Respiratory Care Practitioner I ***10K Retention Bonus*** - LBJ Hospital (7am-7pm)
Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.
Skills / Requirements
A Certified Respiratory Therapist (current employee) or a newly graduated Registered Respiratory Therapist, with less than one year of work experience at Harris Health System. Entry level knowledge base has been validated by successful completion of NBRC requirements for professional RCP licensure.
Administer medical gas, aerosol, continuous mechanical ventilation and other modalities under the supervision of the supervisor. Demonstrate competence to adapt work and customer service assistance methods to accommodate the unique physical, psychosocial cultural, safety and other developmental needs of patients served by the department.
Provides all aspects of Respiratory Care to patients in assigned areas according to hospital and departmental guidelines, policies and procedures.
Graduate of an AMA approved Respiratory Care program or its equivalent
Zero - one year of clinical experience in respiratory care, preferably in neonatal and/or adult intensive care units.
Certificates, Licenses and Registrations Required:
Current licensure from Texas Medical Board to practice as a Respiratory Care Practitioner.
Current credentials by the National Board for Respiratory Care as either a Certified Respiratory Therapist(current employee) or a Registered Respiratory Therapist (if new grad).
Current BLS is mandatory and must be maintained.
Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Basic computer skills required; Must be knowledgeable in the current practices of Respiratory Care;
Must have a demonstrated ability to effectively communicate verbally with other members of the health care team.
Must have the ability to build and sustain interpersonal relationships with all members of the healthcare team.
Patient care units including critical care and ER.
Exposure to blood and body fluids.
Universal precautions required.
Extended periods of walking and standing required.
Minimal lifting, pushing and pulling required.
Normal shift work of 12 hours.
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact); Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking); Writing /Composing; (Reports)
Bilingual Skills Preferred
Work Schedule: Weekends; Holidays