Resp Care Practitioner (Days)
Posted on: November 15, 2020
At Houston Methodist, the Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP)
position is responsible for performing routine respiratory care
procedures as assigned, varying in complexity which include, but
are not limited to, preparation, administration and monitoring of
medication and treatment modalities and gas therapy, ventilator
support, spirometry and assistance with bronchoscopy. This position
may perform diagnostic testing of the cardiac respiratory system,
as appropriate. As a member of the direct patient care team, the
RCP position provides direct assistance to physicians and other
care health professionals, with respiratory care-related procedures
within the scope of the professional licensure. This position
delivers exceptional patient care and adheres to standards and
guidelines established by respiratory and regulatory agencies and
Houston Methodist to ensure optimal patient safety and customer
PATIENT AGE GROUP(S) AND POPULATION(S) SERVED
Refer to departmental "Scope of Service" and "Provision of Care"
plans, as applicable, for description of primary age groups and
populations served by this job for the respective HM entity.
HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS
oProvide personalized care and service by consistently
demonstrating our I CARE values:
-INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.
-COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional,
ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.
-ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our
-RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity,
-EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for
others to emulate.
oFocuses on patient/customer safety
oDelivers personalized service using HM Service Standards
oProvides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following
our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET,
Managing Up, Key Words)
oIntentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs
are being met
oInvolves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling
their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are
essential functions of the job.
PEOPLE - 20%
1.Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a
dynamic, team focused work unit that actively helps one other to
achieve optimal department results. Collaborates with all members
of the interprofessional team by using progressive skills in
therapeutic communication and reporting pertinent patient care
information and data in a comprehensive manner, which includes
active listening and teaching.
2.Communicates effectively with others to facilitate providing the
highest quality service during every customer and patient
3.Practices in a manner that is congruent with cultural diversity
and inclusion principles. Serves as a patient advocate in
preventing/resolving ethical issues. Facilitates interventions to
relieve the patient s/family spiritual distress.
4.Provides contributions towards improvement of department scores
for turnover/retention/employee engagement, i.e. peer-to-peer
SERVICE - 30%
1.Performs respiratory care to include but not limited to: arterial
blood gas and analysis, pulse oximetry, spirometry and flow volume
loops, lung volume determination, airway resistance measurement,
breath diffusion capacity, bronchoprovocation testing, maximal
inspiratory and expiratory pressures, bronchodilator
administration, diagnostic radiology procedures. Prepares,
administers and monitors treatment modalities and medication
delivery. Implements, monitors and evaluates ventilator
2.Performs other procedures and tests as needed and if assigned,
such as Electrocardiograms, Holter s, and Arterial Blood Gas.
3.Provides care for the physical needs of patients by executing
various respiratory care concepts to maximize performance, which
includes positioning, physiology, procedure preparation, and
technical factors. Modifies technical factors to achieve desired
results and recognizes complications / limitations associated with
certain procedures. Proactively identifies how to address these for
4.Uses peer-to-peer accountability to contribute towards improving
department score for patient satisfaction.
QUALITY/SAFETY - 30%
1.Troubleshoots, calibrates and performs preventive maintenance and
quality control on all equipment and analyzers per department
guidelines, documenting activities. Assembles, prepares, cleans and
operates bronchoscopy equipment, monitoring equipment and
accessories in accordance with manufacturing recommendations and
department guidelines. Reports malfunctions.
2.Provides direct assistance to physicians, performing tests as
ordered, assessing and assuring quality, acceptability and
reliability of results; takes corrective action and involves others
as needed toward achievement of this end.
3.Contributes to identification of corrective action and
improvement activities and to meet department and hospital targets
for quality and safety, focusing on the task at hand and reporting
near misses, and inputing errors promptly into Patient Safety Net
to improve processes and identify trends.
FINANCE - 10%
1.Accurately documents all patient care and respiratory-related
activities and procedures in the appropriate documentation system.
Enters charges at the time service is delivered.
2.Uses resources efficiently; does not waste supplies.
Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively, minimizing
incidental overtime, and prioritize daily tasks.
GROWTH/INNOVATION - 10%
1.Participates in practice projects focused on innovation,
efficiency or improvement in patient care and activities. Embraces
and enacts new care pathways or service line implementation to
improve service to the community.
2.Identifies own learning needs, consults with healthcare team
experts and seeks continuing education opportunities to meet those
needs to expand learning beyond baseline competencies with a focus
on continual development as a Respiratory Care Practitioner.
Completes and updates the individual development plan (IDP) on an
This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the
employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job
duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise
job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.
oGraduate of education program approved by the credentialing body
for the required credential(s) indicated below in the
Certifications, Licenses and Registrations section.
oNo experience required; one year experience as a Respiratory Care
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
oRegistered as Respiratory Therapist by National Board for
Respiratory Care (NBRC-RRT)
oLicensed as Respiratory Care Practitioner by the Texas Medical
oAmerican Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)
oAmerican Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
within 90 days of hire.
Equal Employment Opportunity. Houston Methodist is an Equal
Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which
Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not
engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person
employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis
of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or
other characteristics protected by law.
VEVRAA Federal Contractor priority referral Protected Veterans
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