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Registered Respiratory Therapist

Company: Driscoll Children's Hospital
Location: Corpus Christi
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

General Purpose of Job:Under the supervision of the Shift Supervisor, the RRT provides respiratory therapy to patients within an assigned unit of the hospital, in accordance with accepted clinical practices and established hospital policies and procedures. may function as Shift Supervisor during the absence of supervisor.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; employees will perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and/or hospital administration as required.Maintain utmost level of confidentiality at all times.Adheres to hospital policies and procedures.Demonstrates business practices and personal actions that are ethical and adhere to corporate compliance and integrity guidelines.Responds to emergency situations to assist or manage respiratory support measures and assist with cardiopulmonary resuscitation and patient transports.Assembles and tests ventilators and related respiratory therapy equipment prior to patient use.Setup, troubleshoot, and evaluate effectiveness of respiratory support systems in use.Setup and monitoring of respiratory therapy equipment and administer therapy to include but not limited to aerosol, oxygen, chest percussion, positive pressure breathing, lung lavage, breathing exercises transcutaneous oxygen/carbon dioxide monitors, and tidal carbon dioxide monitors, pulse oximeters, nitric oxide, nitrogen, and heliox therapy equipment and mechanical ventilators.Monitors patient pulmonary condition and progress, and reports any abnormal findings to shift supervisor and/or nurse.Suggest therapeutic modification of care plan to prescribing physician.Assist with training of new employees.Assist with department's continued quality improvement plan.Assist with equipment cleaning/disinfection measures during peak workloads.Transport patients within or out of hospital.Volunteer for hospital/community service.Supervisory Responsibilities (Relieve Shift Supervisor when Indicated):Effectively administers performance management systems including:Developmental feedback.Goal Setting.Assesses competency.Progressive discipline.Knowledge of and effective in administering hospital policies and procedures.Makes and implements departmental decisions compatible with organizational goals.Supervises the following job classes:Registered/Graduate TherapistCertified/Graduate TherapistRespiratory Therapist AssistantsEquipment Technicians.Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner.Education and/or Experience:Associate's Degree (A.A.) from school with Registered Respiratory Therapist credentialed by the National Board for Respiratory Care. One year general care experience with one year pediatric care experience preferred. Preceptor course recommended.Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:Registered Respiratory Therapist credentialed by the National Board for Respiratory CareLicense to practice Respiratory Care issued by the Texas Department of HealthBasic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare ProviderNeonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)Perinatal/Pediatric Specialist (NPS) - PreferredIND123Classification:Full-time Regular (72+ hrs/pp)Work Schedule:12 hr. Days

Keywords: Driscoll Children's Hospital, Corpus Christi , Registered Respiratory Therapist, Healthcare , Corpus Christi, Texas

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