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Respiratory Therapist

North Texas Medical Center

This is a Full-time position in Gainesville, TX posted March 7, 2021.

Respiratory Therapist

North Texas Medical Center has FT and PRN opportunities for experienced Respiratory Therapists.

Come be a part of an experienced and tenured team and work where you will be treated like a valued team member, not a number.

NTMC is located just off I-35E in Gainesville, Texas.

Distance from Dallas: 61 miles

Distance from Plano: 48 miles

Distance from Denton: 28 miles

Distance from Sherman: 30 miles

Distance from Ardmore: 37 miles



The Respiratory Therapist is responsible for providing cardiopulmonary care services in accordance with specific physician’s orders, department policies and procedures. Duties include:

· Maintains knowledge of the various methods of oxygen delivery, including the necessary equipment. Remains aware of and assesses possible side effects to oxygen delivery

· Administers respiratory therapy treatments, understands the purpose of each and the possible side effects associated with each.

· Sets-up and monitors mechanical ventilators and the associated critical care duties required for such treatment, such as airway management and tracheal suctioning.

· Performs arterial punctures to obtain arterial blood samples for blood gas analysis, and understands the possible complications and contraindications associated with the procedure.

· Performs EKGs, types report interpretations, sends reports to physicians who requested them and files reports in department, according to department procedures.

Requirements:

· Current Texas Respiratory Therapist Licensure.

· Graduate of an AMA-approved School of Respiratory Therapy.

· High school graduate or equivalent must be submitted upon hire – proof of highest level of education must be submitted.

· Current BLS certification.

· Current ACLS certification.

· Current PALS certification.

· Current NRP certification within 6 months of hire within 6 months of hire.

· Current STABLE certification recommended.

· Preferred three (3) or more years of experience in all aspects of cardiopulmonary services.

Job Requirements:

NTMC is an equal opportunity employer.