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Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) - The Medical Center

Houston, TX, US
    Position: Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) - The Medical Center
    Talent Area: Respiratory
    Full/Part Time: Full time
    Location: Houston, TX, US
    Department: Talent Acquisition
    Shift: 7pm - 7 am
    Job ID: 408646

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 Associate 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

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