Texas Health Resources Registered Respiratory Therapist (PRN 7a-7p) in Fort Worth, Texas
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest is seeking a Registered Respiratory Therapist in the Respiratory Therapy Department
PRN: As needed
Minimum Education Requirements:
Graduate of two-year, AMA approved respiratory therapy program as required by NBRC.
Minimum Licensure/Certification Requirements:
Must hold a current license from the Texas Department of Health to practice Respiratory Care (RCP)
Minimum Experience Requirements:
2 years RRT experience
Minimum Skills Requirements:
A high degree of confidentiality, positive interpersonal skills, and ability to function in a fast-paced environment. Good patient evaluation skills. The ability to read, write, and speak English with a high degree of understanding. The ability to hear and interpret breath and cardiac sounds with a stethoscope. The ability to read computer terminals, ventilator settings, etc. while performing respiratory therapy duties.
Minimum Skills Requirements:
Excellent verbal, and written communication skills. The ability to hear breath sounds and cardiac sounds with a stethoscope. Must be able to see the computer read outs for ventilators and computers used in the provision of RT services.
JOB DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES
BASIC respiratory therapy skills include: oxygen & aerosol therapy, bronchodilator therapy, volume therapy, breathing exercises, patient monitoring devices & techniques, SCI protocols, stop smoking counseling, peak flow, NIP & FVC monitoring.
ADVANCED Respiratory Therapy skills include: CPAP/BiPAP ventilation, all modes of adult ventilation, weaning from ventilation techniques and/or protocol, transport of ventilated pts. CPR, Rapid Response calls, Blood Gas draws and analysis, bedside monitoring devices, airway care, trach care.
R.T. PROTOCOLS—initiation, assessment, application, follow-up, and completion of adult respiratory therapy protocols. This includes oxygen protocol, ED treat and assess protocol, and ED mechanical ventilator protocol. *RT Protocols are not available in the neonatal, infant nor pediatric patient populations
Patient Assessment, Care planning and Adjustments in RT Care
Patient & Family Education on respiratory therapy procedures or illnesses.
Record keeping and documentation of respiratory therapy job duties, including review of careconnect physician orders each day and physician notes.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth is a 222-bed full-service facility that includes surgical and imaging services, a 24-hour emergency department, orthopedics and sports therapy, adult critical care, and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit. Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth, which has been serving Tarrant County residents since 1987, has 1,100 employees, 120 volunteers, and more than 600 physicians on its medical staff. The hospital is a Pathway to Excellence® designated hospital by American Nurses Credentialing Center, a designated UnitedHealth Premium Surgical Spine specialty center and has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition from the AARC. We invite you to join us in furthering your career and our accomplishments and philosophy of excellence.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.