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Respiratory Care Practitioner - PRN 6pm-6am - (25899)

Facility Name
Texas NeuroRehab
AUSTIN, TX 78745 US (Primary)
Career Area
Rehabilitation Physical Therapist (RPT)
Job Description

Position Summary:
Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion

Texas NeuroRehab Center (TNC) provides complex medical and brain injury rehab, chemical dependency treatment for adults and neuropsychiatric treatment for youth. The capabilities of the facility as a whole allow for integrated and specialized care for children, adolescents and adults facing difficult challenges.

Texas NeuroRehab Center is currently accepting applications for a Respiratory Care Practitioner. A Respiratory Care Practitioner administers all modes of respiratory care including ventilator management, routine therapy, diagnostic testing and electrocardiography.

The candidate selected will be responsible for the following:
Work independently or in cooperation with other Respiratory Therapist, Nurses, and/or Rehabilitation Technicians.
Documents all modes of respiratory care in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Cardiopulmonary Department and with the attending physician's orders.
Responds to Code Leo’s and provides respiratory support and ACLS to patients in cardiopulmonary crisis/arrest.
Performs emergency airway procedures when situation warrants and as order by physician.
Provides safe delivery of respiratory therapy and respiratory medications; diagnostic testing; arterial puncture blood sampling for ABGs.
Assists physician and nurses in the formulation of, review of and changes in the respiratory areas of the Nursing Care Plan. Co-signs those portions of the care plan which pertain to respiratory care during formulation, review and changes Performs electrocardiograms (EKGs), rhythm strips as necessary.
Assists in maintaining stock in patient rooms and in cardiopulmonary department insuring proper operation of all intubation and respiratory emergency equipment on all units.
Compiles and formulates batch charges for respiratory therapy.
Assists nursing with specific aspects of direct patient care when required and not otherwise occupied with routine duties.
Maintains ACLS certification, CPR certification, all required continuing education units and a valid respiratory care license.
Maintains professional/service excellence demeanor in dress, attitude, support of unit milieu, and hospital mission and philosophy.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements:
The following are the job requirements for the Respiratory Care Practitioner position:

Thorough knowledge of long-term respiratory care including ventilator skills, airway management, ACLS, as well as standard modalities of respiratory therapy.
Must have good verbal communication and writing skill.
Able to achieve AHA-ACLS certification within six months of employment.

Education and Training
High school diploma or equivalent
Completion of a Certification and/or Registry Program in Respiratory care or equivalent requirements which qualify him/her for the "grandfather clause" of the Texas Respiratory Act.

Licensure and/or Certification
Licensed by the State of Texas as a Respiratory Therapist
Registered Respiratory Therapist or Certified Respiratory Therapist preferred

Three years as an RCP preferred, with at least one year in an Acute Care Hospital setting

Able to perform the essential work functions described in this job description.
Able to lift/lower 50 pounds
Able to lift and carry object weighing up to 40 pounds
Able to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time
Able to use a computer and/or write for extended periods of time.
Hearing, vision, and emotional stability sufficient to perform essential job functions
Able to communicate in writing and verbally
Regular and expected attendance
Able to physically restrain patients by individual or team restraint per facility policy



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