Texas General Hospital
  • - RESPIRATORY THERAPY
  • Grand Prairie, TX, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

POSITION SUMMARY

The Respiratory Therapist provides treatment, care and evaluation for patients with respiratory insufficiencies as ordered by physician according to established standards and practices.  Performs non-evasive cardiology diagnostic procedures on a patient upon physician request.  Performs a variety of duties relative to cleaning, disinfecting, and storing respiratory therapy equipment.  The tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Delivers and assesses responses to ordered therapy per plan of care including routine and intensive therapy and diagnostic procedures.
  • Utilizes various types of oxygen and other therapeutic gas equipment such as masks, tents and incubators.
  • Administers prescribed doses of medicinal gases and aerosol drugs.
  • Measures ventilatory volumes, pressures and blood gas analysis.
  • Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition and general acceptance of treatment.
  • Performs a variety of duties related to setting up, operating, cleaning, sterilizing, and storing respiratory therapy equipment.
  • Responds to emergency team calls.     
  • Educates patients and family members and provides information about community support groups and other available programs.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Licenses and Certification:  Current Texas RCP license.  Current NBRC Registered Respiratory Therapist.  Current BCLS certification, ACLS preferred. 

Education, Vocational Training, and Experience:  High school diploma or equivalent required.  Bachelor's degree preferred.  Successful completion of AMA approved school of Respiratory Therapy.      

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing. 

Ability to communicate in Spanish preferred.

Ability to work as a team with other members of the healthcare team to meet patient needs. 

Ability to interact in a positive manner and to communicate well with patients, families, co-workers, employees, supervisor and other hospital employees.




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