Sets up and operates various types of oxygen and other therapeutic gas and mist inhalation equipment such as tents, masks, catheters, cannulas and incubators. Administers prescribed doses of medicinal gases and aerosolized drugs. Prepares and maintains a chart for each patient containing all pertinent background information and treatment records. Cleans, inspects and tests inhalation therapy equipment to ensure proper operating condition.
Registered 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 anAccredited Respiratory Care Program Completion of all clinicalsassociated 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 Pharmacological agents
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.