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AdventHealth Contract Respiratory Therapist $60 Rate in Killeen, Texas


All the benefits and perks you need for you and your family:

  • $60/hr Contract Rate

  • U13 week contract

  • Career Development

  • Whole Person Wellbeing Resources

  • Mental Health Resources and Support

Our promise to you:

Joining AdventHealth Central Texas and AdventHealth Rollins Brook is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind and spirit. AdventHealth Central Texas and AdventHealth Rollins Brook is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.

Schedule: Contract

Shift : Nights

Location: AHCT 2201 S Clear Creek Rd., Killeen, TX 76549

The community you’ll be caring for:

  • Located in the heart of Texas, AdventHealth Central Texas and AdventHealth Rollins Brook provide care for the citizens of Bell, Coryell and Lampasas counties.

  • Both AdventHealth Central Texas and AdventHealth Rollins Brook are committed to reinvesting in the community by offering the services, technologies, and facilities to set the standard with the continually changing healthcare industry.

  • As a member of our team of more than 1,000 employees you will enjoy competitive salaries, exceptional benefits and opportunities for growth while working in an environment that is centered around our mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ.

The role you’ll contribute:

The Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) is responsible for providing basic and advanced respiratory services to infant, pediatric, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients. The RRT performs routine respiratory clinical care including medication administration, arterial puncture, breathing exercises and retraining, initiation and monitoring of oxygen therapy and pulse oximeters. In addition, the RRT performs critical care duties including the initiation of, management, and discontinuation of mechanical ventilation, endotracheal intubation assist, airway care and attendance at deliveries and cardiopulmonary resuscitations dependent upon the RRT level of professional development attained. May perform routine and emergency care for age categories infant, child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations.

The value you’ll bring to the team:

  • Receives and provides report regarding progress of all patients receiving therapy

  • Prioritizes work appropriately and ensures all work completed

  • Interacts with all members of the health care team to assure efficient problem resolution

  • Assess need for and initiates oxygen therapy, assessing efficacy and appropriateness through use of physical assessment, Spo2 and arterial blood gas sampling and interaction.

  • Works closely with nurses and physicians to aid with all aspects of patient care.

  • Reviews patient’s charts and notes any changes in therapy before each procedure; documents all procedures appropriately


The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed:

Minimum qualifications :

  • Extensive knowledge of clinical applications, principles, and practices of respiratory critical care and an ability to act quickly and competently in emergency situations.

  • Graduation from a program approved by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoArc) or a successor accrediting authority

  • Licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner by the state of Texas

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential from the National Board of Respiratory Care

  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in an acute care setting

  • Experience in ED, ICU, and neonatal settings

  • 2 or more years of acute care experience

  • ACLS, PALS, NRP Certifications

  • Active AARC Membership

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

Category: Respiratory Services

Organization: AdventHealth Central Texas

Schedule: 3 - Night

Shift: AdventHealth Central Texas

Req ID: 22040797

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.