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Company: HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake
Location: Webster, TX
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech




Do you have the PRN career opportunities as a Respiratory Therapist CRT PRN you want with your current employer? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake which is part of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare.


HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Fertility and family building benefits through Progyny
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • Family support, including adoption assistance, child and elder care resources and consumer discounts
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Retirement readiness and rollover services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)

Learn more about Employee Benefits

Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

Our teams are a committed, caring group of colleagues. Do you want to work as a Respiratory Therapist CRT PRN where your passion for creating positive patient interactions are valued? If you are dedicated to caring for the well-being of others, this could be your next opportunity. We want your knowledge and expertise!

Job Summary and Qualifications

Under general supervision initiates, assesses, and evaluates all forms of respiratory therapy including bronchodilators, chest physical therapy, oxygen therapy, and non-invasive and invasive ventilator care. Exercises technical knowledge in respiratory anatomy, physiology, and pathology as well as the design and operations of all respiratory therapy equipment. The RRT demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide appropriate care to neonates, infants, children, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.

Responsibilities include:

  1. To know and understand the objectives, policies and procedures of the hospital and Respiratory Care Department.
  2. Verifies and signs all new orders for respiratory care. Assures that all physician orders coincide with current departmental policy.
  3. Responsible for the recognition, interpretation, and recording of signs and symptoms of respiratory dysfunction and medication side effects, particularly those that require notification of a physician.
  4. Responsible for the initiation and maintenance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other life-support procedures. Ensures adequate airway management and assist with intubation
  5. The prevention of contamination and of transfer of infection, through appropriate aseptic techniques.
  6. Responsible for knowing the mechanics of ventilation and ventilator function.
  7. Responsible for knowing the principles of airway maintenance, including endotracheal and tracheotomy care.
  8. The effective and safe use of equipment for administering oxygen and other therapeutic gases and for providing humidification, nebulization, and medication.
  9. To know and understand the principles of arterial blood gas analysis, acid-base balance and demonstrated competence in obtaining arterial blood gas samples.
  10. To know and understand the methods that assist in the removal of secretions from the bronchial tree, such as hydration, breathing and coughing exercises, postural drainage, therapeutic percussion and vibration, and mechanical clearing of the airway through proper suctioning technique.
  11. Responsible for procedures and observation to be followed during and after extubation.
  12. Responsible for the recognition of and attention to the psychosocial needs of patients and their families.
  13. To know the operating principles of the equipment and all safety aspects related to equipment and gases, including the control of electrical, flammable, explosive, and mechanical hazards.
  14. To know the procedures for the proper cleaning and care of the departmental equipment.
  15. Responsible for the accurate recording of therapy and the results of treatment in the patient medical record.
  16. Demonstrates knowledge and performs annual clinical competencies in drawing arterial blood gases from radial, brachial, and femoral sites, which includes punctures and a-lines.
  17. Demonstrates through initial and annual competencies the ability to competently use non-invasive and invasive ventilation in all modes of ventilation.
  18. Demonstrates the ability to properly utilize good organizational and time management skills to maximize productivity.
  19. Assist in the orientation of new personnel.
  20. Assist in the orientation & education of respiratory care students
  21. Perform EKGs.
  22. Acts as a clinical resource to all hospital staff in respiratory care.
  23. Reports all operational problems, patient complaints, and physician issues to the supervisor.
What qualifications you will need:
  • Advanced Cardiac Life or must be obtained within 6 months of employment start date
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support or must be obtained within 30 days of employment start date
  • CRT licensed through NBRC
  • Current license with the Texas Medical Board
  • 1 year experience required

This role requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 based on local, state and /or federal law or regulations (unless a medical or religious exemption is approved).

HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake is a 530+ bed hospital where sophisticated, world-class medicine meets the comfort, care and convenience of a community hospital. For more than 40 years, we have proudly been providing high quality, cost-effective, comprehensive healthcare to the Houston Bay Area. We opened our doors in 1972 and now employ 2,000+ staff members and 900+ physicians in a wide range of specialties. Our specialists offer more talent and experience than any other hospital in the region. We are a Level II Trauma Center and the only exclusive heart hospital south of Houston. Our accredited center provides nationally-recognized care in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and recovery of cardiovascular diseases. HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake offers a variety of other services, including Woman Services, Pediatric Care, Breast Diagnostic Center, ACR-accredited Imaging Center, Wound Care Treatment Center featuring Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, and much more. We are members of HCA Houston Healthcare, the most comprehensive family of hospitals in the region and part of the leading provider of healthcare in the country, HCA Healthcare. Together we are stronger, smarter and more accessible in providing the patient-centered care you need close to home.

HCA Healthcare has been recognized as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute more than ten times. In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

"Bricks and mortar do not make a hospital. People do."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder

If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, we encourage you to apply for our Respiratory Therapist CRT PRN opening. We review all applications. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Unlock the possibilities and apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status

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