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Registered Respiratory Therapist

Company: CHI St. Luke's Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
Location: Houston
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Job Description:

Baylor St. Luke's Medical CenterA quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart-- Institute, aworld-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962by Denton A. Cooley, MD-consistently ranked as one of the nation's best inCardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery. The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated aMagnet-- hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses CredentialingCenter, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke's is hometo three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and SanFelipe) offering adult and pediatric care-treating more than 51,000 patientsannually. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College ofMedicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School atHouston, The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston BaptistUniversity, and Prairie View A&M University.Position Summary Providescare to those suffering from acute and chronic respiratory problems. This careincludes treatment, management, control, and diagnostic evaluation of patientswith deficiencies and abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system. Minimum Requirements: --Education and Licensure: --Completion of respiratorycare degree program Registered RespiratoryTherapist (RRT) and Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner by the State of Texas(RCP)Based on locationassignment may also require BLS/ACLS/ and or PALS --Minimum Experience: None Required PhysicalRequirements: Sitting and kneeling- Up to 30% of timeStanding andwalking - More than 50% of timePushing, pulling,twisting, climbing, balancing, crawling, reaching, grasping, stooping, andbending - 30% - 50% of timeLifting up to 20lbs - More than 50% of timeLifting 21 lbs -100 lbs - Up to 30% of timeCarrying up to 50lbs - Up to 30% of timePositionResponsibilities: 1. Administering therapy modalities which include, but arenot 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 duringthese therapy modalities----------2. Administering medical gas therapy includingoxygen and Helium-Oxygen Therapy (HeO2. ----------3. Performing ventilation therapies, includingmaintenance and management of life support systems. These therapies arecomprised of non-invasive and invasive ventilation therapies, as well astransport of ventilator patients to diagnostic procedures----------4. Performs physiological monitoring anddiagnostic testing including, ABG puncture, bronchoscopy assistance, pulmonaryfunction testing, bedside PFT's, metabolic monitoring, apnea monitoring,transcutaneous monitoring, capnography, and pulse oximetry and sleep apneaassessment. ----------5. Performs specialized procedures whichincluding but are not limited to, CPR, bronchial lavage, transport,cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, artificial and tracheostomy airway care, andbody mechanics/ambulation. Permanent or temporary assignment may be made to thePulmonary Function Lab to perform diagnostic procedures to identify andquantify dysfunction by spirometry, gas diffusion, and body plethysmography----------6. Documenting all patient care Accurately andcompletely in the required departmental documentation system----------7. Serve as resource to certified respiratory therapists,preceptor for new employees, and respiratory care students----------8. May serve as charge therapist in running theshift in absence of the supervisor-------- Additional Information Requisition ID: 2020-R0278747 Schedule: Part-time Market: CHI St. Luke's Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center

Keywords: CHI St. Luke's Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, Houston , Registered Respiratory Therapist, Healthcare , Houston, Texas

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