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  • Job Type: PRN, multiple commitment levels available
  • Job Level: Entry - Mid
  • Travel: No
Location 7500 Beechnut,Houston,TX 77074 Category Central Staffing Type Part time Requisition 100095236

At Memorial Hermann, we’re about creating exceptional experiences for both our patients and our employees. Our goal is to provide opportunities for our diverse employee population that develop and grow careers in a team-oriented environment focused on patient care.

Every employee, at every level, begins their journey at Memorial Hermann learning about the history of the organization and its established culture built on trust and integrity. Our employees drive this culture, and we want you to be a part of it.

Job Summary

(This job profile is to be used on a temporary basis for purposes of providing adequate staffing during the COVID-19 surge. Its use will be discontinued after that. Employees in this job profile are considered to be on a temporary assignment.)

Position responsible for administering basic and advanced therapeutic and diagnostic procedures, including arterial blood gases, neonatal procedures, trauma care and ventilator transports, to patients with respiratory disorders, including patients in adult and neonatal critical care units.

Job Description

Education: Bachelor degree preferred

Licenses/Certifications:

  • One of the following required:
    • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), or
    • Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT), or
    • Registered Respiratory Therapist-Adult Critical Care Specialty (RRT-ACCS), or
    • Registered Respiratory Therapist-Sleep Disorders Specialty (RRT-SDS)
  • Current and unrestricted Respiratory Care Practitioner License with the State of Texas required
  • BCLS and one (1) of the following: ACLS, PALS, NRP, CPFT, RPFT, RPSGT, Asthma Certified Educator, NRP Instructor, ACLS Instructor, PALS Instructor or CPR Instructor

    Experience / Knowledge / Skills:

  • Minimum of one (1) year of clinical experience with a minimum of six (6) months of critical care experience.
  • The position requires occasional lifting and carrying of up to 50 pounds; prolonged standing; frequent walking, stooping and squatting. Fine hand dexterity, eye-hand coordination, the ability to receive oral and written communication, and to communicate verbally and in writing are also necessary. The visual ability to monitor instruments, computers and equipment, recognize alphanumeric characters, distinguish colors and observe physical characteristics are essential to this position.
  • Ability to commit to elected commitment schedule, with flexibility in scheduling and in moving within patient care areas when necessary.
  • Demonstrates commitment to the Partners-in-Caring process by integrating our culture in all internal and external customer interactions.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Performs duties in a manner to promote quality patient care and customer service/satisfaction, while promoting safety, cost efficiency, and a commitment to the CQI process. Perform respiratory care quality assurance problem solving and take appropriate actions.
  • Performs respiratory care procedures: administers medical gases, humidifiers and aerosols for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes according to advanced skills check-off for RCP II.  Conducts advanced patient education per skills check-off.
  • Takes and follows verbal treatment orders from physicians in administering drugs and medications to the cardiopulmonary system of patients.  Evaluates treatment program, results and takes appropriate action. 
  • Performs the following: patient assessment, interpret arterial blood gases, pulmonary function testing, hemodynamics and chest x-rays as indicated in skills check-off.   Develop respiratory care plan and make recommendations for patient management.
  • Communicates effectively with professional colleagues.  Manages time effectively.  Documents appropriately in the medical records and completes other documentation duties accurately and efficiently according to policies and procedures.
  • Participates in the evaluation of new respiratory care equipment. 
  • Adhere to commit to the agreed upon supplemental schedule set forth.
  • Ensures safe care to patients, staff and visitors; adheres to all Memorial Hermann policies, procedures, and standards within budgetary specifications including time management, supply management, productivity and quality of service.
  • Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency; supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor and resource to less experienced staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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