Catholic Health Initiatives Registered Respiratory Therapist (PRN) in PASADENA, Texas

Registered Respiratory Therapist (PRN)

Description

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.

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

PRN hours vary - must work weekends and at least 2 shifts per month

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Licensure

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

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

Job Professional Clinical/Allied Health

Primary Location TEXAS-PASADENA

Daily Schedule PRN

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 1800000707

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.