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Company: Catholic Health Initiatives
Location: Houston, TX
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Hospitals, Health Care

Description

Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center


A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation's best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery.


The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke's is home to three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and Prairie View A&M University.


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.


Minimum Requirements: Education and Licensure:
  • Completion of respiratory care degree program

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) and Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner by the State of Texas (RCP)

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

Minimum Experience:
  • None Required

Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting and kneeling – Up to 30% of time

  • Standing and walking – More than 50% of time

  • Pushing, pulling, twisting, climbing, balancing, crawling, reaching, grasping, stooping, and bending – 30% - 50% of time

  • Lifting up to 20 lbs – More than 50% of time

  • Lifting 21 lbs – 100 lbs – Up to 30% of time

  • Carrying up to 50 lbs – Up to 30% of time

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


Additional Information
  • Requisition ID: 2019-R0260205
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Market: CHI St. Luke's Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center


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