Sup Resp Care Pract 5+ YOE (Ben Taub Hospital)
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 Registered Respiratory Therapist 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 has greater than 5 yeas of work experience in respiratory care.
Associate's Degree; 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.
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 certification from the American Heart Association (AHA) required
-Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) preferred
-Neonatal Resuscitation Program from American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) is mandatory for working in neonatal ICU (NRP may be obtained within 90 days of employment)
-Respiratory Care Practitioner from the Texas Medical Board
Work Experience: Five (5) year experience in a Respiratory Care Department as a practicing therapist.
Language Skills: Bilingual preferred
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact)
Weekdays; Twelve hour shifts
Weekends; Twelve hour shifts