Job Description

At Harris Health System, we champion better health for our patients, their families and our community, by connecting them to an integrated healthcare system that provides high-quality healthcare. Harris Health focuses on the delivery of primary care, wellness and prevention services to the residents of Harris County, Texas, through its extensive network of inpatient and outpatient facilities. Harris Health is a proud recipient of the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered medical homes. Harris Health's medical faculty and residents are provided by its nationally recognized medical school partners: Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Skills / Requirements

A Registered Respiratory Therapist has been validated by successful completion of NBRC requirements for professional RCP license and has greater than 1 year work experience in respiratory care.
Provides all aspects of Respiratory Care to patients in assigned areas according to hospital and departmental guidelines, policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications
Graduate of an AMA approved Respiratory Care program or its equivalent

Greater than 1 year clinical experience in respiratory care, preferably in neonatal and/or adult intensive care units.

Current licensure from Texas Medical Board to practice as a Respiratory Care Practitioner.

Registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care as a Registered Respiratory Therapist.

Current BLS is mandatory and must be maintained.

NRP is mandatory and must be maintained if assigned to work in the neonatal ICU.

Basic computer skills required.

Must be knowledgeable in the current practices of Respiratory Care including protocol management.

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.

Application Instructions

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