EMT Transport Registered Respiratory Therapist in San Antonio, Texas, United States
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Methodist Children's Hospital

EMT Transport Registered Respiratory Therapist

San Antonio, TX, United States
Full-time  Nights (Rotating Weekends) 
Category: Therapy and Rehabilitation • Job ID: 481776

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Last year our HCA Healthcare colleagues invested over 156,000 hours volunteering in our communities. As a(an) EMT Transport Registered Respiratory Therapist with Methodist Children's Hospital you can be a part of an organization that is devoted to giving back!


Methodist Children's Hospital, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Fertility and family building benefits through Progyny
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • Family support, including adoption assistance, child and elder care resources and consumer discounts
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Retirement readiness and rollover services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)

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Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

Would you like to unlock your potential with a leading healthcare provider dedicated to the growth and development of our colleagues? Join the Methodist Children's Hospital family! We will give you the tools and resources you need to succeed in our organization. We are looking for an enthusiastic EMT Transport Registered Respiratory Therapist to help us reach our goals. Unlock your potential!

Job Summary and Qualifications

As a Paramedic Transport Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) on the NICU transport team you will provide comprehensive patient care in conjunction with patient care team members during inter-hospital transport to include the respiratory assessment and stabilization of transport patients and delineated diagnostic and therapeutic respiratory care interventions. You will be knowledgeable on the logistics of air medical transports, specific aircrafts utilized by the vendors, emergency procedures, System and community communication standards, safety policies and procedures and hazard recognition. You will function as a paramedic providing care during transport to/from facilities to include medication administration, intravenous fluid administration, and necessary support care.

What you will do in the role:

  • Utilizes in-depth clinical assessment skills. Performing comprehensive patient assessments to determine predictable and potential needs of patients in complex situations.
  • Applies the clinical assessment to formulate the plan of care, when possible, in collaboration with the patient, significant others, and health care team members. Adjust the plan of care according to the continual assessment and evaluation of the patient. Anticipates impending crisis and initiates early intervention to decrease risk of problems and/or complications.
  • Responsible for cardiopulmonary care on transported patients to include any necessary diagnostic and therapeutic cardiopulmonary procedures. During transport provides critical care to the patient in the absence of physician in collaboration with transport team members and referral facility staff. This includes assessment, interpretation of lab data, and initiation of interventions as per protocol and contacting medical control for online orders.
  • Evaluates and modifies the plan of care in conjunction with the transport RN based on observable responses to interventions and patient outcomes.
  • Maintains competence in performing advanced skills specific to care of the critically ill/injured patient in the transport environment. Transport procedures include: administration of medications establishing IV access peripherally, intraosseous, venipuncture, arterial puncture, tracheal intubation, needle thoracostomy, interpretation of blood gases and lab values, maintain, monitor, and evaluate non-invasive diagnostic equipment, determine need for respiratory assistance and oxygen requirements and perform and/or assist in CPR and other emergent procedures.
  • Maintains knowledge and demonstrates professional practice within the allowable scope(s) of practice both inside the facility and during transport in accordance with the Texas Administrative Code Title 25 Chapter 157, hospital policies and applicable regulations. Appropriately continues necessary advanced treatment modalities (to include, but not limited to, IVs, intubation, and drug therapy) initiated during transport on the critically ill/injured patient until care of the patient can be transferred to a qualified individual within the facility.

What you will need for the role:

  • Associates degree in Respiratory Therapy from an American Medical Association accredited program
  • Completion of an approved EMT-Paramedic program (approved by Texas Department of Health and Human Services – DSHS).
  • Two (2) years of direct care respiratory care practitioner experience in a specialized critical care area (NICU, PICU, Emergency Department (ED)).
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist credential by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)
  • Current Texas Respiratory Care Practitioner license
  • EMT-Paramedic Certification through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)
  • Current certification as Basic Life Support (BLS) provider
  • Current Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification

This role requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 based on local, state and /or federal law or regulations (unless a medical or religious exemption is approved).

Since opening in 1998 as the first and only hospital in San Antonio and South Texas designed and built just for children, Methodist Children’s Hospital has set the standard for treating the children of South and Central Texas. The hospital has built a strong reputation for its outstanding pediatric services in many specialty areas including pediatric heart surgery, pulmonology, orthopedics, neurosurgery, newborn and pediatric intensive care, oncology and emergency services.

Our new tower is part of a landmark expansion that increased the footprint of the Methodist Hospital campus by 445,000 square feet. It includes 150 rooms and a dedicated children’s imaging department with new, state-of-the art technology. The Level IV NICU, the region’s largest with over 90 beds, has board-certified neonatologists in-house 24/7 to provide the highest level of neonatal care available. The hospital is among the nation’s top three providers of blood and marrow stem cell and cord blood transplants for children and is the largest BMT program in San Antonio. In addition, Methodist Children’s Hospital continues to be nationally recognized for the strongest quality record for patient safety. For more information, please visit our website at www.sahealth.com and select Methodist Children’s Hospital under Locations.

HCA Healthcare has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute more than ten times.  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.

"There is so much good to do in the world and so many different ways to do it."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder

Be a part of an organization that invests in you! We are reviewing applications for our EMT Transport Registered Respiratory Therapist opening. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Submit your application 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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