Registered Respiratory Therapist - RRT Acute Care Hospital

Lewisville, TX

Job ID: 730167 Salary: 28/hour - 38/hour

Job Description

Acute Care Hospital - Lewisville

SHIFTS: - Nights 7:00pm - 7:00am

Position Summary & Responsibilities

The Respiratory Therapist is responsible for performing respiratory care assessments, performing and planning interventions, and evaluating outcomes of care. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, direct patient care, patient/family education, and provision and supervision of therapeutic treatments. In addition, the Respiratory Therapist provides clinical management, control and diagnostic evaluation consistent with the prescribed treatment plan and the policies and procedures of the Department of Cardio-Respiratory Services. The Respiratory Therapist performs care consistent with the age specific and developmental needs of patients.
  • Participates in hospital or departmental performance improvement activities.
  • Perform special assignments as needed/requested.
  • Serves as a clinical resource to department staff, students, volunteers and other departments, and contributes to the teamwork essential to ensuring quality patient care.
  • Takes appropriate measures to ensure safety of patients.
  • Attend staff meetings and in-services.
  • Transport patients safely.
  • Provide care of patients with a variety of medical diagnosis and resulting complications.
  • Performs respiratory assessments.
  • Administers respiratory treatments.
  • Set up and manage ventilators.
  • Administer medications.
  • Obtain arterial blood gas, sampling and analyzing.
  • Perform electrocardiograms.
  • Provide patient/family education.
  • Document interventions.
  • Evaluates outcomes of care.
  • Monitor patient status and response to therapy.
  • Maintains a clean work environment and department
  • Remove equipment after use and make ready for next use
  • Functions as Team Lead, when needed

Licensure/ Certification/Registration:

Registered by the National Board of Respiratory Care (RRT) and licensed to practice in the state of Texas as a Respiratory Care Practitioner  (RCP).

Current Healthcare Provider BLS issued by the American Heart Association REQUIRED

ACLS, NRP, and PALS within 6 months of hire date or Job Description change date which ever is later, NRP only needed if working in NICU)


 Minimum Associates Degree from accredited respiratory therapy program


Minimum 1 year of current acute care hospital critical care experience

NICU experience, adult critical care, intubation and arterial line insertion experience desired

 Special Notes:

What outside of the job description are you looking for in a candidate? 

Consistent employment, manager is seeking candidate who will be committed long-term.

High volume patient experience in a busy critical care environment. 

Team player with a great attitude. Team culture of helping others is very strong.

Night Shift  $3.25 per hour differential and $4.00  for weekend shift 

Sign on Bonus – UPTO $5,000

Relocation: $3,000

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