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Texas Children's Hospital
Job Title: Resp Care Prct, Adv (Main Campus) - Transport Services Job ID: 127437 Location: Medical Center, Houston, TX Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular Shift: 7am-7pm Texas Children's Hospital is an internationally recognized full-care pediatric hospital located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston. One of the best pediatric hospitals in the United States, Texas Children's Hospital is dedicated to providing the finest possible pediatric patient care, education and research.
Texas Children's is nationally ranked in the top five among children's hospitals by both Child magazine and U.S. News World Report. The hospital has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthrough developments in the treatment of cancer, diabetes, asthma, HIV, premature babies, and cardiogenic and attention-related disorders.
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Administer a variety of respiratory care procedures for patients ranging from neonates to adults.
Perform patient care assessment, medication delivery and airway clearance techniques. Provide ventilatory support. Perform specialty tasks (cath lab, bronchoscopies, in-house transports to testing or transfer units). Document patient related activities. Perform medical record review to ensure physician's orders for respiratory care are current. Provide suggestions and input into patient's plan of care, attempt to initiate respiratory protocols for applicable patients and attend physician rounds. Receive, document and initiate orders pertaining to respiratory care modalities. Provide orientation/reinforcement to respiratory care modalities pertaining to the disease process. Provide information to patients and families concerning their understanding of, cooperation with and participation in their own care upon admission. Provide patient education for home care, including but not limited to the following modalities: patient assessment, medication delivery, airway clearance techniques, mechanical ventilation.
Knowledge and Skills:
Knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology of the cardiopulmonary systems and infection control; disease states, pathophysiology and pharmacology; operation of equipment used to administer routine respiratory care therapeutic modalities; special procedures (once trained). Ability to be articulate, courteous and supportive in dealing with hospital, administrative and departmental personnel, patients and parents with ability to honor confidentiality; to independently treat patients from all departments by following the established therapy plan of care; demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills; demonstrate good customer service; utilize basic office equipment and a personal computer.
Education, Licensure and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalent; a graduate of an A.M.A approved certification/registry program OR may be a graduate of an A.M.A. approved bachelor degree program in respiratory care; a current license to practice respiratory care the in the State of Texas and Registered Respiratory Therapist with the National Board for Respiratory Care. Certification in basic cardiac life support is required. One (1) year clinical experience in both critical and non-critical care areas (with a minimum of six (6) months experience in critical care) is preferred.