HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Registered Respiratory Therapist in Brownsville TX, Texas

_Valley Regional Medical Center__–____Brownsville, TX_ _Respiratory Therapist_ __ Founded as Valley Community Hospital in 1975,Valley Regional Medical Centerproudly serves Brownsville and the surrounding communities. Valley Regional is committed to providing the best health care for the residents in the Rio Grande Valley.

Valley Regional Medical Centeris a 214 Licensed Bed Facility with over 200 physicians representing over 25 specialties; Valley Regional Medical Center is a leader in a vast array of high quality inpatient and outpatient programs and services, including: * 24 Hour Level III Trauma Emergency Department * Cardiology * Open Heart Surgery * Neurosurgery * Endoscopy * Imaging * Women’s Services * Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit * Wound Care Center

Valley Regionalis currently looking for aRespiratory Therapist.

_Responsibilities:_ * Demonstrates knowledge in identifying different pieces of equipment, disassembling, cleaning and reassembling various mechanical ventilators used in department. * Demonstrates, recognizes and follows indications for hand hygiene, correct hand washing procedures, appropriate use of alcohol based hand cleanser and proper disposal and storage of hazardous materials, including biohazardous materials. * Demonstrates knowledge in proper fitting of nasal/full face masks, proper setting of pressures as indicated by orders and monitoring and troubleshooting of equipment. * Demonstrates knowledge in preparing site for capillary and arterial blood gas puncture; ability to collect and post collection care of patient. * Demonstrates ability to properly place EKG leads, operate, troubleshoot, print EKGs and initiate clerical responsibilities required for an EKG. * Demonstrates knowledge in recognizing proper dosage strength, ability to dilute medications, recognize adverse reactions to medication administration and properly dispose and process equipment after administration of medication. * Demonstrates knowledge in positioning for extubations, properly extubating and placing of proper oxygenating devices, and monitoring patients post extubation. * Demonstrates ability to identify customers and role of all staff in ensuring customer satisfaction. * Demonstrates ability to complete given assignments, reporting incomplete assignments to supervisor; and implement work assignments with existing workloads. * Demonstrates knowledge in positioning patients for intubation, ability to connect scope to blade, insert laryngoscope, visualize vocal cords, insert endotracheal tubes, and check for placement by auscultation and visual lung inflation.

_Qualifications:_ * Graduation from an accredited school of Respiratory Therapy. * American Heart Association BLS required. ACLS & PALS required. * RRT - Successful completion of the national certification examination for the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). * CRT - Examination-eligible &/or successful completion of the national certification examination, within three months of hire, for the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT).

Title: Registered Respiratory Therapist

Location: Texas-Brownsville TX-Valley Regional Medical Center

Requisition ID: 00187-4744