Company: Baylor Scott & White Health
Posted on: January 7, 2022
The Registered Respiratory Therapist has advanced knowledge and
training of the cardiopulmonary system that is used to manage and
treat patients. Therapists will use different scientific
principles, therapies, and techniques to optimize patient care and
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Performs and directs the administration of respiratory care
services (including but not limited to oxygen therapy, aerosol
therapy, inhaled medication, airway clearance, invasive and
non-invasive ventilation and bedside spirometry), as ordered by a
patients attending physician, in a quality manner that is in
accordance with established procedures. Administers cardiopulmonary
resuscitation in emergency situations.
Reviews physician's orders, analyzes patient's diagnostic test
results and provides appropriate therapy based on the patients
current clinical condition. If appropriate, implements approved
protocols as directed by physician.
Performs routine and advanced respiratory therapy; prioritizing
patient needs in a rapidly changing environment.
Instructs patient in the use of various respiratory care equipment
in a thorough and professional manner. Assesses patient response to
therapy and coaches the patient to improve technique.
Documents all treatments and therapies given, any supplies used,
and accurately files all corresponding charges. Reports outcomes of
therapeutic interventions and makes recommendations as
Adheres to established policies including but not limited to:
infection control and isolation policies, HIPAA, time and
attendance, and social media.
Works willingly and professionally with other employees, healthcare
professionals, and students.
Takes responsibility and initiative to understand and complete any
professional or technical requirements set by leadership.
Incorporates principles continuous quality improvement in all of
aspects of clinical care, identifying opportunities as
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
General understanding of Respiratory Care modalities, therapies,
equipment and medications.
Must be able to read, write and follow flow chart protocols as
Must be able to work under stressful conditions.
Must have critical thinking and problem solving skills.
General computer skills, including but not limited to: typing,
information security, electronic medical documentation, hand held
scanning and email.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following
- Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
- 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
- Tuition Reimbursement
- PTO accrual beginning Day 1
Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
- EDUCATION - Associate's or 2 years of work experience above the
- EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience
- CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION -
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP): Licensed by the State of Texas
Medical Board as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP).
Registered Respiratory Therapi (RRT): Registered Respiratory
Therapist (RRT) from the National Board Respiratory Care.
Keywords: Baylor Scott & White Health, Beaumont , Respiratory Therapist, Healthcare , Beaumont, Texas
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