Registered Respiratory Therapist Lead - Respiratory Therapy
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Internal Number: 12823800
Performs the same basic clinical acumen 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. 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 liaison to physicians and nursing staff concerning respiratory equipment and services. Serves as preceptor and educator to orienting staff.
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - Westover Hills (CSRH-WH) is a 150-bed hospital serving the fastest growing area of San Antonio. Specialized care includes orthopedic and surgical services, ICU, women's services, a newborn nursery, comprehensive cardiovascular care from diagnostics to open heart surgery, vascular lab, sleep center, emergency services, the CHRISTUS Weight Loss Institute, wound care, rehabilitation, and more. The campus also boasts an Outpatient Imaging Center and three medical plazas, one of which houses our CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency Program and CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Family Health Center.
Associate degree in RT required, or equivalent (specialized training/military training).
Bachelor's degree in Respiratory Therapy highly preferred.
Basic Computer knowledge.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and written.
Demonstrates ability to problem solve and be supportive/innovative in the process of change.
Strong human relations skills with an ability to handle difficult/sensitive issues with regard to patient confidentiality.
An ability to develop relationships with customers (i.e. patients, physicians and supporting departments).
Three years general adult care experience preferred. Two years of Critical Care experience
Current Registered Respiratory Therapist for the State of Texas (TMB) required
Current NBRC credentialing as RRT required
Current ACLS required
Current BLS required
Current PALS required (must obtain within 90 days of hire)
Current NRP required (must obtain within 90 days of hire. NRP not required for Medical Center)
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.