HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Registered Respiratory Therapist PRN in Austin, Texas
Located in central Austin, St. David’s Medical Center includes a 350-bed acute care hospital and a 64- bed rehabilitation hospital providing comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care. It is home to the internationally renownedTexas Cardiac Arrhythmia InstituteandSt. David’s Neuroscience & Spine Institute. The hospital provides a complete range of women’s services, including its acclaimed maternity unit, maternal-fetal medicine, a high-risk maternal and neonatal transport team, the region’s largest and most sophisticated Neonatal Intensive Care Unit andThe Breast Center; complex surgical services; a comprehensiveBariatric Surgery Center; and a 24-hour emergency department.
St. David’s Medical Center was named among the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals byTruven Health Analyticsfrom 2010 to 2016. Truven also named St. David’s Medical Center to the list of 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in 2013, 2015 and 2016. The hospital earned a national distinction for patient safety fromThe Leapfrog Groupfrom 2012 to 2016, and it received the 2016 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence fromHealthgradesfor the fifth consecutive year, as well as Healthgrades’ 2016 America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™ for the second consecutive year.
The Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) administers respiratory care to patients as ordered by the attending physician. Conducts diagnostic procedures to evaluate the need for, and response to, therapy.
_Knowledge, Skills and Abilities_ * Respects and maintains the confidentiality of information relative to patient care * Uses a wide range of therapeutic and diagnostic modalities in the treatment of cardiopulmonary diseases and conditions including oxygen and other specialty gases, aerosolized drugs, chest physiotherapy, resuscitators, ventilators, aspirators, pulmonary function, arterial blood analysis * Capable of monitoring and treating patients ranging from neonatal to geriatric * Works closely with physicians, nurses, and other allied health professionals; other contacts include visitors, vendors, and staff from other area hospitals * Ability to write accurate and concise clinical documents * Ability to communicate effectively at all levels within the department and with department customers * Must be able to demonstrate understanding of HCA’s and St. David’s “Patients First” safety initiative by strict compliance to all safety protocols and procedures * Recognizes that variables such as age, race, nationality, culture, disease-causing vulnerabilities, socioeconomic factors affect the patient populations under their care as defined in the unit’s provision of care statements * Uses interventions appropriate to these factors (e.g., interpreter, dietary preferences, social service consult, etc.) * Expected to abide by all policies and procedures and inquire when needed for clarification
Education Sufficient college credits to qualify for registry exam or Graduate of AMA approved Respiratory Therapist program required
Experience Acute care hospital experience preferred
License / Certification(s) Required: Registered Respiratory Therapist credential by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) Licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner by the State of Texas Valid Basic Cardiac Life Support certification with specialization for healthcare providers Preferred: ACLS and/or NRP NRP required for all NICU staff ACLS required for all ICU staff
Job: *Therapy & Rehabilitation
Title: Registered Respiratory Therapist PRN
Location: Texas-Austin-St. David%27s Medical Center
Requisition ID: 06676-62880