This position is PRN: as needed (no set shift/schedule).
Assists Respiratory Therapist in providing respiratory therapy to patients as ordered by physicians, according to established standards and practices. Performs a variety of duties relative to setting up, operating, cleaning, sterilizing, and storing respiratory therapy equipment. Operates sterilizers and aeration chambers. Performs cold sterilization methods as required. Changes nebulizers and humidifiers on nursing wards and resets oxygen flow as prescribed by physician. Provides for proper cleaning and sterilization of all respiratory therapy equipment to ensure safe patient care.
Certified Respiratory Therapist
Respiratory Care Practitioner/StateOf Texas Dept. of Health licensure or new graduate [RRT(E)] of accredited Respiratory Care Program with Temporary RCP License;
Basic Life Support
Successful completion of an Accredited Respiratory Care Program
Completion of all clinicals Associated with an accredited Respiratory Care Program
Patient assessment skills
Completion of all clinicals involving general floor care, Critical Care, and Neonatal/Pediatric areas
Basic computer skills with the ability to learn the hospital TDS system for chart/charging purposes
Invasive & non-invasive ventilators, oxygen delivery systems, blood gas analysis, delivery of respiratory
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.