HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Registered Respiratory Therapist - Mixed Shift, Rotating Weekends in Austin, Texas

Heart Hospital of Austinis part ofSt. David’s HealthCare, one of the largest health systems in Texas, which was recognized with aMalcolm Baldrige National Quality Awardin 2014. Heart Hospital of Austin —home to one of the largest non-academic cardiovascular research programs in the world—is a 58- bed hospital with a comprehensive 24-hour emergency department, an advanced Executive Wellness Program, five operating rooms (ORs), including two hybrid ORs, three catheterization labs and two electrophysiology labs. It is one of the highest performing cardiovascular facilities in the nation, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.Healthgradesawarded Heart Hospital of Austin, in conjunction with its parent campus,St. David’s Medical Center, the 2016 America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™, 2016 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and the 2016 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™—a unique trio of awards that only three hospitals in the nation were able to achieve. Heart Hospital of Austin has been named one of the Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals in the nation byTruven Health Analyticsfor nine years and to Truven's list of 100 Top Hospitals for four years, in conjunction with St. David’s Medical Center. The Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) is responsible to set up and operate various types of respiratory care equipment to be utilized in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiopulmonary diseases as ordered by physicians. As a member of the patient focused care team, the respiratory therapist works collaboratively with the other members to assure the safe and accurate delivery of care. In addition, the respiratory therapist performs a range of technical procedures related to cardiopulmonary hemodynamics to comprehensively serve patient needs. Assumes, under the direction of the Laboratory, responsibility for patient specimen testing, quality control, quality improvement, and equipment maintenance. ** *Primary Duties* * * * Assess patient appropriately, interpret results accurately, and suggest alternative treatment * Appropriately change modes of therapy prioritization of work assignments * Ability to work independently, demonstrating respect for patient's rights and confidentiality * Ability communicate effectively with physicians, patients, and co-workers * Documents by exception and communicates to physicians and nurses all pertinent information * Involves patient and significant others in the care activities as a means of informing and teaching * Actively assists the physicians in the clinical management of patients * Administers medications according to hospital policy * Effectively and efficiently receives/interprets telephone and verbal orders and documents appropriately * Demonstrates knowledge and ability to use necessary patient equipment * Demonstrates ability to react calmly and effectively in an emergency situation * Performs Point of Care procedures in a timely manner according to established policy and procedures * Documents required information and complies with all Point of Care quality control standards

_Education/Experience and Certification/License_ * Graduate of an approved, accredited program recognized by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) * Certified and Registered Respiratory TherapistREQUIRED * Registered Respiratory Therapist preferred * Therapists are required to have the current state license * Current BLS training required, ACLS certification required within three months of employment and PALS required within six months of employment * Minimum of 2 years acute care experience is preferred

Job: *Therapy & Rehabilitation

Title: Registered Respiratory Therapist - Mixed Shift, Rotating Weekends

Location: Texas-Austin-Heart Hospital of Austin

Requisition ID: 25960-63184