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Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT-SDS) - 718004

Company: CHRISTUS Health
Location: Alamogordo
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionDescription

  • Administers respiratory care and diagnostic procedures and therapies as assigned by the Department Manager or appropriate supervisor to include, but not limited to: Humidity and Aerosol therapy; CPT/Flutter; IPPB; Oxygen therapy; SVNs; USNs; Suctioning; Oximetry; ABGs; MDIs; PEFR; EKGs; Bi-Pap therapy; Calorimetry; Trach Care; Incentive Spirometry.
  • Performs CPR and is currently certified for basic life support by AHA.
  • Understands and practices safe respiratory care techniques.
  • Adheres to all universal precautions.
  • Is able to assess, plan, and provide individualized care for patients in compliance with physician's orders, taking into account the metal status, development, and physical needs of each patient based on age, i.e., neonates, pediatrics, adolescents, adults, geriatrics.
  • Performs specialized skills involved in advanced life support or in intensive care utilizing additional knowledge in bedside monitoring, management and weaning from mechanical ventilation, ABGs, and nutritional assessments.
  • Collects and interprets arterial blood gases and attests to the competency to perform this procedure according to department Policies & Procedures.
  • Performs EKGs according to department Policies & Procedures.
  • Performs PFT's according to department Policies & Procedures.
  • Performs Stress Testing according to department Policies & Procedures.
  • Performs EEG's according to department Policies & Procedures.
  • Performs Holter and/or Event monitoring according to department Policies & Procedures.
  • Administers drugs in accordance with department Policies & Procedures and attests to the competency to perform those procedures. Is aware of hazards/ contraindications associated with use of such drugs.
  • Performs oxygen and equipment rounds in accordance with department Policies & Procedures.
  • Documents procedures in Medical Record and department records to ensure statistical and charging accuracy according to department Policies & Procedures.
  • Performs required equipment maintenance, preparation, cleaning, and sterilization per department Policies & Procedures.
  • Troubleshoots equipment problems.
  • Communicates all clinical problems or patients requiring further evaluation to Department Manager or designated supervisor.

    RequirementsEducationRequired: High SchoolLicenses & CertificationsRequired: C-Sleep Disorders Spec L-Resp Care ProPreferred: C-BLS

Keywords: CHRISTUS Health, Las Cruces , Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT-SDS) - 718004, Healthcare , Alamogordo, New Mexico

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