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Respiratory Therapist / RT

Company: Seton Medical Center Harker Heights
Location: Harker Heights
Posted on: June 11, 2024

Job Description:

OverviewJoin our team as a PRN Respiratory Therapist (RT) in Harker Heights, TX. Fulfilling your purpose begins here: People First, Always. Here's how we take care of our people:

  • Competitive salaries, support teams and growth opportunities. Your team is bigger than your department:
    • Seton Medical Center Harker Heights is an 83-bed acute care hospital offering services such as Cardiology, Emergency Services and a Level IV Trauma Designated ER, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Total Joint Replacement, Gastroenterology, Diagnostic Services and more.
    • We believe healthcare is a team sport and every player has something to contribute. We show compassion, celebrate differences and treat one another with respect. Responsibilities
      • Maintain effective communication with medical staff, administrative staff, nursing staff and other team members.
      • Assist the organization in incorporating the guiding principles into its respiratory practice.
      • Ascertain the delivery of patient care is provided in a personalized, professional and quality manner.
      • Ascertain that Joint Commission, local, state and federal accrediting and licensing bodies' requirements are met.
      • Ascertain that the delivery of patient care is compliant with the accrediting and regulatory agencies.
      • Assist in the Quality Assurance / Improvement Program of Respiratory Services.
      • Perform quality control on equipment and notifies management immediately of any potential malfunction or hazard of equipment.
      • Explain diagnostic or therapeutic procedure to the patient and / or family member in a thorough and professional manner.
      • Perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to include electrocardiograms (EKG), respiratory treatments, oxygen therapy, ventilation initiation and management, etc.
      • Enter and retrieve patient information from the Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
      • Document diagnostic and therapeutic procedures performed and their effects on the patient.
      • Provide minimal nursing care to patient, ascertaining the patient is comfortable when providing a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure. Seek additional nursing or physician assistance when necessary.
      • Prepare and maintain department paperwork, verifying accuracy of information.
      • Ascertain that the delivery of patient care and billing are compliant with the accrediting and regulatory agencies.
      • Ascertain that patient charges are entered timely and correctly.
      • Answer telephones in a courteous and professional manner within three (3) rings.
      • Clean equipment and maintains work area in an organized manner.
      • Any other duty that may be assigned
        QualificationsJob Requirements:
        • Graduate of an accredited school of Respiratory Care
        • Associate of Applied Science Degree
        • Licensed by the Department of State Health Services as an RCP- Respiratory Care Practitioner
        • RRT- Registered Respiratory Therapist credential obtained by the NBRC or CRT- Certified Respiratory Therapist must obtain RRT credential within 6 months of hire
        • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification, Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
        • STABLE Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), required within 6 months of employment Preferred Job Requirements:
          • Previous employment as a Respiratory Care Therapist

Keywords: Seton Medical Center Harker Heights, Temple , Respiratory Therapist / RT, Healthcare , Harker Heights, Texas

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