Respiratory Therapist - AdventHealth Central Texas
Location Address: 2201 S Clear Creek Rd., Killeen, TX 76549
Our team members are nationally recognized for delivering the highest level of care. We offer the latest advances in medicine and provide uncommon compassion as part of our faith-based approach to wellness. Our employees make a difference on a higher level by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. At AdventHealth Central Texas & AdventHealth Rollins Brook, you will receive a competitive salary while experiencing the freedom to deliver the best care for patientsâ™ bodies, minds, and spirits in a way you feel passionate about. There is no better place to make a true impact in the lives of others.
Top Reasons to Work At AdventHealth Central Texas, Killeen, TX
Â§Located in the heart of Texas, AdventHealth Central Texas and AdventHealth Rollins Brook provide care for the citizens of Bell, Coryell and Lampasas counties.
Â§Both AdventHealth Central Texas and AdventHealth Rollins Brook are committed to reinvesting in the community by offering the services, technologies and facilities to set the standard with the continually changing healthcare industry.
Â§As a member of our team of more than 1,000 employees you will enjoy competitive salaries, exceptional benefits and opportunities for growth while working in an environment that is centered around our mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ.
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You Will Be Responsible For:
Receives and provides report regarding progress of all patients receiving therapy
Prioritizes work appropriately and ensures all work completed
Interacts with all members of the health care team to assure efficient problem resolution
Assess need for and initiates oxygen therapy, assessing efficacy and appropriateness through use of physical assessment, Spo2 and arterial blood gas sampling and interaction.
Works closely with nurses and physicians to aid with all aspects of patient care.
Reviews patientâ™s charts and notes any changes in therapy before each procedure; documents all procedures appropriately
Notifies appropriate personnel of any adverse reactions to therapy of practice.
Seeks guidance and direction as necessary for performance of duties.
Strives to accommodate changing needs of the department while maintaining high productivity, availability, and efficient use of physical resources and supplies.
Performs age specific care for age categories: infant, child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations.
Reviews, collects, and evaluates pertinent and relevant clinical data
Performs basic therapeutic procedures for infant, child, adult, and geriatric patients
Communicates changes in treatment plans with other respiratory staff
Provides effective education to patients, students, and co-workers.
Performs procedures within the scope of practice as defined by the departmental policy and procedure manual and development level attained.
Responds to announced emergency situations
Notifies nursing of any adverse reaction to therapy
Adheres to infection prevention policies and procedures.
Documents and charges in the patientâ™s electronic medical record accurately.
Uphold professional standards for performance and conduct
Participates in departmental, hospital, and community in-services/education/training
Maintains membership in professional organization
Actively participates in performance improvement
Actively participates in positive skills mentorship for other staff.
Active participation in department to include meeting attendance, project participation, participation in team discussions and/or huddles, review of email and huddle board at least once per shift worked
Knowledgeable in regulatory standards as they apply to the department and position
Leaves work area such as workstation, med cart, vent tops, and bedsides in good order and ready for the next shift (to include removing unused meds from cart, returning unused supplies, removing dirty/unused equipment, updating report sheets/boards, etc.)
Clocks in on time and clocks out on time to maintain fiscal responsibility.
Always adheres to Standards of Professional Behavior, Values, Mission, and Vision. Avoids unprofessional activities such as gossip, negative conversations and behavior, 'pot-stirring', complaining, etc. Always displays a positive, helpful, and willing attitude along with appropriate communication to RT and interdisciplinary teammates. Displays respect at all times to RT and interdisciplinary team mates, patients, families, and visitors. Does not use the ideology of 'it's not my job'.Emphasizes inclusion and diversity of thought, action, and person.
What You Will Need:
Extensive knowledge of clinical applications, principles, and practices of respiratory critical care and an ability to act quickly and competently in emergency situations.
Graduation from a program approved by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoArc) or a successor accrediting authority
Licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner by the state of Texas
Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential from the National Board of Respiratory Care
Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)
Experience in ED, ICU, and neonatal settings preferred
2 or more years of acute care experience preferred
ACLS, PALS, NRP Certifications preferred
Active AARC Membership preferred
The Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) is responsible for providing basic and advanced respiratory services to infant, pediatric, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients.The RRT performs routine respiratory clinical care including medication administration, arterial puncture, breathing exercises and retraining, initiation and monitoring of oxygen therapy and pulse oximeters.In addition, the RRT performs critical care duties including the initiation of, management, and discontinuation of mechanical ventilation, endotracheal intubation assist, airway care and attendance at deliveries and cardiopulmonary resuscitations dependent upon the RRT level of professional development attained. May perform routine and emergency care for age categories infant, child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations.
AdventHealth Greater Orlando (formerly Florida Hospital) is one of the largest faith-based health care providers in the United States. For 150 years, we have carried on a tradition of providing whole-person care that not only addresses patients' physical ailments, but also supports their emotional and spiritual well-being. We demonstrate the same level of compassion and care for our employees as well, doing all that we can to help them realize their full potential – both personally and professionally.