Respiratory Therapist - Children's
Company: Memorial Hermann Health System
Location: Sugar Land
Posted on: September 16, 2023
At Memorial Hermann, we pursue a common goal of delivering high
quality, efficient care while creating exceptional experiences for
every member of our community. When we say every member of our
community, that includes our employees. We know that when our
employees feel cared for, heard and valued, they are inspired to
create moments that exceed expectations, while prioritizing safety,
compassion, personalization and efficiency. If you want to advance
your career and contribute to our vision of creating healthier
communities, now and for generations to come, we want you to be a
part of our team.
Position responsible for recommending and administering basic and
advanced therapeutic and diagnostic procedures, including arterial
blood gases, neonatal procedures, trauma care and ventilator
transports, to patients with respiratory disorders, including
patients in adult and neonatal critical care units. Functions as a
resource to RCP I and RCP II's. Participates and leads advanced
patient education. Actively involved in departmental operations.Job
The Respiratory team at Memorial Hermann Children's Hospital is a
collaborative close-knit team with a culture focused on education
and growth. Here, your expertise is trusted and valued by all
clinicians working together to provide quality patient care. You
will have the opportunity to learn new skills such as ECMO or join
the Transport team and fly with Life-flight. You will have the
tools and support you need on every shift provided by shift
supervisors, Clinical Practice leaders, and equipment techs.
Children's Memorial Hermann, Level I Trauma Center boasts: Academic
Center affiliation with UT Health Science Center, NICU Level IV,
Pediatric CV heart program, ECMO, PICU, dedicated ER,
Neonatal/Pediatric Transport and Ground/Flight transport teams,
clinical research involvement opportunities, career ladder for
advancement and professional advancement in leadership positions
--- Clinical Practice Leaders
--- Shift Supervisor
--- Relief Shift Supervisor
--- Department Educator
2+ years ICU experience highly preferred
Education: Bachelor's degree preferred.
- Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT). Registered Respiratory
Therapist (RRT) preferred.
- Current Respiratory Care Practitioner License or Temporary
Respiratory Care Practitioner License.
- Basic Life Support Certification
- Two (2) of the following are preferred: ACLS, PALS, NRP, CPFT,
RPFT, RPSGT, Asthma Certified Educator, NRP Instructor, ACLS
Instructor, PALS Instructor, or BLS Instructor.
Experience / Knowledge / Skills:
- RCP I
- RCP II = 1-3 years
- RCP III = 3-10 years
- RCP IV = 10+ years
- Two (2) years of critical care experience, preferred.
- Effective oral and written communication skills.
- The position requires occasional lifting and carrying of up to
50 pounds; prolonged standing; frequent walking, stooping and
- The visual ability to monitor instruments, computers and
equipment, recognize alphanumeric characters, distinguish colors
and observe physical characteristics are essential to this
- Performs duties in a manner to promote quality patient care and
customer service, while promoting safety, cost efficiency and a
commitment to quality care.
- Performs respiratory care procedures: administer medical gases,
medication, and aerosols for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes
and provide patient education.
- Follows written orders from physicians in administering drugs
and medication to the cardiopulmonary system of patients, evaluate
treatment provided and take appropriate action.
- Performs patient assessment and basic interpretation of
arterial blood gases, pulmonary function testing and chest x-rays
as indicated in Skills Check Off list.
- Provides expert respiratory advice and recommendations to
physicians and other staff for population served.
- Communicates effectively with professional colleagues. Manages
time effectively. Documents appropriately in the medical records
and completes other documentation duties accurately and efficiently
according to policies and procedures.
- Remains current in respiratory care through continuing
education, participation in services, and review of journals.
Assists in clinic education efforts for patients, staff, hospital,
system and/or the community.
- Ensures safe care to patients, staff and visitors; adheres to
all Memorial Hermann policies, procedures, and standards within
budgetary specifications including time management, supply
management, productivity and quality of service.
- Promotes individual professional growth and development by
meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills
competency; supports department-based goals which contribute to the
success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor and
resource to less experienced staff.
- Demonstrates commitment to caring for every member of our
community by creating compassionate and personalized experiences.
Models Memorial Hermann's service standards by providing safe,
caring, personalized and efficient experiences to patients and
- Other duties as assigned.
Employee Signature: Date:
Manager Signature: Date:
Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to
provide care appropriate to the patient served. Must demonstrate
knowledge of the principles of growth and development as it relates
to the different life cycles. Specific age groups that are served
by this position are circled:
Neonate Infant Pediatric Adolescent Adult Adult/Geriatric
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