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Ambulatory Registered Respiratory Therapist

Houston, TX, US
    Position: Ambulatory Registered Respiratory Therapist
    Talent Area: Respiratory
    Full/Part Time: Full time
    Location: Houston, TX, US
    Department: Pulmonary Diagnostic Lab
    Shift: 7AM - 7PM
    Job ID: 408006

We are searching for an Advanced Ambulatory Respiratory Therapist -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will perform routine and complex pulmonary function tests, score and download control of breathing procedures in an age-appropriate manner. You will also provide a variety of respiratory care procedures upon request of a physician as well as extensive education to patients, families, and staff on the management of disease states as related to respiratory care. 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.
High school diploma or GED required.
RCP license and RRT CERT certification required.
RRT Certification required.
BLS certification preferred.
1 year of clinical experience in both critical and non-critical care areas with a minimum of 6 months’ experience in critical care required.

Provide patient care and services to patients treated in the Clinical Care Center and Hospital
Provide patient and family with extensive education on disease processes and their management.
Participate in staff education and development, Quality improvement of patient outcomes.
Perform other essential clinical functions.
Maintain continuous education.
Perform spirometry by following the departmental policy and procedure in instructing, coaching, and assessing patient’s effort and ability accurately; consistently follows American Thoracic Society guidelines for pulmonary function testing.
Perform metered dose inhaler instruction, to patients and caretakers in an age-appropriate manner by discussion, distribution and review of literature, demonstration, and observation.
Provide on-going staff education by providing updates on the management respiratory diseases through routine in servicing, at staff meetings or in written material shared with the team.
Download home apnea monitors and makes appropriate changes to apnea monitor settings when requested by provider.
Responsible for conveying information (latest procedures, equipment, etc.) acquired at conferences and other special interest functions, to staff members who would benefit from such information by providing literature, demonstration, or oral presentation.

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