Provides and administers comprehensive respiratory care services to patients, as ordered by a patient's attending physician, to contribute to the delivery of quality patient care.
PROVIDES AND ADMINISTERS COMPREHENSIVE RESPIRATORY CARE SERVICES TO PATIENTS TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE DELIVERY OF QUALITY PATIENT CARE.
*Performs and directs the administration of respiratory care services (including but not limited to oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, inhaled medications, IPPD therapy, invasive and non-invasive ventilation and bedside spirometry), as ordered by a patient's attending physician, in a quality manner that is in accordance with established procedures.
*Works with other health care professionals routinely to ensure that patients receive the appropriate therapy and/or proper ventilation management.
*Instructs patients in the use of various RT equipment and treatments in a thorough and professional manner.
*Adheres to established infection control and isolation procedures at all times.
RECORDS AND REPORTS TREATMENTS GIVEN TO PATIENTS AS WELL AS THE PATIENTS' RESPONSE TO TREATMENTS.
*Records all therapies provided in patients' records, and reports all unusual signs, symptoms or side effects immediately to the nurse in charge.
*Records treatments given, supplies used and the corresponding patient charges accurately, and completes the appropriate departmental records daily.
PERFORMS IN-SERVICE TRAINING OF PERSONNEL, AND ASSISTS IN TRAINING STUDENTS AND NEW EMPLOYEES IN RESPIRATORY THERAPY TECHNIQUES AND PROCEDURES.
*Provides in-service training for personnel in a professional manner.
*Works willingly and professionally with assigned students/new employees to assist in their training of established respiratory techniques and procedures.
*PERFORMS OTHER POSITION APPROPRIATE DUTIES AS REQUIRED IN A COMPETENT, PROFESSIONAL AND COURTEOUS MANNER.
REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY:
*Graduate of an AMA approved Respiratory Therapy program required.
*Takes responsibility to understand and complete professional and technical requirements and provide Scott & White with the necessary documentation on such requirements.
No experience required, 1-2 years similar experience preferred.
Associates Degree Required.
Respiratory Therapist License required, BCLS required.
Round Rock Hospital - Pulmonary Med