Responsible for evaluating cardiopulmonary status of patient and 1) recommending plan of care; 2) evaluating patient response to care; 3) revising plan of care, and 4) communicating both verbally and in writing. Responsible for the appropriate administration of Oxygen therapy/aerosol therapy, ventilator care, respiratory treatments, performing diagnostic testing and/or monitoring patients. Educates patients and participates in discharge planning. Responsible for maintaining State and Federal Standards for Diagnostic Testing. Responds to off hour calls when "On Standby".
· Registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care.
· College Degree in Respiratory Therapy
C. Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications
· Must maintain a valid Certificate to Practice Respiratory Care issued by the Texas Medical Board.
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.