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Registered Respiratory Therapist RRT

Company: Las Palmas Medical Center
Location: El Paso
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Job Description:

Description

SHIFT: Nights (rotating weekends)

SCHEDULE: Full-time

About Las Palmas

Medical Center

Las Palmas Medical Center offers

comprehensive services and special expertise in Emergency Room Medicine (Level

III Trauma), Cardiology, Women?s Services, Labor & Delivery, Neonatal

Intensive Care, Neuroscience, Pediatric care, and Wound Care Management. Las

Palmas Medical Center is also the only Kidney Transplant Center in the Region.

Las Palmas Rehabilitation Hospital is a separate facility with newly renovated

patient rooms, exercise equipment and cafeteria. The physicians, nurses and

staff at our 325-bed facility are committed to caring for our community with

compassionate, quality healthcare.

Benefits

We offer an excellent total

compensation package, for various positions including competitive salary,

excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and

your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO

medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement,

employee discount program, employee stock

purchase program. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic

opportunity.

POSITION SUMMARY:  Knowledge of patient responses to medication, side

effects and proper dosages used in respiratory therapy.  Able to communicate effectively with

physicians, patient, nursing and other allied health practitioners, other

managers, the public and administration.

Ability to teach/instruct, assess and reassess others as needed.  Recognizes and reports patient abuse and

neglect.  Basic knowledge of dynamic and

static pulmonary function values and knowledge of generally accepted practices

in respiratory care as prescribed by the physician for all age groups.  Demonstrates knowledge in the delivery, setup

and maintenance of respiratory therapy equipment based on routine and

non-routine applications.  Performs

patient assessment and recommend appropriate therapeutic and diagnostic

modalities per department protocols.

Responsible for establishing and assisting with maintenance of arterial

lines.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Therapist must exhibit appropriate knowledge and skills needed for the administration of general respiratory pharmacology and therapeutics, to include: patient education, patient assessment, patient responses, accurate dosing and side effects in all appropriate age groups.

Therapist must also demonstrate the skills and ability to make appropriate therapeutic changes (recommendations) in patient care to reflect medications, therapeutic modality, and equipment use.

Therapist must demonstrate knowledge and ability to adhere to facility infection control standards and identify and report potential or violations of the documented standards.

Therapist must demonstrate knowledge, skill, and ability to troubleshoot and maintain equipment, including proper cleaning, disinfecting, and sterilization of reusable patient and non-patient equipment.

Therapist must demonstrate the ability to professionally and effectively communicate with all internal and external customers.

Therapist must demonstrate the knowledge and ability to provide resourceful clinical information and education to internal and external customers.

Therapist must demonstrate the skills needed to recognize and report suspected abuse and neglect in all patient age groups, as outlined by state and federal law.

Therapist must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and ability to assess and document pain in the patient, as outlined in the facility pain management program.

Therapist must demonstrate knowledge, skills and ability to recognize and report any safety issues observed in the patient and non-patient areas of the facility.

Therapist must demonstrate knowledge and ability to adhere to facility Patient rights (including privacy) standards and identify and report and potential or violations of the documented standards, state, or federal laws.

Therapist must demonstrate knowledge and ability to adhere to the professional code of ethics as established by the AARC.

Qualifications

REQUIRED

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS

BLS provider (American Heart Association standards).

Registered by the National Board of Respiratory Therapy RRT

Current Texas Respiratory Care License

REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

Certificate of Completion or Education Degree (Associates or Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care) from an accredited college or university.

PREFERRED EDUCATION, LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION,

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

Current ACLS, PALS, and NRP provider preferred.

1-year experience in critical care, including but not limited to ER, ICU/CCU, PICU, and/or SCN (ICN).

Knowledge and skilled in the use of personal computers and/or healthcare information technology.

Knowledge of JCAHO and CAP/CLIA standards.

S.T.A.B.L.E.

Clinical experience in an acute care or rehabilitation setting.

Notice

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