Performs direct patient care; assessment, treatment, control diagnostic evaluation of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary system as ordered by the patients' attending physician. He/she will be responsible for general floor care, NICU, PICU, ICU, transports, ER, therapeutic gas administration, CPR, intubation of neonate through adult, ventilator management, ABG's, EKG's, PFT's, spirometry, EEGs, holter monitor placement, disease prevention education, hearing screenings, and scheduling of outpatient services.
Graduate of an AMA, JRCRTE approved school with an Associate Degree in Respiratory Therapy; On-line program graduates must pass NBRC entry-level examination before hire
Computer literate with good verbal and written communication skills
Must obtain the required hours set forth by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) or the state of Louisiana via cardiopulmonary seminars, conferences, online educational webinars, and all other acceptable educational tools on an annual basis
Licensed by the State of Louisiana; CRT Certified or Registered by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC)
CPR, ACLS, PALS and NRP certifications as required by department function
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.