The Respiratory Therapist Assistant, under general supervision, performs a variety of technical respiratory therapy treatments to contribute to the delivery of quality patient care.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE
Performs a variety of respiratory therapy treatments (including but not limited to PEP, IS and O2 checks, Incentive Spirometer treatments and oxygen therapy) in a quality manner and in accordance with established procedures. Under general supervision, instructs patients in the use of various treatments in a thorough and professional manner. Updates patient records with all therapies provided, and reports all unusual signs, symptoms or side effects immediately. Documents all treatments and therapies given, any supplies used, and accurately files all corresponding charges. Performs regular cleaning and sterilization of equipment in accordance with established procedures. Maintains the proper functioning of oxygen and emergency equipment through daily checks, and notifies staff to order the necessary supplies as needed. Currently enrolled in a Respiratory Care program.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS
Basic understanding of Respiratory Care modalities, therapies, equipment and medications. Must be able to read, write and follow flow chart protocols as appropriate. Must be able to communicate thoughts clearly; both orally and in writing. Ability to follow established safety, infection control, and isolation procedures at all times. Basic computer skills, including but not limited to: typing, information security, electronic medical documentation, hand held scanning and email.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following - Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits - 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5% - Tuition Reimbursement - PTO accrual beginning Day 1 Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
- EDUCATION - H.S. Diploma/GED Equivalent
- EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience
- CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION - Basic Life Support (BLS)
Department: Respiratory Therapy - Children's Floor - Day Position
Prefer candidates with the following skills:
Eager to learn
Slow to speak, quick to listen
Excellent communication, decision making and problem solving skills
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!