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Registered Respiratory Therapist (PRN, As Needed) (06218-52859)

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Company: Mainland Medical Center

Location: Texas City, TX

Date Posted: August 4, 2014

Source: Mainland Medical Center

Registered Respiratory Therapist (PRN, As Needed)

Mainland Medical Center– Texas City, TX

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

Founded in 1952, Mainland Medical Center has been part of Galveston County for more than 55 years. Originally a 90-bed hospital, we have grown to a 223 bed acute care facility offering quality, compassionate care with state-of-the-art services. Our services include inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and specialty services.

Mainland Medical Center is part of the HCA Gulf Division, a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers, cancer centers, and diagnostic imaging facilities.  It offers a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the needs of Greater Houston and South Texas residents and businesses.   Our growth is truly a reflection of the changing needs of our community, our patients and rapidly advancing medical technology. Our services include:

* Breast Care Center
* Cardiovascular Services
* Center for Sleep Disorders
* Center for Wound ...
Registered Respiratory Therapist (PRN, As Needed)

Mainland Medical Center– Texas City, TX

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

Founded in 1952, Mainland Medical Center has been part of Galveston County for more than 55 years. Originally a 90-bed hospital, we have grown to a 223 bed acute care facility offering quality, compassionate care with state-of-the-art services. Our services include inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and specialty services.

Mainland Medical Center is part of the HCA Gulf Division, a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers, cancer centers, and diagnostic imaging facilities.  It offers a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the needs of Greater Houston and South Texas residents and businesses.   Our growth is truly a reflection of the changing needs of our community, our patients and rapidly advancing medical technology. Our services include:

* Breast Care Center
* Cardiovascular Services
* Center for Sleep Disorders
* Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine
* Emergency Services
* Level II Neonatal Intermediate Care Unit
* Occupational Health and Wellness
* Senior Mental Health
* Women’s Services

Mainland Medical Center is currently looking for a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT).

Responsibilities:

* Maintains department supply levels.
* Assists with the orientation of new personnel.
* Maintains equipment and rentals.
* Washes, dries and stores all non-disposable equipment.
* Assists in completion of Quality Assessment and improvement activity including planning for course of action to resolve problems that are identified.
* Provides general supervision of Respiratory Students from affiliated programs while on duty.
* Initiates, administers and monitors all modalities of Respiratory Care as identified in the department policy and procedure manual.
* Completes documentation of therapy appropriately.
* Accurately verifies order.
* Adheres to shift specific responsibilities.
* Participates in CPR as functional member of the code team.
* Performs diagnostic testing, including EKGs, apply Holter monitor and Pulmonary Function.
* Obtains arterial blood gases and performs analysis.
* Performs troubleshooting and assists with routine maintenance including quality controls for blood gas machine.
* Maintains CPR certification.
* Assumes responsibility for orientation of new personnel, as delegated by the Respiratory Care Manager.
* Adheres to and complies with HCA's ethics and compliance policies and procedures in the Code of Conduct.  Attends annual training sessions.

Qualifications:

* Prefer 1 year experience as a therapist in an acute care facility preferred.
* Graduate of an AMA approved school of Respiratory Care.
* Must be licensed by the State of Texas as a Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner and certified by the National Board of Respiratory Care.
* Current BLS Certification required.
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