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Registered Respiratory Practitioner

Company Name: Children's Health of Dallas
Location: Dallas, TX United States
Job Category: Healthcare
Job Type: Full Time- Direct Hire
Salary: United States dollar (USD)

Andrea Ellis
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Required Skills & Job Description
Must Have Skills: RRT, PALS, BLS
Education: Associate Degree


The ideal candidate performs the functions of a respiratory care practitioner in direct care and utilizes the respiratory care process in the delivery of developmentally appropriate care.

This opportunity is 3 days per week, 7p-7a.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Demonstrates competence in professional practice:
Utilizes established standards of evidence based care to guide practice
Provides direct patient care including but not limited to: mechanical ventilation, aerosol therapy, pulmonary hygience, suctioning, oxygen therapy, inhaled gases
Documents patient status, patient response, and respiratory practitioner interventions accurately and clearly
Provides and reinforces health teaching with patients and families
Participates in multidisciplinary treatment team
Preceptor for novice therapists
Utilizes available resources to impact patient care and solve practice problems
Practice contributes toward achieving Respiratory Care Mission and Vision Statement
Utilizes the National Patient Safety Goals to provide a safe environment for patients
Participates in the development of professional and educational activities:
Participates in continuing educational opportunities at Children -ís
Supports professional organization of Respiratory Care
Shares pertinent information gained from professional seminars, conferences, books, or journals.
Assists in identifying learning needs of staff therapist and other healthcare workers.
Develops, presents and evaluates programs to meet educational needs of other healthcare workers.
Is a member of interdisciplinary committee/project/task force when given the opportunity
Incorporates research to clinical practice:
Demonstrates knowledge of research and quality improvement activities.
Reads and evaluates current research that has implications for clinical practice.
Shares research findings with colleagues in order to improve clinical practice.
Participates in research and quality improvement activities.

Two-year Associate's degree or equivalent experience required
Four-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience preferred

Licenses & certifications

BLS, NRP (NICU core), and PALS certification (within 6 months of hire) required
RRT thru the National Board of Respiratory Care(NBRC) and active Texas licensed required
RRT-NPS (within 6 months of hire) required
BLS Instructor for patient educators required
Asthma Educator for patient educators required
BLS, NRP, PALS Instructor optional for all others preferred
NRP optional for all others preferred


Minimum 2-3 years of job related experience required
Minimum 2 years critical care experience required
Graduation from an accredited respiratory care program required
RRT required

Specific knowledge, skills, and abilities

Must possess the ability to communicate with others in a clear, understandable and professional manner on the phone and in person; and the demonstrated use of good written and verbal communication skills
Must possess the ability to interact with peers, executives, patients, families, members of the healthcare team, and other vendors in a manner that represents Children -ís positively
Must possess the ability to maintain regular, reliable and punctual attendance
Must possess the ability to learn and apply new information, knowledge and experiences in a timely manner
Must possess the ability to be flexible and adaptable to change
Must possess the ability to work on multiple tasks and projects and to prioritize
Must possess assessment and monitoring skills, interpret lab values and have knowledge of respiratory medications. Respond to adverse affects and recommend appropriate treatments.
Physical demands
Light - Exerting up to 20 lbs. occasionally, 10 lbs. frequently, or negligible amounts constantly and may require walking or standing to a significant degree.

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Contact Information

Company Name: Children's Health of Dallas
Contact Name: Andrea Ellis
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Company Website:

Additional Benefits:
Company Description: Childrenís Health is the leading pediatric health care system in North Texas, the eighth- largest pediatric health care provider in the nation, and the second - busiest in terms of admissions and emergency department visits. As a health care system, th
Date Posted: 2017-01-17 12:29:06

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