Respiratory Care Practitioner
Company: Methodist Hospital
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: April 9, 2021
Description SHIFT: Days (rotating weekends)
Do you have a passion for healthcare and helping others? Do you
enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centered environment?
Jump-start your career in our-Respiratory Therapy-department.
Submit your application today!
We offer you an excellent total compensation package, 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 and
student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this
What you will do in this role:-
The Respiratory Care Practitioner-assesses, treats, and cares for
patients with pulmonary disorders. The Respiratory Care
Practitioner is responsible for the clinical administration of all
therapeutic and diagnostic respiratory care modalities offered by
Essential Job Functions:
- Operates and sets up devices such as: mechanical ventilators,
therapeutic gas administration, aerosol generators, and disposable
respiratory care products.
- Provides emergency care, including: artificial ventilation,
external cardiac massage, and assists staff with cardiopulmonary
- Collects and analyzes arterial blood gases and is able to
recognize normal, abnormal, and critical values. If critical values
are recognized, the Respiratory Care Practitioner is able to
provide appropriate corrective intervention.
- Follows physician orders for treatment and evaluates
requirements for treatment, such as: treatment type, mode and
duration of therapy, universal precautions, and medication
- Monitors patients response to therapy by evaluation of vital
signs, arterial blood gases, auscultation of breath sounds, pulse
oximetry and end-tidal CO2 measurement.
- Consults with physicians, nurses, and other health care
professionals for changes in patient's status. The Respiratory Care
Practitioner works as part of a team to manage the patients plan of
Qualifications EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED:
- Graduate of a Respiratory Therapy Program (Required)
- Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) or Registered Respiratory
Therapist (RRT) credential from the National Board of Respiratory
- Basic Life Support (BLS) upon hire and Advanced Cardiac Life
Support (ACLS) certifications required within 90 days of
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and or Neonatal
Resuscitation Program (NRP) must be obtained within 90 days of
employment if required by the department.
Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the now
internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. With over 800
beds, Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties
including cardiology, oncology, bone marrow transplants, emergency
medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and
orthopedics. We are proud to be the largest provider of the
lifesaving ECMO Program in San Antonio, are home to the largest
robotics program in the world, and our Adult Blood Cancer and Stem
Cell Transplant unit has become the first program to receive FACT
Accreditation in North America.
As the flagship hospital, and most comprehensive medical care
facility of Methodist Healthcare, we appreciate the support and
recognition we receive from the community. We've recently been
named the No.1 Best Regional Hospital by the U.S. News and World
Report for 2019-20. We pride ourselves on providing the highest
quality of care possible for our patients, which is proven by our
consecutive Grade A Leapfrog Hospital Safety scores. In addition,
Methodist Hospital not only received a Primary Stroke Center
designation from The Joint Commission, but has also received a
Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from DNV GL Healthcare,
designating the facility as offering the most advanced stroke
treatment available in a given geographic area. For more
information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and
select Methodist Hospital under Locations.
Be a part of an organization that invests in you. We are actively
reviewing applications. Qualified candidates will be promptly
contacted by our hiring managers for interviews. Submit your
application today and help us raise the bar in patient care!
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.
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