Respiratory Therapist

Requisition ID
2020-146646
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Respiratory Therapy
Hours / Pay Period
72
Shift
Night
Standard Hours
7P-7A, 3 Days a Week
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI St. Luke's Health - The Woodlands Campus
Location
TX-THE WOODLANDS

Overview

The Woodlands Hospital a primary and secondary care hospital serving North Harris and Montgomery counties. Clinical services include cardiovascular services, diagnostic imaging, women’s services (digital mammography and bone density studies), neurosciences, pediatric care (Newborn and Level II nurseries) and surgery, pathology and pulmonary services, and sleep disorders. Clinical affiliations include The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Radiation Treatment Center, and Texas Children’s Hospital.

 

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities

$8,000 Sign On Bonus 

 

Position Summary: Registered Respiratory Therapist, RRT

Provides care to those suffering from acute and chronic respiratory problems. This care includes treatment, management, control, and diagnostic evaluation of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system.

 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Administering therapy modalities which include, but are not limited to, Hand held Nebulizer (HHN), HHN via metered dose inhaler (HHN/MDI), Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilation (IPV), Chest Physical Therapy (CPT), Pentamidine therapy. Medication administration may be included during these therapy modalities.
  • Administering medical gas therapy including oxygen and Helium-Oxygen Therapy (HeO2).
  • Performing ventilation therapies, including maintenance and management of life support systems. These therapies are comprised of non-invasive and invasive ventilation therapies, as well as transport of ventilator patients to diagnostic procedures.
  • Performs physiological monitoring and diagnostic testing including, ABG puncture, bronchoscopy assistance, pulmonary function testing, bedside PFT's, metabolic monitoring, apnea monitoring, transcutaneous monitoring, capnography, and pulse oximetry and sleep apnea assessment.
  • Performs specialized procedures which including but are not limited to, CPR, bronchial lavage, transport, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, artificial and tracheostomy airway care, and body mechanics/ambulation. Permanent or temporary assignment may be made to the Pulmonary Function Lab to perform diagnostic procedures to identify and quantify dysfunction by spirometry, gas diffusion, and body plethysmography.
  • Documenting all patient care accurately and completely in the required departmental documentation system.
  • Serve as resource to certified respiratory therapists, preceptor for new employees, and respiratory care students.
  • May serve as charge therapist in running the shift in absence of the supervisor.

Qualifications

Education:

Associate’s Degree Required

Must complete a respiratory care degree program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care

 

Licensure/Certification:

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner by the State of Texas (RCP)

BLS, ACLS Certification Required

NRP, PALS Certification Preferred

 

related skills: #missioncritical, Registered Respiratory Therapist, RRT

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