Respiratory Therapist Reg

Requisition ID
2021-149626
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Respiratory Therapy
Hours / Pay Period
72
Shift
Night
Standard Hours
7PM- 7AM
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
Location
TX-HOUSTON

Overview

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

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

 

Minimum Requirements:

 

Education and Licensure:

  • Completion of respiratory care degree program
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) and Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner by the State of Texas (RCP)
  • Based on location assignment may also require BLS/ACLS/ and or PALS  

Minimum Experience:

  • None Required

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