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Respiratory Therapist - Children's

Company: Memorial Hermann Health System
Location: Sugar Land
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:

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.

Job Summary

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 Description
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 such as:

--- Clinical Practice Leaders
--- Shift Supervisor
--- Relief Shift Supervisor
--- Department Educator
2+ years ICU experience highly preferred

Minimum Qualifications

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 squatting.
    • The visual ability to monitor instruments, computers and equipment, recognize alphanumeric characters, distinguish colors and observe physical characteristics are essential to this position.

      Principal Accountabilities
      • 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 colleagues.
      • 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

Keywords: Memorial Hermann Health System, Sugar Land , Respiratory Therapist - Children's, Healthcare , Sugar Land, Texas

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