Respiratory Care Practitioner III Night Shift
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 RCP III is a Registered Respiratory Therapist who has been validated by successful completion of the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) requirements for professional RCP license by the Texas Medical Board and have minimum of 4 years of work experience in respiratory care.
An RCP III is an advanced respiratory therapist who actively role models the behaviors associated with the art and science of Respiratory Care. An RCP III mentors others (therapists, physicians, nurses) and creates an environment for the delivery of safe patient care by being recognized as an expert in various modalities of Respiratory Care. They assist others (therapists, physicians, nurses) in developing their skills and knowledge regarding various respiratory modalities.
Associates Degree; Graduate of Respiratory Care program accredited by the commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) or other accrediting body approved by the Advisory Board.
Bachelor's Degree Preferred; Graduate of a Respiratory Care program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) or other accrediting body approved by the Advisory Board
Licenses & Certifications:
-Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) from the National Board for Respiratory Care.
- Basic Life Support from the American Heart Association (AHA)
-ACLS from the American Heart Association (AHA)
-Respiratory Care Practitioner from the Texas Medical Board
--NRP from American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) is required if working on Neonatal Unit
Four (4) Years Work Experience in a Respiratory Care Department as a practicing therapist in the; IMU, Emergency Center and All Adult ICUs (Or) Neonatal ICU.
Language Skills: Bilingual preferred
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact), Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking), Writing /Composing (Reports)
Work Schedule: Weekends; Twelve hour shifts, Holidays; Rotating