Registered Respiratory Therapist

Requisition ID
2021-179880
Department
Respiratory Therapy
Shift
Varied
Standard Hours
Mondays
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI St. Luke's Brazosport
Location
TX-LAKE JACKSON

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.

 

CHI St. Luke’s Health–Brazosport Hospital is located on a beautiful, 25-acre campus in Lake Jackson, Texas. Offering state-of-the-art diagnostic and comprehensive treatment services, our hospital is home to a 154-bed patient tower, level III trauma center, advanced cardiac care center, and full-service, multidisciplinary cancer center. CHI St. Luke’s Health–Brazosport Hospital is dedicated to providing quality care with compassion for the communities we serve.

 

CHI St. Luke’s Health, now part of CommonSpirit Health formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health, has been serving our community since 1954. We proudly provide a vast array of services that help us keep our community safe and healthy.  

 

If you are compassionate about healthcare and would like to impact patients every day, connect with CHI St. Luke’s Health today to experience what it is like to collaborate with a talented healthcare team!

 

We offer the following benefits to support you and your family:

  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity Theft
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Free Premium Membership to Care.com with preloaded credits for children and/or dependent adults
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Tuition Assistance for career growth and development
  • Matching 401(k) and 457(b) Retirement Programs
  • Wellness Programs

Responsibilities

The Registered Respiratory Therapist is responsible for being a part of the resuscitation team, care of the neonate in distress, administration of bronchodilators, oxygen administration, diagnostic pulmonary function studies, arterial blood gas analysis, and patient education.

 

  • Administers treatments and medications which promote pulmonary hygiene, improve pulmonary function, and improve respiratory status
  • Evaluates and ensures proper maintenance of airways and patient ventilation
  • Implements oxygen, gas, and humidity therapy. Maintains oxygen and humidity devices and emergency equipment
  • Performs oximetry, safely obtains blood samples, and performs blood gas analysis; verifies accuracy of results
  • Performs preoperative assessments of patients’ respiratory status; provides instruction on prevention of postoperative complications
  • Sets up, monitors, and maintains invasive and noninvasive ventilatory and oxygenation devices; recognizes and corrects malfunctions or inappropriate settings
  • Participates in resuscitation efforts and other emergency medical treatments (based upon level of training)
  • Demonstrates competent and safe procedures in obtaining and handling sputum specimens.
  • Stocks supplies, assembles crash boxes, prepares ventilators and other equipment for immediate use; maintains a neat and orderly work area

 

Qualifications

  • Graudate of an American Medical Association/Committee for Accreditation Respiratory Therapy program required
  • Associate's Degree required
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist required 
  • Training in multiple age populations required
  • 2 years of clinical experience preferred

Related Skills: Respiratory Therapy, RT, Respiratory Care Practitioners (RCP), emphysema, asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, cardiac failure, and chest trauma, AARC #missioncritical 

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