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Registered Respiratory Therapist Lead - Cardiopulmonary

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POST DATE 9/17/2016
END DATE 1/5/2017

Christus Health Corpus Christi, TX

Corpus Christi, TX
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)



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. Directs the day to day work load of the shift by assigning and coordinating the work load. Provides coverage for Emergency codes called with in the hospital as needed. Therapy includes but is not limited to application and monitoring of medical gases (excluding anesthetic gases) and environmental control systems; mechanical ventilator 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. Maintains and troubleshoots cardiopulmonary equipment. Works with other disciplines to ensure a collaborative approach to the care of the patient. May have other duties assigned as required.


- Graduate of an accredited Registered Respiratory Therapy Program.

- RCP -- TDH required.

- CPR -- (American Heart Association).

- ACLS-required within 90 days of hire/transfer.

- One year General Adult Care and Critical Care experience required.

- One year Pediatric Care and supervisory experience preferred.

- Will accept / train RRT with strong clinical, equipment and people skills