HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Respiratory Care Practitioner PRN in Jourdanton, Texas

Methodist South Hospital Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) As Needed (PRN)


On July 1, 2017, South Texas Regional Medical Center became part of the Methodist Healthcare System family, the most preferred and respected healthcare provider in the area. With this change of ownership, we are now known as Methodist Hospital South. Even though our name has changed, the heart of our hospital remains; it just got a little bigger. The foundation we now stand on is faith-based and driven by our commitment to “Serving Humanity to Honor God”.

Our clinical team is comprised of healthcare professionals with years of training and experience. These doctors, nurses, technicians, and support team members also bring compassion to their work. They are committed to working together to help ensure that your medical needs are anticipated and addressed. We consider you and your family our teammates in this journey. You are our friends and our neighbors. And we remain your hometown hospital. On behalf of everyone at Methodist Hospital South, we thank you. We value your trust and will work tirelessly to exceed your expectations. www.methodisthospitalsouth.com .*

The Respiratory Care Practitioner assesses, treats, and cares for patients with pulmonary disorders. The Respiratory Care Practitioner is responsible for the clinical administration of all therapeutic and diagnostic respiratory care modalities offered by the department.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Operates and sets up devices such as: mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration, aerosol generators, and disposable respiratory care products.

  • Provides emergency care, including: artificial ventilation, external cardiac massage, and assists staff with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

  • Collects and analyzes arterial blood gases and is able to recognize normal, abnormal, and critical values. If critical values are recognized, the Respiratory Care Practitioner is able to provide appropriate corrective intervention.

  • Follows physician orders for treatment and evaluates requirements for treatment, such as: treatment type, mode and duration of therapy, universal precautions, and medication dosage.

  • Monitors patients response to therapy by evaluation of vital signs, arterial blood gases, auscultation of breath sounds, pulse oximetry and end-tidal CO2 measurement.

  • Consults with physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals for changes in patient’s status. The Respiratory Care Practitioner works as part of a team to manage the patients plan of care.

    Minimum Education, Experience, Training, Required Knowledge, Skill, Abilities and Other Job-Related Characteristics:

    Education

  • Graduate of a Respiratory Therapy Program

    Experience

  • 2 years of current Acute care experience

  • Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population served (if applicable).

    Minimum License, Certificates, or Registrations Required: Required

  • Respiratory Care Practitioner license with the Texas Medical Board.

  • Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) or Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential from the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC).

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) upon hire and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications required within 90 days of employment. Preferred

    1. Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and or Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) must be obtained within 90 days of employment if required by the department.

Job: *Therapy & Rehabilitation

Title: Respiratory Care Practitioner PRN

Location: Texas-Jourdanton-Methodist Hospital South

Requisition ID: 26890-87677