HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) - Nights in Austin, Texas
St. David’s South Austin Medical Center provides convenient, comprehensive healthcare and leading-edge services in Women’s Health, St. David's Neuroscience & Spine Institute, Oncology, Heart and Vascular, Surgical Services (including da Vinci robotics), Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. The hospital recently underwent a $72 million expansion, and will be the site of Austin's first bone marrow transplant center.
The Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) performs the daily routine/critical care and diagnostic procedures as ordered by the Physician. Further, the RRT is responsible for performing basic equipment maintenance, quality control measures and other administrative, technical, or miscellaneous relevant tasks as might be required.
PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES *
Demonstrate knowledge, clinical application and indications for various Oxygen and Aerosol Therapeutic Regimens,;Airway Pressure Therapy techniques;Chest Percussion and Postural Drainage techniques,;Volume Ventilators, both Invasive and Noninvasive Ventilation, will orient to Ventilator used at this facility in first 90 days;CPAP and BIPAP; Suction airway via Endotracheal Tube and NTS.
Conduct and document Ventilator Checks at regular intervals assuring all relevant information is recorded.
Respond to Code Leos and ensure airway integrity and adequate ventilation during resuscitation as required.
Demonstrate knowledge and safe practice of performing both radial and brachial arterial puncture, achieving a radial artery puncture rate of at least 85%; obtaining an Arterial Specimen via an Arterial Line.
Demonstrate appropriate Blood Sampling technique for all sample types on the IL GEM 3500 and 4000 Blood Gas Analyzers.
Demonstrate knowledge and competence of acquiring acceptable EKG tracings using both the GE and Philips EKG Systems, EKG Data Management system, Epiphany (HeartSuite).
Achieve and demonstrate a working knowledge of Meditech including Lab, Order Entry and Nursing Modules as well as achieving a charting percentage of at least 98.
Degree from accredited Respiratory Care Program
RRT authority of National Board for Respiratory Care
RCP authority of Texas Medical Board
BLS authority American Heart Association
ACLS Authority American Heart Association within 90 days of hire
EXPERIENCE PREFERRED *
** Minimum of one year clinical experience
Job: *Therapy & Rehabilitation
Title: Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) - Nights
Location: Texas-Austin-South Austin Medical Center
Requisition ID: 00196-58213