Respiratory Therapist (RRT or CRT)
Medical City Healthcare - Division Float Pool
Alliance, Arlington, Fort Worth, Las Colinas, North Hills, Weatherford
Status: PRN Days
PRN Level 2 Requirements:
4 (12 hour) shifts per pay period
2 major & 1 minor holiday
2 weekend shifts/4 week schedule
**Base Rate $48/hr**
The Respiratory Therapist (RRT or CRT) coordinates and delivers high quality, patient-centered respiratory care in accordance with the nature and specific requirements of the department, and consistent with the scope and standards of practice for the relevant state and specialty. The RT administers respiratory care and life support to adult, pediatric and neonatal patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary system and performs diagnostic tests to aid physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of heart and lung disorders.
- Serves as a clinical resource. Provides or assists in direct care when appropriate to complex patients. Consults with physicians and other healthcare providers to communicate patient progress.
- Performs and documents patient assessment, including breath sounds, airway patency, and cuff pressure. Conducts diagnostic procedures to evaluate the need for, and response to, respiratory therapy.
- Assists with placement of artificial airways. Initiates, monitors, and maintains mechanical ventilation.
- Administers respiratory care therapies, including oxygen delivery, aerosol medication delivery, and chest physiotherapy.
- Monitors patient for therapeutic response. Notifies provider and intervenes as appropriate in the event of an unintended response.
- Documents the administration of care in the patient medical record.
- Assists with transportation of ventilator-dependent patients.
- Responds to emergent patient situations and ensures airway integrity and adequate ventilation during resuscitation as required.
- Assists with deliveries as requested for neonatal resuscitation and/or stabilization.
- Instructs patient and family members in proper methods of respiratory therapy.
- Cleans and maintains respiratory equipment, and helps maintain department stock.
- Attends staff meetings, in-services, facility town hall meetings.
- Timely completion of all assigned educational assignments.
- Practices and adheres to the “Code of Conduct” and “Mission and Value Statement.”
- Performs all technical skills with efficiency, accuracy and safety while anticipating, troubleshooting, intervening, and managing crisis/emergency situations according to policy and procedure.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Willing to float between designated facilities in the West POD as assigned.
Education & Experience:
- Associate's Degree in Respiratory Therapy - Required
- Bachelor's Degree in Respiratory Therapy - Preferred
- 2+ years clinical experience - Required
- Currently licensed as a registered respiratory therapist or certified respiratory therapist in the state(s) of practice, in accordance with law and regulation.
- Basic Life Support (BLS)
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
- Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
- NICU experience REQUIRED
*Where applicable, instructor card accepted in place of student credential
At Medical City, you have options. You can choose from a variety of benefits to create a plan just for you. You can enroll in several different medical plans, if eligible, which includes vision and dental. You can even select additional à la carte benefits to meet all your needs. Enroll in our Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), 401k (100% annual match – 3% to 9% of pay based on years of service), flex spending accounts for medial and childcare needs, participate in our tuition reimbursement/assistance and student loan repayment programs, paid personal leave, identity theft protection discounts; auto, home, and life insurance options, and adoption assistance.
Medical City Healthcare is one of the region's largest, most comprehensive health care providers and includes 14 hospitals, 7 off-campus emergency rooms, more than 50 ambulatory sites, more than 7,000 active physicians and 15,000 employees in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
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