelines/policy
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