Cornerstone Healthcare Group, based in Dallas, Texas, was founded in 1990 and provides excellent healthcare services to our patients, residents and their families.
Our employees make a difference, join us so you can too! We pride ourselves on our quality of care, responsive service, and commitment to excellence. We treat each employee, patient and resident like we would a member of our own family, and measure our success by the direct impact we have on improving the quality of life for our employees, patients and residents.
The Registered Respiratory Therapist, also known as Respiratory Care Practitioners, evaluates, treats and cares for patients with breathing or other cardiopulmonary disorders. Their primary responsibility is for all respiratory care therapeutic treatments and diagnostic procedures under the direction of the Licensed Independent Practitioner. Patient population served will range from 18 years to geriatric who are experiencing medically complex conditions and general cardiopulmonary conditions with rehabilitation needs. Active involvement with the primary physician and interdisciplinary team in developing the patient’s plan of care; assesses their respiratory disorders to improve their optimal functional level of independence and establishes and administers a treatment program with specific goals determined according to the patient’s capacity and tolerance.
Ability to project a professional image
Possess knowledge of functions of Cardiopulmonary department and the quality standards requirements as outlined by CIHQ, the Department of Health for the State of employment and Federal regulatory standards as outlined by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS)
Knowledge and experience in the needs of patients ranging in age from 18 to geriatric
Working knowledge and ability to apply professional standards of practice in job situations
Strong organizational and analytical skills; excellent writing and speaking skills
Working knowledge of personal computer and software applications used in job functions (Word processing, graphics, databases, spreadsheets, etc.)
Persons who have been found guilty by a court of law of abusing, neglecting, or mistreating individuals in a health care related setting are ineligible for employment in this position
Freedom from illegal use of drugs
Freedom from use of and effects of use of drugs and alcohol in the workplace
Education and/or Experience:
Documentation of education – high school diploma or GED
Associates degree in Respiratory Care from an accredited Respiratory Care Education program required
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Must maintain current license in the state of employment
Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) is required
Must maintain current Provider CPR and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification throughout employment