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Registered Respiratory Therapist

Company: Catholic Health Initiative
Location: Houston
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center

Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center is an 881-bed quaternary care academic medical center that is a joint venture between Baylor College of Medicine and CHI St. Luke's Health. Located in the Texas Medical Center, the hospital is the home of the Texas Heart Institute, a cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD. The hospital was the first facility in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award five consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke's also has three community emergency centers offering adult and pediatric care for the Greater Houston area.

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.

Position Summary

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:

  • Maintenance of normal acid-base balance, oxygenation, ventilation and coagulation via blood products, necessary medication and anticoagulation protocols.
  • The ECMO specialist is familiar with and operates advanced ECMO support equipment and performs ECMO therapy according to physician orders.
  • The specialist is proficient in all assigned duties required and will act as a clinical resource for ECLS. The specialist is detail oriented and highly motivated while caring for an extremely diverse patient population often under stressful situations.
  • Sets up and primes ECMO circuits, initiates alongside the Perfusionist and maintains extracorporeal life support according to protocols.


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

Keywords: Catholic Health Initiative, Houston , Registered Respiratory Therapist, Other , Houston, Texas

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