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
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and per...formance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, therefore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.
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