At Children’s Health, we value the role each team member plays in helping us deliver on our mission of making life better for children. We take pride in providing a rich and rewarding career opportunities that enable team members to reach their highest potential.
Since 2009, we have held the ANCC Magnet® designation for nursing excellence. We are nationally ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report, serve as the primary pediatric teaching facility for University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and are recognized for quality care in every specialty.
For nine consecutive years, Children’s Health has been recognized as one of the 150 top places to work in health care by Becker’s Hospital Review. This esteemed list features healthcare systems which offer professional development, growth, excellent benefits and promotion of diversity above and beyond other organizations.
The RCP performs the functions of a respiratory care practitioner in direct care. This position utilizes the respiratory care process in the delivery of developmentally appropriate care and works effectively with members of the health care team, including the family in the provision of care to patients. The incumbent performs the functions of a respiratory care practitioner in direct care and utilizes the respiratory care process in the delivery of developmentally appropriate care.
Job Specific Responsibilities
- Demonstrates competence in professional practice:
- Utilizes established standards of evidence based care to guide practice
- Provides direct patient care including but not limited to: mechanical ventilation, aerosol therapy, pulmonary hygiene, suctioning, oxygen therapy, inhaled gases.
- Documents patient status, patient response, and respiratory practitioner interventions accurately and clearly
- Provides and reinforces health teaching with patients and families
- Participates in multidisciplinary treatment team
- Preceptor for novice therapists
- Utilizes available resources to impact patient care and solve practice problems
- Practice contributes toward achieving Respiratory Care Mission and Vision Statement Utilizes the National Patient Safety Goals to provide a safe environment for patients.
- Participates in the development of professional and educational activities:
- Participates in continuing educational opportunities at Children’s
- Supports professional organization of Respiratory Care
- Shares pertinent information gained from professional seminars, conferences, books, or journals.
- Assists in identifying learning needs of staff therapist and other healthcare workers.
- Develops, presents and evaluates programs to meet educational needs of other healthcare workers.
- Is a member of interdisciplinary committee/project/task force when given the opportunity.
- Incorporates research to clinical practice:
- Demonstrates knowledge of research and quality improvement activities.
- Reads and evaluates current research that has implications for clinical practice.
- Shares research findings with colleagues in order to improve clinical practice.
- Participates in research and quality improvement activities.
- May require travelling outside the main campus for outreach services within the community.
- 2-4 years job related experience required or
- 4-7 years job related experience
- Two-year associate degree or equivalent experience required or
- Four-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
Licenses and Certifications
- BLS thru the American Heart Association is required
- NRP (NICU core) required.
- PALS certification (excluding HME and DPMSC Pulmonary Dept.) within 180 Days of start required.
- RRT recognized by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) and active Texas license
- RRT-NPS recognized by the NBRC within 6 months of hire (within Population Health, this certification can be obtained within 1 year of date of hire) (excluding HME) (preferred for CT OR)
- BLS instructor for patient educators providing caregiver CPR
- Asthma Educator for patient educators
- BLS, NRP, PALS instructor optional for all others
- NRP optional for all others.
Children’s Health offers opportunities for learning and career development; competitive pay; and a comprehensive benefits program. We promote a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our team members have a voice in their work through surveys, pulses and town halls. And we honor and celebrate our staff with year-round employee appreciation events.
We invite you to learn more about Children’s Health.
Location: Dallas, Texas
Activation Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Expiration Date: Sunday, November 1, 2020