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Baylor Scott & White Health Respiratory Therapist Assistant in TEMPLE, Texas

RESPIRATORY THERAPY ASSISTAN

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.

BENEFITS

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

QUALIFICATIONS

  • EDUCATION - H.S. Diploma/GED Equivalent

  • EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience

  • CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION -

  • Basic Life Support (BLS)

Facility /Location: Scott & White Memorial (McLane Children)

Department / Shift: Respiratory Therapy

As a health care system committed to improving the health of those we serve, we are asking our employees to model the same behaviours that we promote to our patients. As of January 1, 2012, Baylor Scott & White Health no longer hires individuals who use nicotine products. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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