About Texas Children's Hospital
We are searching for an Advanced Respiratory Care Practitioner – someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this role, you’ll 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, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.
• Graduate of an A.M.A approved Associates degree certification/registry program OR may be a graduate of an A.M.A. approved Bachelor degree program in respiratory care
• Current license to practice respiratory care the in the State of Texas
• Recognized by the National Board for Respiratory Care as a Registered Respiratory Therapist
• A minimum of one (1) year of clinical experience in both critical and non-critical care areas, with a minimum of six (6) months of experience in critical care
• Knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology of the cardiopulmonary systems and infection control; disease states, pathophysiology and pharmacology; operation of equipment used to administer routine respiratory care therapeutic modalities; special procedures once trained
• Performs patient care activities according to policy and/or guidelines, and in compliance with MD order to provide optimal patient outcome
• Documents patient-related activities according to policy/guidelines accurately and legibly
• Facilitates good communication with physician, nurses, and other members of the health care team to coordinate optimal patient care
• Performs medical record review to ensure physician's orders for respiratory care are current, signed off appropriately, coincident with therapy delivered, and are optimal for patient outcome
• Communicates with physicians, provides suggestions and input into the patient's plan of care, attempts to initiate respiratory protocols for all applicable patients, attends physician rounds consistently
• Delivers a complete and comprehensive verbal report to the oncoming shift and manager by reporting all information relevant to the patient’s plan of care and anticipated problems
• Provides instruction to patients and families
• Provides orientation/reinforcement to respiratory care modalities pertaining to their disease process
• Expand professional knowledge base and clinical capabilities