HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Registered Respiratory Therapist in Fort Worth, Texas

Plaza Medical Center is looking for a Registered Respiratory Therapist

Work Schedule: Full Time Nights with rotating weekends

The Respiratory Therapist provides treatment, care and evaluation for patients with respiratory insufficiencies. The tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Delivers and assesses responses to ordered therapy per plan of care including routine and intensive therapy and diagnostic procedures.
  • Utilizes various types of oxygen and other therapeutic gas equipment such as masks, tents and incubators.
  • Administers prescribed doses of medicinal gases and aerosol drugs.
  • Measures ventilatory volumes, pressures and blood gas analysis.
  • Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition and general acceptance of treatment.
  • Performs a variety of duties related to setting up, operating, cleaning, sterilizing, and storing respiratory therapy equipment.
  • Responds to emergency team calls.
  • Educates patients and family members and provides information about community support groups and other available programs.
  • Provides age and culturally appropriate care.
  • Orients and mentors new staff members.
  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

  • RRT required.

  • State licensure.
  • BLS health care provider. ACLS preferred.
  • Graduate of Respiratory Care program accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
  • Frequent standing, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling and moving equipment.
  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate actions in volatile situations.
  • Customer service abilities including effective listening skills.

Title: Registered Respiratory Therapist

Location: Texas-Fort Worth-Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth - Fort Worth

Requisition ID: 00073-82694