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Respiratory Therapist

Company: Baylor Scott And White Health
Location: Temple
Posted on: October 11, 2020

Job Description:

The--Respiratory Therapist Reg--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.

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WHAT IS EXPECTED (Essential Functions):

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Reviews physician's orders, analyzes 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.

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--Performs routine and advanced respiratory therapy; prioritizing patient needs in a rapidly changing environment.

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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.

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--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.

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Adheres to established policies within the BSWH system including but not limited to:-- infection control and isolation policies, HIPPA, time and attendance, and social media.

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Works willingly and professionally with other employees, healthcare professionals, and students.

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Takes responsibility and initiative to understand and complete any professional or technical requirements set by Baylor Scott and White leadership.

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Incorporates principles continuous quality improvement in all of aspects of clinical care, identifying opportunities as appropriate.

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Maintain knowledge of current RT practice and current healthcare information. Fulfills and maintains continuing educations requirements as deemed by the State of Texas Health and Human Services.

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The ideal candidate has a general understanding of Respiratory Care modalities, therapies and medications; must be able to read, write and follow flow chart protocols as appropriate; general knowledge of computers including but not limited to: typing, electronic documentation, hand held scanner and email; must be able to work under stressful conditions; and must have critical thinking and problem solving skills.

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Location/Facility---Memorial-Temple-TX

For more information on the facility, please click our link.

Specialty/Department/Practice-Respiratory

Shift/Schedule-FT Day

Benefits--Our competitive benefits package includes*:

--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 Assoc or Grad of an Accr Prog

EXPERIENCE Minimum/no experience required

CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION--
--------------Basic Life Support (BLS)

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

--------------Registered Respiratory Therapi (RRT): Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) from the National Board Respiratory Care.

Keywords: Baylor Scott And White Health, Temple , Respiratory Therapist, Healthcare , Temple, Texas

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