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Lead Registered Respiratory Therapist

Company: St. David's Medical Center
Location: Austin
Posted on: July 21, 2021

Job Description:

Description

Introduction

Do you have the career opportunities as a(an) Lead Registered Respiratory Therapist you want with your current employer? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join St. David's Medical Center which is part of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, HCA Healthcare.

Benefits

We are committed to providing our employees with the support they need. At St. David's Medical Center, we offer eligible colleagues an attractive benefit package that includes medical, wellbeing, dental and vision benefits along with some unique benefits including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Flexible Spending
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Personal Leave
  • 401K (100% annual match - 3% to 9% of pay based on years of service)
  • Academic Assistance and Reimbursements for Tuition and Student Loans
  • Employee Discounts including Tickets, Retail, Mental Health Apps, Education Apps, Identity Theft Protection etc.
  • HomeAuto, and Pet Insurance
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)
  • Short Term Long Term Disability coverage
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Legal Benefits and lots more!

Learn more about Employee Benefits

This position is eligible for a sign on bonus up to $15,000!

Our teams are a committed, caring group of colleagues. Do you want to work as a(an) Lead Registered Respiratory Therapist where your passion for creating positive patient interactions are valued? If you are dedicated to caring for the well-being of others, this could be your next opportunity. We want your knowledge and expertise!

Job Summary and Qualifications

As a Lead Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) you will oversee and participate in the administration of respiratory care. This care will include procedures utilized in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiopulmonary diseases on patients of all ages. You will be responsible for mentoring and orienting new and current respiratory care employees and assist with developing policies and procedures. As a member of the patient focused care team you will be responsible for documenting staff performance and quality control measures.

  • You will be responsible for delegating respiratory care duties among respiratory therapists and allocating resources for the unit
  • You will monitors the shift to assure safe and accurate respiratory care delivery
  • You will exhibit competency in the performance of routine patient assessment and in the ability to correctly recognize and interpret respiratory dysfunction
  • You will respond to all Respiratory Therapy related emergencies
  • You will function as a respiratory care protocol assessor by delivering therapy and reassessing patients in a timely manner and maintaining proper and accurate documentation
  • You will communicate regularly with physicians and nurses about patient care plans and updates
  • You will promote communication education among patients and employees

Education

  • Associates degree in Respiratory Therapy from an American Medical Association (AMA) accredited program

Experience

  • 2 years acute care hospital experience and in either adult critical care or neonatal intensive care
  • Prior experience in teaching or precepting either students or staff – preferred

Licenses and Certifications

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist credential by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)
  • Current State of Texas Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) license
  • Current certification as Basic Life Support provider

St. David’s Medical Center is a full-service hospital located in central Austin, Texas. This 300+ bed facility features a 24-hour emergency department, the region’s largest Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and the internationally-renowned Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute and St. David’s Neuroscience & Spine Institute. The full scope of services provided at St. David’s Medical Center includes cancer care, heart and vascular care, imaging services, joint replacement and orthopedics, women’s services, complex surgical services, and a Bariatric Surgery Center. The facility is home to a 60+ bed rehabilitation hospital providing both inpatient and outpatient comprehensive care.

St. David’s Medical Center is part of St. David’s HealthCare, which is one of the largest healthcare systems in Texas and the third-largest employer in the Austin area. St. David’s HealthCare was formed through a unique partnership between HCA Healthcare and two local non-profits — St. David’s Foundation and Georgetown Health Foundation.

HCA Healthcare has been named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute for over a decade.  In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.


"Bricks and mortar do not make a hospital. People do."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder

If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, we encourage you to apply for our Lead Registered Respiratory Therapist opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Unlock the possibilities and apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: St. David's Medical Center, Austin , Lead Registered Respiratory Therapist, Other , Austin, Texas

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