Respiratory Therapist PRN

in Waco, TX

Respiratory Therapist PRN Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

  • Job ID

    24005201

  • Job Location

    Waco, TX 76712, US

  • Job Category

    Allied Health

  • Career Area

    Healthcare

  • Job Type

    PRN

  • Schedule

    40 hours per week

  • Shift

    Variable

Respiratory Therapist 

  • Location: BSW Hillcrest Hospital, Waco, Texas
  • Schedule: PRN Variable Shifts

JOB SUMMARY

The Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) PRN has advanced knowledge and training of the cardiopulmonary system that is used to manage and treat patients. Therapists will use different scientific methods, therapies and techniques to optimize patient care and outcomes.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE

  • Performs and directs the administration of respiratory care services (including but not limited to oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, inhaled medication, airway clearance, invasive and non-invasive ventilation and bedside spirometry), as ordered by a patients attending physician, in a quality manner that is in accordance with established procedures. Administers cardiopulmonary resuscitation in emergency situations.
  • Reviews physician’s orders, examines patient’s diagnostic test results and provides appropriate therapy based on the patients current clinical condition. If appropriate, implements approved protocols as directed by physician.
  • Performs routine and advanced respiratory therapy prioritizing patient needs in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Instructs patient in the use of various respiratory care equipment in a thorough and professional manner. Assesses patient response to therapy and coaches the patient to improve technique.
  • Documents all treatments and therapies given, any supplies used, and accurately files all corresponding charges. Reports outcomes of therapeutic interventions and makes recommendations as appropriate.
  • Adheres to established policies including but not limited to infection control and isolation policies, HIPPA, time and attendance and social media.
  • Works willingly and professionally with other employees, healthcare professionals and students.
  • Takes responsibility and initiative to know and complete any professional or technical requirements set by leadership.
  • Incorporates values continuous quality improvement in all of aspects of clinical care, identifying opportunities as appropriate.

KEY SUCCESS FACTORS

  • General knowledge of Respiratory Care modalities, therapies, equipment and medications.
  • Must be able to read, write and follow flow chart protocols as appropriate.
  • Must be able to work under stressful conditions.
  • Must have critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • General computer skills, including but not limited to data entry, information security, electronic medical documentation, handheld scanning and email.

BENEFITS

Our competitive benefits package includes the following.

  • Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
  • 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • PTO accrual beginning Day 1

Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level

QUALIFICATIONS

- EDUCATION - Associate's or 2 years of work experience above the minimum qualification

- EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience

- CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION -
      &nbspBasic Life Support (BLS): BLS in 30 days of hire or transfer.

      &nbspRespiratory Care Practitioner (RCP): Licensed by the State of Texas Medical Board as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP).

      &nbspReg Respiratory Therapist (RRT): Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) from the National Board Respiratory Care.

Job Skills

  • respiratory care
  • registered respiratory therapist
  • respiratory therapy
  • oxygen therapy
  • therapeutic interventions
  • patient care
  • basic life support
  • cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • infection control
  • data entry

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