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Respiratory Therapist
Ref No.: 17-00943
Location: Odessa, Texas
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 06/05/2017
Job Description:
• Respiratory Care Services Department of approximately 23 + Flex staff.
• RRT is required.
• Staff rotate throughout the hospital to all areas: Adult critical care/Level 1 Trauma, Adult Cardiac Care, PCU, Med/Surg and Pediatrics.
• Travelers are not rotated into Critical Care.
• Every patient ordered on respiratory services receive an extensive assessment and care plan (Patient Driven Protocol).
• Care is then determined by the therapist.
• Specialized protocols include COPD, lung cancer resections, NIV, and Vent management.
• Respiratory therapists also transport all ventilator patients to and from the ICU, ED and OR.
• BiPAP transports also occur on critical patients.
• Vents used: Hamilton G5, Hamilton T1, and Care Fusion Velas.
• NIV: V-60, Visions. Staffing is typically 6 on dayshift, 6 on evenings, and 3 overnight.
• Team huddles are required for all staff at the start of the shift.
• Every other weekend/holiday is required.
• Ideal candidate is someone who can adapt quickly and keep the pace. Critical thinking skills are imperative.
• Therapist must be able to assess patient thoroughly and establish care plans.
• Detail oriented is a must, as is the ability to work as a team. RRT is required, ACLS and PALS are preferred