Certified Respiratory Therapist

Requisition ID
2021-150660
Employment Type
Per Diem
Department
Respiratory Therapy
Hours / Pay Period
20
Shift
Day
Standard Hours
Varies
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI St. Luke's Health–Patients Medical Center
Location
TX-Pasadena

Overview

Patients Medical Center (PMC) provides inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical services to residents of Pasadena, Deer Park, La Porte, Baytown, and Clear Lake. The facility includes 53 medical/surgical beds, eight ICU beds and three endoscopy rooms, and offers a range of primary and specialized services—wound care, general surgery, gastroenterology, occupational health, heart and vascular, women’s services, diagnostic imaging, outpatient rehab services, and sleep disorders.

Responsibilities

Provides care to those suffering from acute and chronic respiratory problems; is knowledgeable in treatment, management, control, and diagnostic evaluation of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system.
 
1. Administering therapy modalities which include, Hand held Nebulizer (HHN), HHN via metered dose inhaler (HHN/MDI), Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilation (IPV), Chest Physical Therapy (CPT), Pentamidine therapy
   
2. Administering medical gas therapy including oxygen and Helium-Oxygen Therapy (HeO2.
   
3. 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
   
4. 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
   
5. Performs specialized procedures which include CPR, bronchial lavage, transport, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, artificial and tracheostomy airway care, and body mechanics/ambulation
   
6. Document all patient care Accurately and completely in the required departmental documentation system
   
7. Serve as resource or preceptor for new employees, and respiratory care students
   
8. May serve as charge therapist in running the shift in absence of the supervisor
 

 

 

Qualifications

*Must complete a respiratory care degree program
   
*Certified Respiratory Therapist with the National Board for Respiratory Care (CRT)
   
* Respiratory care practitioner by the State of Texas (RCP)
 
*Based on location assignment may also require BLS/ACLS/ and or PALS

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