Catholic Health Initiatives Respiratory Therapist - Full Time (Days) in HOUSTON, Texas

Respiratory Therapist - Full Time (Days)

Description

The Vintage Hospital is specifically designed to offer a compassionate healing environment while providing its unique brand of care to the Northwest Houston community. As well as named one of “The 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the United States.” for 2014 by Soliant Health, a leading specialty healthcare staffing provider and part of Adecco Group.

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.

Qualifications

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. 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

  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 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

  6. Documenting all patient care Accurately and completely 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 the shift in absence of the supervisor

Minimum Qualifications

Required:

  • Must complete a respiratory care degree program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist with the National Board for Respiratory Care (RRT)

  • Licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner by the Texas Department of State Health Services

  • Based on location assignment may also require BLS/ACLS/ and or PALS

Minimum Experience

None Required

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT:

The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the essential functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in position.

Job Allied Health

Primary Location TEXAS-HOUSTON-ST LUKE VINTAGE

Daily Schedule Days

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 72

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0115653