Transport Registered Respiratory Therapist Nights

Position: Transport Registered Respiratory Therapist Nights

Job ID: 401284

Location: US-TX-Austin


Talent Area: Respiratory

Full/Part Time: Full time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 7p - 7a

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, a second community hospital opening in 2017. 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.

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We are looking for a Transport Services Registered Respiratory Therapist, someone who’s ready to grow with our company. In this position, you will provide quality respiratory care, treatment and  stabilization of critically ill neonatal, pediatric, maternal, and adult congenital heart patients during fixed wing and short- and long-range ground transport. Think you’ve got what it takes? 

Job Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating respiratory care to critically ill patients including neonates, pediatric and adult patients in an evidenced-based and family- centered manner during transport. 
  • Ability to demonstrate critical thinking skills and evaluate respiratory status of critically ill patients, provide therapeutic intervention, emergency interventions and preparation for transport. 
  • Establishes and maintains artificial airways during transport. 
  • Assess for and detect changes in the respiratory status of the patient and demonstrate a proactive approach. 
  • Collaborates with other health care team members to solve respiratory treatment modalities and interventions to maximize patient outcomes. 
  • Determines appropriate parameters for mechanical ventilation and monitors effectiveness by blood gas analysis, end tidal CO2 monitoring and pulse oximetry. 
  • Performs advanced skills and procedures as indicated. 
  • Assists the transport RN in any medical interventions deemed necessary. 
  • Provide care under the direction of medical control and within the policies, protocols, guidelines, and scope of practice as defined by the State of Texas. 
  • Maintain complete and accurate patient care records. 
  • Communicates with medical on-line control regarding patient condition and plan of care during transport. 
  • Demonstrates commitment and dedication to patients and families. 
  • Demonstrates commitment to program development and quality initiatives. 
  • Ensure smooth safe program operations. 
  • Responsible for maintaining professional development of self and others. 

Skills & Requirements 

  • 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.  
  • Required Technical diploma Respiratory Therapy and preferred associate degree Respiratory Therapy 
  • Required Licenses/Certifications: 
  • RCP - Lic- Respiratory Care - RCP by the Texas Medical Board  
  • BLS - Cert-Basic Life Support by the American Heart Association  
  • RRT-NPS - Cert-Neo/Pedi Rg Resp Therapist by the National Board for Respiratory Care (Required within 4 months of hire) 
  • PALS - Cert-PALS by the American Heart Association (Required within 4 months of hire) 
  • NRP - Cert-Neonatal Resusci Prog by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the ACLS - Cert-Adv Cardiac LS ACLS by the American Heart Association (Required within 6 months of hire) 
  • RRT CERT - Cert-Reg Respiratory Therapist by the National Board for Respiratory Care And 
  • C-NPT - Cert-Neonatal Ped Transport by  the National Certification Corporation (Required within 18 months of hire) 
  • Required 3 years Critical care experience in a pediatric or neonatal intensive care setting, or Pediatric EC experience in a Level 1 trauma center 

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