About Steward Health Care
Nearly a decade ago, Steward Health Care System emerged as a different kind of health care company designed to usher in a new era of wellness. One that provides our patients better, more proactive care at a sustainable cost, our providers unrivaled coordination of care, and our communities greater prosperity and stability.
As the country's largest physician-led, minority-owned, integrated health care system, our doctors can be certain that we share their interests and those of their patients. Together we are on a mission to revolutionize the way health care is delivered - creating healthier lives, thriving communities and a better world.
Steward is among the nation’s largest and most successful accountable care organizations (ACO), with more than 5,500 providers and 43,000 health care professionals who care for 12.3 million patients a year through a closely integrated network of hospitals, multispecialty medical groups, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities and behavioral health centers.
Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates 33 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
Under the general supervision of the Director/Manager, renders professional. Respiratory Therapy in accordance with physician’s therapeutic plan, hospital and departmental guidelines, policies and protocols for standards of care. In doing so, assesses patient’s respiratory condition, plans for therapy, sets up and cares for appropriate respiratory equipment, administers prescribed inhalant medications, provides appropriate patient/family education and documents patient assessments and response to therapies.
Our level 3 NICU respiratory therapists are responsible for neonatal therapeutic equipment and processes including:
- ventilator management with conventional as well as high-frequency oscillatory (HFO) and high-frequency jet (HFJ) ventilation
- High flow nasal cannula setup and maintenance
- Bcpap set up and maintenance
- Medication administration, assessment and airway clearance
- surfactant administration
- assist with intubations
- nitric oxide administration
- blood gas analyzing and interpretation
- blood gas lab organization and maintenance
- Attendance at high-risk deliveries
- Internal transports
In addition to their duties in the NICU, neonatal RCPs will also work in adult care floors and units when needed.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner accepted by Texas Medical Board
Technical, clerical, critical thinking and interpersonal skills relevant to patient care/area.
Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced
Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is required.
Pediatric Cardiac Life Support (PALS) certification is to be obtained within 30 days of hire and maintained.
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification must be held by all respiratory therapist who attend and assist with infants in Labor & Delivery.
Other certification requirements as defined by the certification policy.
Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
PREFERRED Bi or Multilingual.
Steward Health Care is proud to be a minority, physician owned organization. Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are at the foundation of the care we provide, the community services we support and all our employment practices. We do not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.