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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 and employee stock purchase program. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.
What you will do in this role:
The Respiratory Care Practitioner-Transport (RCPT) collaborates with other healthcare providers, both internally and externally, in overseeing an ongoing comprehensive plan of care for a complex patient or groups of patients. In collaboration with the Transport Registered Nurse (TRN) anticipates consequences of altered physiologic homeostasis and utilizes advanced skills to initiate early interventions. Participates in identifying, planning and implementing changes to improve service operations and patient care outcomes. The RCPT additionally possesses the critical care experience and specialized training to function interdependently with the TRN in organizing and directing a critical care patient interfacility transport (via ambulance, rotor wing aircraft, or fixed wing aircraft) and in providing direct patient care to a critical care patient with complex care needs. Serves as a consultant/resource in a specialty area and functions as a change agent by suggesting new or innovative approaches that result in an improvement in quality. Uses knowledge gained to positively impact care within specialty and resolve ethical issues. Promotes a positive image of the institution within the community.
Assessment: Utilizes in-depth assessment skills. Performing comprehensive patient assessments to determine predictable and potential needs of patients in complex situations.
Diagnosis: Provides care for complex patients, correlates clinical data with diagnosis and symptoms in order to initiate appropriate therapy.
Outcome Identification: Identifies expected outcomes individualized to the patient. Makes judgments in conjunction with the TRN in recognizing need to change plan of care based on patient outcome.
Planning: The plan of care, when possible, is formed in collaboration with the patient, significant others, and health care team members. Plan of care is adjusted according to the continual assessment of the patient.
Implementation: Anticipates impending crisis and initiates early intervention to prevent problems or complications. Performs advanced skills specific to care of the critically ill/injured patient, both in a hospital setting and in the transport environment.
Evaluation: Evaluates and modifies the plan of care in conjunction with the TRN based on observable responses to interventions and attainment of patient outcomes.
Experience: Two (2) years of direct care respiratory care practitioner experience in a specialized critical care area (NICU, PICU, Emergency Department (ED)).
Employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population served (if applicable).
Preferred: Prior transport experience
ALL of the following:
Current Respiratory Care Practitioner Certification License from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
Current Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) issued by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC).
Neonatal/Pediatric Specialist certification issued by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) highly recommended
Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the now internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. From the beginning, we've recognized the unique needs of each of our patients. It's a process that we continue to improve on, creating ways to better serve the community when they need us the most. With 1013 beds, Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, cancer care, bone marrow transplants, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics.
As the flagship hospital of the Medical Center and of the Methodist Healthcare system of hospitals, we appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community having been ranked No. 1 in the Express-News Reader's Choice Awards. We also enjoy being the most preferred hospital in San Antonio, as consistently reported by the Consumer Research Corporation. Methodist Hospital has been nationally recognized by Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Grade A, accredited by the Joint Commission in stroke care, and designated as an accredited Chest Pain Center. 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!
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