Respiratory Therapist - Registered

Catholic Health Initiative Lufkin , TX 75902

Posted 3 months ago

Registered Respiratory Therapist - PRN

Position Summary:

Under the guidance of the Market Director of Respiratory Services, established departmental policies and procedures, and specific instructions, the Registered Respiratory Therapist provides care to those suffering from acute and chronic respiratory disease. Maintains patient safety through attention to detail, equipment safety checks, adherence to department policies, and effective communication with physicians, staff and patients. Provides patient orientation, procedure explanation, and pre and post diagnostic care to completion of test. Assists patients with basic patient care needs. Displays professional, safe conduct in all interactions. Maintains positive working relationships with staff, other departments, physicians and peers. Displays conduct in support of CHI St. Luke's Health Memorial Mission & Vision.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Quality completes work with accuracy and thoroughness.

  • Productivity efficiently utilizes time in accomplishing work.

  • Customer Focus lives organizational and departmental service standards.

  • Reliability completes tasks assigned; follows up as needed.

  • Availability meets attendance standards; is punctual; works when needed.

  • Decision Making displays sound judgment; works with minimal supervision.

  • Initiative seeks out productive duties in absence of guidance; is a self-starter.

  • Adheres to Policy follows CHI ST. Luke's Memorial Hospital rules, policies, procedures and guidelines.

  • Interpersonal Relationships cooperates, communicates and works well with others.

  • Professionalism represents CHI ST. Luke's Memorial Hospital positively in actions and appearance.

  • Practices the profession of Respiratory Care as a member of the healthcare team in a manner for which the main consideration is the patients, physicians, peers, visitors and other professionals.

  • Works in all patient care areas including critical and non-critical locations.

  • Works to reflect the highest achievable quality as defined by departmental and professional standards.

  • Responsible for performing job duties in accordance with mission vision and values of CHI St Luke's Health Memorial.

  • Participates in hospital/departmental quality projects that enhance their skills and patient care outcomes.

  • Participates in hospital/departmental educational programs as required.

  • Accountable for certifications and records required to perform job.

  • Will represent CHI St. Luke's Health in physician, community relations and vendors in a professional/accountable manner.

  • Administering therapy modalities which include, but are not limited to, Hand held Nebulizer (HHN), HHN via metered dose inhaler (HHN/MDI), Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilation (IPV), Chest Physical Therapy (CPT), Pentamidine therapy. Medication administration may be included during these therapy modalities.

  • Administering medical gas therapy including oxygen and Helium-Oxygen Therapy (HeO2.

  • Performs ventilation therapies, including maintenance and management of life support systems. These therapies are comprised of non-invasive and invasive ventilation therapies, as well as transport of ventilator patients to diagnostic procedures.

  • Performs physiological monitoring and diagnostic testing including, ABG puncture, bronchoscopy assistance, apnea monitoring, capnography, and pulse oximetry.

  • Performs specialized procedures which including but are not limited to, CPR, bronchial lavage, transport, artificial and tracheostomy airway care, and ambulation.

  • Documenting all patient care accurately and completely in the required departmental documentation system.

  • Serve as resource to certified respiratory therapists, preceptor for new employees, and respiratory care students.

  • Supports department-based goals and contributes to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor and resource to less experienced staff.

  • Rotates weekend/call responsibilities in a professional and accountable fashion if applicable.

  • Maintains proficiency in all areas of department and provides support when needed.

  • Performs duties in accordance with that of hospital policies and procedures, and regulatory agency guidelines.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education Level

Required:

  • High School Diploma/GED &
  • Completion of a Respiratory Care Degree Program, which is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.

Licensure/Certification

Required:

  • Licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) through the Texas Medical Board (TMB) &

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) through the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) &

  • BLS certification (through an approved AHA program) &

  • ACLS certification (through an approved AHA program)

  • Must be obtained within 90 days of hire &/or transfer into position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent working knowledge of all Respiratory Care procedures/techniques

  • Exceptional customer service and interpersonal skill

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including problem solving

Experience

  • None required

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 2019-R0260846

  • Schedule: Part-time

  • Shift: Flex Time

  • Market: CHI-Franciscan St. Joseph Medical Center

About Us

We are excited to share that CHI was named as one of America's Best Employers 2019, by Forbes. Click here to learn more.

Chances are, you're here because you're looking for a career offering greater opportunity, challenge and fulfillment. We're confident you'll find all three at CHI. As one of the nation's largest nonprofit health systems, we offer a wealth of careers across more than 101 hospitals in 18 states. Our faith-based health system welcomes you to share in our mission of building healthier communities, whether as a surgeon in the operating room or an administrator in a conference room. When you work in a supportive environment with like-minded professionals, wonderful things happen. Learn More

Equal Opportunity Employment

Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected characteristic

https://click.appcast.io/tee-te8/a31.png?ent=25&e=3116&t=1484326504037&jsid={CandidateNumber}&jid={RequisitionContestNumber}" style="display: none;" width="1px" height="1px" />


icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon
lc_ad

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Occupational Therapist (Pediatrics)

At Home Health Care

Posted 7 days ago

VIEW JOBS 2/22/2020 12:00:00 AM 2020-05-22T00:00 Overview Come work for a Home Health company that really does "feel like family"! At Home Healthcare has been in business for over 30 years and although we have grown throughout Texas, we are still individually owned with a small town feel. Home care is personal for us and we want caring, qualified applicants to join our growing family. At Home Healthcare is passionate about helping children and their families receive necessary care in the comfort of home. Our pediatric care helps maintain stability in a child's life and allows them to receive the individualized care they need. To provide restorative therapy to the client using special techniques or providing adaptive devices to assist the patient to gain independence in activities of daily activities in accordance with the Plan of Care. Responsibilities * Performs all planned, procedures in the client home. * Assist the physician in evaluation of client's level of function; assist to develop a Plan of Care, and revise Plan of Care as necessary to meet the patient's changing needs. * Provides effective occupational therapy services in the client home as prescribed by a physician. * Conducts accurate evaluation of the client home environment; makes recommendations for changes as necessary to support the needs of the client. * Provides training to clients to use therapeutic and creative self care techniques to improve function. * Provides complete instruction to the client, family members, and other health care personnel in therapeutic procedures for occupational therapy as necessary. * Serves as an effective member of the Interdisciplinary team to plan and evaluate the total treatment program for the client; ensures clients receive excellent and appropriate care. * Serves as a source of information and training for the family members and other agency personnel as required. * Accurately documents all services performed for clients daily; maintain progress notes for file. * Immediately reports any changes in client condition to the supervising Director or Director of Nurses. * Participates in or communicates to case conferences, staff meetings, and in-service education and training as required. * Participates and leads educational training and programs for the client and/or caregiver as required. * Accurately creates daily clinical notes and progress reports for clients. * Completes accurate and timely documentation. Qualifications * Comprehensive field of knowledge attained through graduation from an accredited occupational therapy curriculum, which is accredited jointly with the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation of the American Medical Associations and American Occupational Therapy Association. Requires eligibility for the National Registration Examination of the American Occupational Therapy Association. * Must have and maintain current license as an Occupational Therapist in the State of Texas. * Must maintain current certificate in basic life support (CPR). * Must provide proof of TB screening within the past 12 months. * Computer software skills necessary to produce accurate documents and materials required. Working knowledge of MS Office preferred. At Home Health Care Lufkin TX

Respiratory Therapist - Registered

Catholic Health Initiative