Reg Respiratory Therapist Lead - Cardiopulmonary
Company: Christus Health
Location: Corpus Christi
Posted on: September 12, 2021
Performs the same basic clinical accumen of the RRT:Provides
respiratory care procedures under medical direction specifically
focused on the assessment, treatment, management, control,
diagnostic evaluation, education, and care of patients with
deficiencies and abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary system as
well as on the prevention of the development of these
deficiencies.Therapy includes but is not limited to application and
monitoring of medical gases (excluding anesthetic gases) and
environmental control systems; mechanical ventilatory support;
artificial airway care; bronchopulmonary hygiene; pharmacological
agents related to respiratory care procedures; basic hemodynamic
cardiovascular support appropriate to ages served: primarily adults
18 – 65 or geriatric patient’s ages over 65.May also include care
for infant age 0 – 1 year, child ages 1 – 12 or adolescent ages 13
– 17 years.Care is provided within an assigned unit of the
hospital, in accordance with accepted clinical practices and
established policies and procedures.The focus of patient and family
education activities is to promote knowledge of disease process,
medical therapy and self-help.Works with other disciplines to
ensure a collaborative approach to the care of the patient.May have
other duties assigned as required.
Other duties include: Offers shift leadership in the
Cardiopulmonary department, assisting Manager with annual personnel
competency evaluations, routine workload dispersal and overview of
operations.Serves as department liason to physicians and nursing
staff concerning respiratory equipment and services.Serves as
preceptor and educator to orienting staff
Located just minutes from the shores of Padre Island, CHRISTUS
Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi-South provides surgical and
medical services for our patients in south Corpus Christi.
Perfectly positioned to serve the rapidly-growing south side of
Corpus Christi, CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi - South is
licensed for 158 beds. South offers a full range of medical and
surgical services including pediatrics, obstetrics, skilled
nursing, emergency, intensive care as well as advanced diagnostic
and imaging.The hospital is also home to a Level III Neonatal
Intensive Care Unit which enables recovering mothers to remain
close to their premature or special needs babies
- Graduate of an accredited Registered Respiratory Therapy
program. BSRT preferred.
- Three years general adult care experience preferred.Two years
of Critical Care experience and two years of pediatric or neonatal
care experience preferred at South campus
- Registered Respiratory Therapist via the National Board for
Respiratory Care required.
- RCP-TMB required.
- CPR (American Heart Association)
- ACLS certification within 90 days of hire/transfer date.
- South:NRP required within 1 year of hire/transfer date.
- Alice, Beeville & Kleberg:Initial NRP certification required by
10/31/2018.Effective 11/01/2018, NRP required within 1 year of
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