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Registered Respiratory Therapist RRT

Company: Las Palmas Medical Center
Location: El Paso
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Job Description:

Description

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, student loan assistance program, and employee stock purchase program. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.

Introduction

Are you looking for a work environment where diversity and inclusion thrive? Submit your application for our Respiratory Care Practioner RRT opening with Las Palmas Medical Center today and find out what it truly means to be a part of the HCA Healthcare team.

Benefits

At Las Palmas Medical Center, we want to ensure your needs are met. We offer eligible colleagues an attractive benefit package that includes medical, wellbeing, dental and vision benefits along with some unique benefits including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Flexible Spending
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Personal Leave
  • 401K(100% annual match - 3% to 9% of pay based on years of service)
  • Academic Assistance and Reimbursements for Tuition and Student Loans
  • Employee Discounts including Tickets, Retail, Mental Health Apps, Education Apps, Identity Theft Protection etc.
  • HomeAuto, and Pet Insurance
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)
  • Short Term Long Term Disability coverage
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Legal Benefits and lots more!

Learn more about Employee Benefits

We are seeking a Respiratory Care Practitioner RRT for our team to ensure that we continue to provide all patients with high quality, efficient care. Did you get into our industry for these reasons? We are an amazing team that works hard to support each other and are seeking a phenomenal addition like you who feels patient care is as meaningful as we do. We want you to apply!

Job Summary and Qualifications

*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.

PERFORMANCE OUTCOMES:

1. Individual Leadership: Demonstrates confidence in own skills, knowledge and ability and opportunities for personal growth and ability to accept and adapt change.

2. Customer Service: Demonstrates customer service skills with both internal and external customers.

3. Transcultural Sensitivity: Treats patients/customers as individuals with unique values, beliefs, and practices.

4. Risk Management/Patient/Customer Safety: Demonstrates patient/customer safety according to policies and procedures.

5. Educator: Identifies, implements, and/or evaluates opportunities for patient/family education.

6. Infection Control: Demonstrates infection control practices congruent with policies and procedures.

7. Performance Improvement: Performs, participates, implements and evaluates performance improvement activities at the department level.

8. Financial Accountability: Identifies opportunities for waste reduction and department efficiency.

9. Information Management: Demonstrates adherence to information management polices and procedures, maintaining confidentiality at all times.

10. Communication: Works as a team member through interaction, assistance and demonstration of appropriate communication skills and reporting/activation of the chain of command appropriately.

11. Practices Professionalism: Performs, participates, implements and evaluates personal performance.

12. Ethics/Compliance: Performs all duties ethically, complying with all policies and procedures, federal, state, and local laws.

13. Environment of care: Demonstrates accountability in role and responsibilities of the 7 Environment of Care plans.

14. Job Specific:

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Physical demands require performing all essential functions of this position as assigned. If requested, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position may require the use of personal protective equipment during various tasks/activities including but not limited to, back support belts, gloves, masks and safety glasses.

  • WORKING CONDITIONS: Hospital rooms, common areas, clinical departments and hospital grounds. Potential hazards include: Exposure to: None Some Frequent Very Frequent Exposure to: None Some Frequent Very Frequent
  • Toxic/caustic
  • chemicals X Blood or body fluids X
  • Extreme
  • conditions, hot or
  • cold X Communicable diseases X
  • Dust/fumes/
  • Gases X Unprotected heights X
  • Moving
  • mechanical parts X CRT monitor X
  • Potential electrical
  • shock X Frequent, repetitive motions X
  • x-ray
  • electromagnetic
  • energy X Other- as listed Latex exposure X
  • high pitched
  • noises X Needles or other sharp objects X

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 settings

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES

COMPETENCIES: The competencies identified for this position are summarized and reviewed at time of hire, upon completion of initial employment period, and annually through the performance appraisal process. The required behaviors and measurement associated with threshold, core, job specific, and management (if applicable) competencies are outlined in the attached Competency Assessment Forms.

While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, it is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Management reserves the right

to revise the job or require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances warrant (i.e. emergencies, changes in personnel or staffing, workload, rush jobs, or technical developments).

What qualifications you will need:

  • Basic Cardiac Life Support
  • RRT/Respiratory Care Practitioner (RRT / RCP)
  • Licensed Respiratory Therapist
  • Associate Degree

Las Palmas Medical Center is a 300+ bed full-service hospital in El Paso. It is home to the region’s only kidney transplant center. The facility offers a range of services including emergency care with a Level III trauma center, cardiac care, women’s services, pediatric care and NICU, cancer care, and more. Las Palmas Medical Center is part of Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare. We are a leading healthcare provider for El Paso and the surrounding region that is part of HCA Healthcare.

HCA Healthcare has been named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute for over a decade. In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

"Across HCA Healthcare’s more than 2,000 sites of care, our nurses and colleagues have a positive impact on patients, communities and healthcare.
Together, we uplift and elevate our purpose to give people a healthier tomorrow."- Jane Englebright, PhD, RN CENP, FAAN
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive

If you find this opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply for our Respiratory Care Practioner RRT opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be directly contacted by a member of our team. We are interviewing apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: Las Palmas Medical Center, El Paso , Registered Respiratory Therapist RRT, Other , El Paso, Texas

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