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

JOB SUMMARY:

An RCP III is an advanced therapist who actively role models the behaviors associated with the art and science of Respiratory Care.  An RCP III mentors others 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 in developing their skills and knowledge regarding various respiratory modalities. 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.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Educational Requirements: Graduate of an AMA approved Respiratory Care program or its equivalent

2. Experience Requirements: 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.


3. Certificates, Licenses and Registrations Required

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 is required.
Must maintain BLS, ACLS and NRP certifications.

4. Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

Must demonstrate interpersonal skills with all levels of healthcare team.
Must have demonstrated skills in developing the functional skills of others in addition to the ability to analyze and solve problems.

5. Working Environment

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.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  

Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact), Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking), Writing /Composing (Reports)           

Bilingual Skills Preferred but not required   
   
Work Schedule: Weekends, Holidays

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