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We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.
Houston HCA Healthcare Pearland - Pearland, Texas
Registered Respiratory Therapist- Cardiopulmonary
As a vital member of the HCA Healthcare System, HCA Houston Healthcare Pearland which offers 33 licensed beds and shares the strength of more than 165 hospitals across the United States and England, including The Woman's Hospital of Texas and HCA Healthcare Clear Lake.
The hospital is affiliated with HCA Houston Healthcare, part of the HCA Healthcare Gulf Coast Division. The division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers and diagnostic imaging facilities in greater Houston, Corpus Christi and South Texas. Facilities include: 17 hospitals, nine ambulatory care centers, 13 off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center.
The Registered Respiratory Therapist shall deliver competent and compassionate Respiratory Care services for patients of all age groups through the of use accepted Clinical Practice Guidelines for assessing, treating and documenting the effects of care for the respiratory care provided to patients. The Respiratory Therapist shall work cooperatively with physicians, nursing staff, ancillary staff, and other members of the patent care team utilizing an interdisciplinary approach to maintain standards for professional practices. Maintains a safe and therapeutic environment. These functions of the Respiratory Therapist shall be carried out according to departmental and hospital policies, the hospital's mission statement and the philosophy of the department's code of ethics.
Cleans, assembles, checks, maintains, operates, troubleshoots and performs minor repair on all equipment
Performs general respiratory therapy to all ages in accordance with age specific criteria including incentive breathing devices, aerosol therapy, chest physiotherapy, oxygen therapy and suctioning.
Collects and evaluates additional information through chart review, general assessment and patient interviews.
Performs and modifies (or changes) treatments based on response to therapy.
Evaluates and monitors response to all therapy with appropriate documentation in the medical record.
Provides critical care services to patients of all ages in accordance with age specific criteria.
Reviews patient records.
Manages and makes adjustments to mechanical ventilators, including weaning.
Assists with endotracheal intubation and performs extubations.
CPR, patient transport and monitoring.
Inspects X-Ray to determine presence of abnormalities, tracheal tube position and other conditions
Maintains a patent airway by providing adequate humidification, use or oral and nasopharyngeal airways and suctioning.
Performs and evaluates diagnostic studies to include bedside spirometry, pulmonary mechanics and blood gas analysis
Performs and monitors moderately complex testing as related to the blood gas lab, sample collection, sample analysis, reporting of results and maintenance procedures.
Performs EKG's as needed, including transmission of results
Appropriate patient/family education is provided based on assessed needs with appropriate documentation.
Verifies, prepares and administers medication to patients. Identifies patient prior to administration. Reports medication errors and significant drug reactions to appropriate individuals with appropriate documentation.
Performs other related duties as assigned by the Cardiopulmonary Manager/Director.
HCA Healthcare ranks on Fortune's list of Most Admired Companies for three consecutive years and HCA ranks 63rd on the fortune 500 list. In addition Ethisphere named HCA as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. We want you to join our tradition of excellence. Intrigued? We'd love to hear from you.
If you find this opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply. We promptly review all applications. If you are highly qualified you will hear from one of our recruiters. We are actively interviewing so apply today!
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Graduate of an accredited Respiratory Care Practitioner program
Certified or Registered through the National Board for Respiratory Care
Current license by the Texas Department of State Health Services as a Respiratory Care Practitioner
BLS REQUIRED: ACLS, PALS and NRP within six months of hire