Fort Worth, TX US
Area of Interest:
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital is seeking a Registered Respiratory Therapist in the Respiratory Department
Full Time: 36 hours per week
Minimum Education Requirements:
Graduate of two-year, AMA approved respiratory therapy program with Associate’s degree as accepted by the National Board for Respiratory Care as sufficient education for the Registry level.
Minimum Licensure / Certification Requirements:
BLS, Texas RCP, and RRT certifications.
Minimum Skill Requirements:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to hear breath sounds and cardiac sounds with a stethoscope. Incumbent must be able to see the computer read outs for ventilators and computers used in the provision of RT services.
JOB DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:
BASIC respiratory therapy skills include: oxygen & aerosol therapy, bronchodilator therapy, volume therapy, breathing exercises, patient monitoring devices & techniques, SCI protocols, stop smoking counseling, peak flow, NIP & FVC monitoring.
ADVANCED Respiratory Therapy skills include: CPAP/BiPAP ventilation, all modes of adult ventilation, weaning from ventilation techniques and/or protocol, transport of ventilated pts. Intubations, CPR, Rapid Response calls, Blood Gas draws and/or analysis, bedside PFTs, bedside monitoring devices, airway care, trach care.
R.T. PROTOCOLS—initiation, assessment, application, follow-up, and completion of adult respiratory therapy protocols. This includes oxygen protocol, post-op monitoring protocol, BiPAP protocol, vent weaning protocol and RT Treatment protocols. *RT Protocols are not available in the neonatal, infant nor pediatric patient populations.
Patient Assessment, Careplanning and Adjustments in RT Care.
Patient & Family Education on respiratory therapy procedures or illnesses.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth is a 726-bed, Magnet-designated regional referral center that has served the residents of Tarrant County and surroundings communities since 1930. Hospital services include cardiovascular care, high-risk obstetrics, gynecology, orthopedics and sports medicine, neonatal intensive care, and trauma/emergency medicine. In early 2014, Texas Health Fort Worth will be opening a new 75,000 square foot Emergency Services Center, one of the largest in the region. Texas Health Fort Worth has more than 4,000 employees, 200 volunteers and nearly 1,000 physicians on its medical staff. Texas Health Fort Worth recently received national recognition for its oncology program and was named “Best Place to Have a Baby” in Tarrant County. The hospital is also a designated Cycle III Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.
BENEFITS AT A GLANCE:
• 401(k) Retirement Plan
• Health Care Benefits
• Wellness Program
• Paid Time Off
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Life Insurance
• AD&D Insurance
• Disability Coverage
• Long Term Care Insurance
• Other benefits: Adoption Assistance, and Credit Union