Jul 15, 2024

Registered Respiratory Therapist / Full time / Nights

  • Methodist Health System
  • Richardson, TX, USA
Respiratory Therapy

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12X3 Night (United States of America)

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Your Job: The Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) is responsible for a variety of therapeutic and diagnostic procedures including ABG, PFT’s, and various forms of ventilator support, oxygen and aerosol therapy, bronchial hygiene therapy and airway maintenance. You will be expected to be proficient with the respiratory assessment and respiratory treatment of both adults and neonates. These procedures are performed under the indirect supervision of the department’s medical director, according to departmental policies and procedures. The RRT must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, understanding and ability to care for patients of all age groups; and be sensitive to the diverse and unique needs of patients based on age, sex, race and culture. Your Job Requirements: • Graduate of an accredited Respiratory Care Program • Current Basic Life Support certification required • Current Advanced Cardio Life Support certification required • NRP, Pediatric Advanced Life Support — must obtain within 1 year of hire • Currently licensed in good standing as a Respiratory Care Practitioner by Texas Medical Board • Registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care • At least 6 months respiratory care experience. Your Job Responsibilities: • Performs respiratory therapeutics to include oxygen administration and weaning, aerosol and humidity therapy, IPPB, Incentive Spirometry, airway maintenance, bronchial hygiene, chest physiotherapy, CPR and mechanical ventilation. • Performs and reports prescribed cardiopulmonary diagnostic procedures to include arterial blood gas analysis, pulse oximetry, pulmonary function studies, and electrocardiograms. • Prepares a treatment evaluation to include a bedside respiratory physical assessment, patient interview and a review of patient’s medical record. • Perform appropriate actions using critical thinking skills. • Must be able to interpret the CXR, ABG, and PFT’s when reviewing patient data. • Assembles, checks, operates and troubleshoots all cardiopulmonary equipment such as artificial airways, ventilators, oxygen analyzers, oxygen delivery devices and blood gas analyzers. • Participates in tasks related to infection control, safety and quality assurance. • Performs required cleaning and maintenance of all cardiopulmonary equipment and work areas. • Utilizes appropriate customer scripting as evidenced by observation and improved patient satisfaction. • Perform other job duties as required

Methodist Richardson Medical Center is a 443-bed, full-service, acute care hospital that serves Richardson, Garland, Plano, and surrounding areas in Dallas and Collin counties. We are a Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center as well as the nation’s first hospital to receive The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Pancreatic/Hepatic/Biliary Cancer Certification. We also provide services at Methodist Richardson Medical Center – Campus for Continuing Care, which include a behavioral health and addiction recovery unit, inpatient rehabilitation, long-term acute care, and more. We strive to have a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve and welcomes the skills and talents of all groups. Our reputation as an award-winning employer shows in the distinctions we’ve earned:

  • Magnet®-designated hospital

  • 150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker’s Hospital Review, 2023

  • Top 10 Military Friendly® Employer, Gold Designation, 2023

  • Top 10 Military Spouse Friendly® Employer, 2023

  • Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

  • Level III Trauma Center