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Transport Registered Respiratory Therapist - Austin

Austin, TX, US
    Position: Transport Registered Respiratory Therapist - Austin
    Talent Area: Respiratory
    Full/Part Time: Full time
    Location: Austin, TX, US
    Department: ATXNC TRANSPORT SERVICES
    Shift: 7PM - 7AM
    Job ID: 411759

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

  • 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

 

About Texas Children’s

Texas Children’s first health care location in Austin, Texas Children’s Urgent Care West Gate, opened in March 2018, providing high quality pediatric-focused care after hours and on weekends. There are now more than 10 Texas Children’s Pediatric primary care practices in the greater Austin area bringing world-class pediatric services to children and their families. Our Specialty Care Center in Austin includes a multidisciplinary group of pediatric specialists committed to providing comprehensive care across a wide spectrum of services, including allergy and immunology, cardiology, ophthalmology, rheumatology, pulmonology, neurology, and more. Texas Children’s also plans to build a 360,000-square-foot freestanding hospital for children and women, set to open in 2024.

Our thoughtful expansion into Austin will help support a pediatric population of more than half a million and keep kids healthy and happy from birth to adulthood. 

To join our community of more than 14,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org. 

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.

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