Baylor Scott & White Health Respiratory Therapist in Denton, Texas
Last Reviewed: March 4, 2019JOB SUMMARY:Respiratory therapy is a specialized discipline within the BSWH system. Respiratory therapists have 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 outcomes.Tier 2 Requirements: 1.Work minimum of 4 shifts per month. 2.Floats across 2 or more hospitals 3.Provide availability to work a minimum of 3 holidays per calendar year.WHAT IS EXPECTED (ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS):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 appropriate.Adheres to established policies within the BSWH system including but not limited to: infection control and isolation policies, HIPPA, 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 Baylor Scott and White leadership.Incorporates principles of continual quality improvement in all of aspects of clinical care, identifying opportunities as appropriate.Maintain knowledge of current RT practice and current healthcare information. Fulfills and maintains continuing educations requirements as deemed by the State of Texas Health and Human Services.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:General understanding of Respiratory Care modalities, therapies and medications. Acquires and maintains required certifications. Must be able to read, write and follow flow chart protocols as appropriate.General knowledge of computers including but not limited to: typing, electronic documentation, hand held scanner and email.Must be able to work under stressful conditions.Must have critical thinking and problem solving skills.Demonstrates ability to assemble complex equipment and perform tasks which require fine motor skills.The information contained in this job description is intended to describe the essential job functions required of those assigned to this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the job. Please note that management retains the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. The ability to competently perform all the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, demonstrated commitment to effective customer service delivery, integrity, and the ability to work productively as a member of a team or work group are basic requirements of all positions at Baylor Scott & White Healthcare.
EDUCATION - Assoc or Grad of an Accr Prog
EXPERIENCE - Minimum/no experience required
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.
PRN Night Tier II
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