Methodist Hospital , 05/12/2022

Name
  Moniqua McCullough
Email
  moniqa.mccullough@hcahealthcare.com
Facility Name
  Methodist Hospital
Facility Location
  San Antonio
Facility description or mission
  The mission of Methodist Healthcare is ‘Serving Humanity to Honor God’ by providing exceptional and cost-effective health care accessible to all. Furthermore, our vision is for Methodist Healthcare to be a world-class health care provider, continually raising the standards of performance excellence and advancing the health status of the community. In doing so, we acknowledge our values of Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence. On an individual basis, we commit to:

– Cure when we can
– Escort to death’s door when we must
– Always create healing experiences

Job summary
  Assess, treats and cares for patients with pulmonary disorders. Responsible for the clinical administration
of all therapeutic and diagnostic respiratory care modalities offered by the department.
Essential job responsibilities
  1. Operates and sets up devices such as mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration,
aerosol generators, and disposable respiratory care products while following specific parameters
for treatment.
2. Provides emergency care, including artificial ventilation, external cardiac massage, and assists staff with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
3. Collects and analyzes arterial blood gases and is able to recognize normal, abnormal and critical
values and able to provide appropriate corrective intervention.
4. Follows physician orders for treatment and evaluates requirements for treatment, such as
treatment type, mode and duration of therapy, universal precautions, and medication dosage.
5. Monitors patient’s response to therapy by evaluation of vital signs, arterial blood gases,
auscultation of breath sounds, pulse oximetry and end-tidal CO2 measurement.
6. Consults with physicians, nurses and other health care professionals for changes in patient’s
status and works as part of the team to manage the patient’s plan of care.
Education
  Graduate of an approved Respiratory Therapy Program.
Required:
A. Must possess a current license as a Respiratory Care Practitioner, from the Texas Medical
Board, to practice Respiratory Care in the State of Texas.
B. Must possess a current credential as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) from the
National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) OR must possess a current credential as a
Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) from the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC)
BEFORE July 1, 2002 (Grandfathered CRT).
C. Must possess Basic Life Support (BLS) upon hire and Advanced Cardiac Life Support
(ACLS) certification required within 90 days of employment.

2. Preferred:
A. Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and or Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) must
be obtained within 90 days of employment if required by department

Experience
  One year previous Respiratory Therapy experience preferred
State license requirement
 

  • Texas Respiratory Care Practitioner

Certifications
 

  • American Heart Association BLS
  • American Heart Association ACLS

Work Schedule
 

  • Full-time days
  • Full-time nights
  • Part-time days
  • Part-time night
  • Per diem
  • Variable shift

To apply, go to
  https://www.joinmethodist.com/