Registered Respiratory Therapist RRT PRN

Las Palmas Medical Center

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Description

SHIFT: PRN
SCHEDULE: PRN/Per Diem

About Las Palmas
Medical Center

Las Palmas Medical Center offers
comprehensive services and special expertise in Emergency Room Medicine (Level
III Trauma), Cardiology, Women’s Services, Labor & Delivery, Neonatal
Intensive Care, Neuroscience, Pediatric care, and Wound Care Management. Las
Palmas Medical Center is also the only Kidney Transplant Center in the Region.
Las Palmas Rehabilitation Hospital is a separate facility with newly renovated
patient rooms, exercise equipment and cafeteria. The physicians, nurses and
staff at our 325-bed facility are committed to caring for our community with
compassionate, quality healthcare.

 

Benefits

We offer
an excellent total compensation package, for various positions including
competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. Your benefits include participation of 401k. We
believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. We would
love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.


POSITION SUMMARY:  Knowledge of patient responses to medication, side
effects and proper dosages used in respiratory therapy.  Able to communicate effectively with
physicians, patient, nursing and other allied health practitioners, other
managers, the public and administration. 
Ability to teach/instruct, assess and reassess others as needed.  Recognizes and reports patient abuse and
neglect.  Basic knowledge of dynamic and
static pulmonary function values and knowledge of generally accepted practices
in respiratory care as prescribed by the physician for all age groups.  Demonstrates knowledge in the delivery, setup
and maintenance of respiratory therapy equipment based on routine and
non-routine applications.  Performs
patient assessment and recommend appropriate therapeutic and diagnostic
modalities per department protocols. 
Responsible for establishing and assisting with maintenance of arterial
lines.  

  

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
 
  • Therapist must exhibit
    appropriate knowledge and skills needed for the administration of general
    respiratory pharmacology and therapeutics, to include: patient education,
    patient assessment, patient responses, accurate dosing and side effects in
    all appropriate age groups. Therapist must also demonstrate the skills and
    ability to make appropriate therapeutic changes (recommendations) in
    patient care to reflect medications, therapeutic modality, and equipment
    use.
  • Therapist must
    demonstrate knowledge and ability to adhere to facility infection control
    standards and identify and report potential or violations of the
    documented standards.
  • Therapist must
    demonstrate knowledge, skill, and ability to troubleshoot and maintain
    equipment, including proper cleaning, disinfecting, and sterilization of
    reusable patient and non-patient equipment.
  • Therapist must demonstrate
    the ability to professionally and effectively communicate with all
    internal and external customers.
  • Therapist must
    demonstrate the knowledge and ability to provide resourceful clinical
    information and education to internal and external customers.
  • Therapist must
    demonstrate the skills needed to recognize and report suspected abuse and
    neglect in all patient age groups, as outlined by state and federal law.
  • Therapist must
    demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and ability to assess and document pain
    in the patient, as outlined in the facility pain management program.
  • Therapist must
    demonstrate knowledge, skills and ability to recognize and report any
    safety issues observed in the patient and non-patient areas of the
    facility.
  • Therapist must
    demonstrate knowledge and ability to adhere to facility Patient rights
    (including privacy) standards and identify and report and potential or
    violations of the documented standards, state, or federal laws.
  • Therapist must
    demonstrate knowledge and ability to adhere to the professional code of
    ethics as established by the AARC.

Qualifications

REQUIRED
LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS

  • BLS provider (American Heart Association standards).
  • Registered by the National Board of Respiratory Therapy RRT
  • Current Texas Respiratory Care License

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Certificate of Completion or Education Degree (Associates or Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care) from an accredited college or university.



PREFERRED EDUCATION, LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION,
EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

  • Current ACLS, PALS, and NRP provider preferred.
  • 1-year experience in critical care, including but not limited to ER, ICU/CCU, PICU, and/or SCN (ICN).
  • Knowledge and skilled in the use of personal computers and/or healthcare information technology.
  • Knowledge of JCAHO and CAP/CLIA standards.
  • S.T.A.B.L.E.
  • Clinical experience in an acute care or rehabilitation setting.

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