HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) - Part time Days (Rotating Weekends) in Round Rock, Texas

St. David’s Round Rock Medical Centeris part ofSt. David’s HealthCare, one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized with aMalcolm Baldrige National Quality Awardin 2014. With 171 beds, the hospital’s comprehensive services include advanced cardiac care at the Heart Hospital of Austin at St. David's Round Rock—the first specialized cardiac facility in Williamson County—with the only Hybrid Operating Room (OR) in the county; as well as emergency services in a 24-hour emergency department, including advanced trauma care with a Level II Trauma Center; St. David's Urgent Care Round Rock; and St. David's Emergency Center in Cedar Park. St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center is also known for providing advanced orthopedic and robotic services, among other complex specialties. In 2016, the hospital received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence fromHealthgradesand also earned a national distinction for patient safety fromThe Leapfrog Group.

St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center provides comprehensive health care to residents of Williamson and surrounding counties. As a leader in the region, St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center provides leading-edge care in Cardiac Services, Emergency & Trauma, Surgical Services, Orthopedics & Joint Replacement, St. David's Neuroscience & Spine Institute and Rehabilitation.

  • Magnet Pathways designated
  • Malcolm Baldrige award recipient
  • 100 Top Hospitals, Thomson Reuters (2012)
  • Texas Ten Step Facility

The Registered Respiratory Therapist (RTT) assesses, plans, performs, directs, and documents the delivery of age specific patient care utilizing the Cardiopulmonary Care process set by community and accreditation standards with Medical Director’s approval.

__ _ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES_

Department specific functions

  • Recognizes symptoms of cardiac arrest, respiratory distress and/or other impending crisis and initiates the necessary emergency response.
  • Identifies, labels, and dispenses medications and solutions safely and documents patient response to pertinent medications.
  • Communicates with Physicians and accepts verbal orders.
  • Certified to draw arterial blood gases, complete instrument analysis, and communicate interpretation as appropriate.
  • Competency in twelve lead EKG testing.
  • Performs pulmonary evaluation tests at the bedside.
  • Competency in Holter monitoring.
  • Competency in Stress Testing (Nuclear and Cardiac).
  • Participates in the QA, maintenance and Proficiency Testing of blind samples of blood gas instruments. Prepares and dispenses medications and solutions.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of all Medications/Solutions usage.

  • Administers prescribed pharmaceuticals.
  • Identifies, labels, and dispenses medications and solutions safely and documents patient response to pertinent medications.

Assess patients’ condition prior to and during all exams.

  • Provides optimum patient care during exams.
  • Immobilizes patients as required for appropriate examinations.
  • Corroborates patient’s clinical history with procedure, assuring information is documented and available for use by licensed practitioner. Care of patient is appropriate to the patient’s age, development age, education needs, and family/guardian expectations. Professional development
  • Maintains and increases standards of performance and education.
  • Takes initiative to increase job knowledge through additional training, cross training skill development and/or continuing education.
  • Maintains continuing education requirements to remain compliant with licensure/certification where applicable.

Communication/Public Relations/Customer Service

  • Understands his/her role in organization regarding customer service.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity communicating with visitors, patients, physicians, and co-workers.
  • Consistently communicates verbally and non-verbally in a manner that demonstrates a positive and cooperative attitude.
  • All phone communications will be performed in a kind, considerate, and professional manner. Follows and adheres to facility and department guidelines (policies/procedures)

  • Maintains patient confidentiality at all times.

  • Attends or fulfills requirements for all mandatory hospital in-services to include annual education, safety update and training by anniversary date.
  • Attends at least 80% of department meetings on a regular basis.
  • Will keep director/supervisor informed of potential problems.
  • Adheres to attendance policy, will not have excessive unexcused absences, or tardiness (familiar with policy/procedure).
  • Consistently adheres to department/hospital dress code policy.
  • Notifies the appropriate personnel of supply/equipment needs.
  • Regularly reviews hospital information and/or attends educational activities related to safety and injury prevention (annually).
  • Demonstrates adherence to universal precautions, aseptic techniques utilizing proper precautions. Quality/Performance Improvement

  • Demonstrates an ongoing knowledge of, and participation in the Department based Quality and Performance Improvement Program.

  • Demonstrates an ongoing knowledge of Hospital Performance/Process Improvement Plan and participates as a team member.
  • Is alert to potential improvement opportunities.

_KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES_ Must be able to demonstrate understanding of national patient safety initiatives by strict compliance to all safety protocols and procedures as required by both HCA and Round Rock Medical Center. Able to demonstrate competency in all aspects of Cardiopulmonary Care. Certified in Basic Life Support. Prefer Certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Prefer Certification in Neonatal Resuscitation Program. Computer literate. _EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE_ Required: Graduate of an accredited program in Respiratory Care Two years of clinical experience

Preferred: B.S. degree in Respiratory Care Three years of clinical Cardiopulmonary/Neurology Care

_LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES_ RCP through State of Texas/RTT ACLS / BLS

Job: *Therapy & Rehabilitation

Title: Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) - Part time Days (Rotating Weekends)

Location: Texas-Round Rock-Round Rock Medical Center

Requisition ID: 06240-60800