Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Children's Memorial Hermann (Level One Trauma Center)
Company: Memorial Hermann Health System
Posted on: July 22, 2021
At Memorial Hermann, we're about creating exceptional
experiences for both our patients and our employees. Our goal is to
provide opportunities for our diverse employee population that
develop and grow careers in a team-oriented environment focused on
Every employee, at every level, begins their journey at Memorial
Hermann learning about the history of the organization and its
established culture built on trust and integrity. Our employees
drive this culture, and we want you to be a part of it.
Position responsible for administering therapeutic and diagnostic
procedures to patients with respiratory disorders, including
patients requiring intensive care treatment.
Children's Memorial Hermann is offering a variety of shifts for
Respiratory Care Practitioners (RCPs) interested in full-time,
part-time, and supplemental opportunities in the Texas Medical
Children's Memorial Hermann, Level I Trauma Center boasts: Academic
Center affiliation with UT Health Science Center, NICU Level IV,
Pediatric CV heart program, ECMO, PICU, dedicated ER,
Neonatal/Pediatric transport and Ground/Flight transport teams,
clinical research involvement opportunities, career ladder for
advancement and professional advancement in leadership positions
• Clinical Practice Leaders
• Shift Supervisor
• Relief Shift Supervisor
• Department Educator
Education: Bachelor's degree in Respiratory Care
- Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) or Registered
Respiratory Therapist-Adult Critical Care Specialty (RRT-ACCS)
or Registered Respiratory Therapist-Sleep Disorders
Specialty (RRT-SDS) required. (Incumbents hired into this job prior
to 2/18/2019 may be either RRT or Certified Respiratory Therapist
- Current Respiratory Care Practitioner License
- BCLS and one (1) of the following: ACLS, PALS, NRP,
CPFT, RPFT, RPSGT, Asthma Certified Educator, NRP Instructor, ACLS
Instructor, PALS Instructor or CPR Instructor
Experience / Skills / Knowledge:
- Minimum of one (1+) years experience with six (6) months of
critical care experience.
- The position requires occasional lifting and carrying of up to
50 pounds; prolonged standing; frequent walking, stooping and
squatting. Fine hand dexterity, eye-hand coordination, the ability
to receive oral and written communication, and to communicate
verbally and in writing are also necessary.
- The visual ability to monitor instruments, computers and
equipment, recognize alphanumeric characters, distinguish colors
and observe physical characteristics are essential to this
- Demonstrates commitment to the Partners-in-Caring process by
integrating our culture in all internal and external customer
interactions; delivers on our brand promise of "we advance health"
through innovation, accountability, empowerment, collaboration,
compassion and results while ensuring one Memorial Hermann.
- Performs duties in a manner to promote quality patient care and
customer service/satisfaction, while promoting safety, cost
efficiency, and a commitment to the CQI process. Perform
respiratory care quality assurance problem solving and take
- Performs respiratory care procedures: administers medical
gases, humidifiers and aerosols for therapeutic and diagnostic
purposes according to advanced skills check-off for RCP II.
Conducts advanced patient education per skills check-off.
- Takes and follows verbal treatment orders from physicians in
administering drugs and medications to the cardiopulmonary system
of patients. Evaluates treatment program, results and takes
- Performs the following: patient assessment, interpret arterial
blood gases, pulmonary function testing, hemodynamics and chest
x-rays as indicated in skills check-off for RCP II. Develop
respiratory care plan and make recommendations for patient
management. Serve as a resource person to RCP I.
- Communicates effectively with professional colleagues. Manages
time effectively. Documents appropriately in the medical records
and completes other documentation duties accurately and efficiently
according to policies and procedures.
- Ensures safe care to patients, adhering to policies, procedures
and standards, within budgetary specifications, including time
management, supply management, productivity and accuracy of
practice. Participates in the evaluation of new respiratory care
- Remain current in respiratory care through continuing
education, participation in in-service training, and review of
journals. Conducts inter and intradepartmental respiratory care
in-services at least once a year to patients, staff, hospital,
system or to the community.
- Ensures safe care to patients, staff and visitors; adheres to
all Memorial Hermann policies, procedures, and standards within
budgetary specifications including time management, supply
management, productivity and quality of service.
- Promotes individual professional growth and development by
meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills
competency; supports department-based goals which contribute to the
success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor and
resource to less experienced staff.
- Other duties as assigned.
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