The Registered Respiratory Therapist, Transport, provides patient care in a mobile environment to high risk patients and their families being transported. The Respiratory Therapist, Transport acts as a hospital wide resource for establishing and maintaining a high quality standard of care for the neonatal and pediatric transport population. Responsible for organizing, implementing, and coordinating patient care as directed by the Physician for the purpose of stabilization of the transfer to a tertiary or Special Care Center.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE ESSENIAL FUTIAL FUNCTIONS of the ROLE
Performs and directs the administration of respiratory care services (including but not limited to oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, inhaled medication, airway clearance, intubation, invasive and non-invasive ventilation and bedside spirometry), as ordered by a patients attending physician, in a quality manner that is in accordance with established procedures. Administers cardiopulmonary resuscitation in emergency situations.
Reviews physicians orders, analyzes patient?s diagnostic test results and provides appropriate therapy based on the patients current clinical condition. If appropriate, implements approved protocols as directed by physician.
Assists in the development, implementation and evaluation of departmental operations, policies, procedures, products, programs relating to the transport environment and patient population.
Demonstrates analytical skills necessary to resolve complex patient problems in a mobile environment, develop standards of care and procedures, and evaluate the quality of respiratory care.
Documents all treatments and therapies given, any supplies used, and accurately files all corresponding charges. Reports outcomes of therapeutic interventions and makes recommendations as appropriate. Adhe res to established policies including but not limited to: infection control and isolation policies, HIPPA, time and attendance, and social media.
In the Fixed Wing/Rotor Wing/Ambulance, must be able to lift/carry 50 pounds, push/pull up to 40 pounds occasionally, reach overhead moderately, climb moderately, squat/bend/kneel occasionally, sit/stand moderately, walk/move about frequently, tolerate tight quarters, small spaces and sit in a confined space.
Maintains current state of physical and mental wellbeing, standard aircraft seat belts will fit without alterations, able to function in the cabin of an aircraft without physical restrictions.
The Registered Respiratory Therapist, Transport, must live within a one hour drive, or fewer than sixty (60) miles from the base of operation (whichever is greater).
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Advanced understanding of Respiratory Care modalities, therapies, equipment and medications.
Must be able to read, write and follow flow chart protocols as appropriate.
Must be able to communicate thoughts clearly; both orally and in writing.
Must be able to work under stressful conditions.
Must have critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Ability to follow established safety, infection control, and isolation procedures at all times.
Able to balance multiple demands and respond to time constraints.
Able to pass pre-placement physical exam, including functional capacity exam assessing strength (lift 100 pounds) and flexibility.
General computer skills, including but not limited to: typing, information security, electronic medical documentation, hand held scanning and email.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following - Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits - 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5% - Tuition Reimbursement - PTO accrual beginning Day 1 Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
- EDUCATION - Associate's or 2 years of work experience above the minimum qualification
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!