Job ID: 290011755
Last Updated: 5/26/2021
Lubbock Heart & Surgical Hospital
Human Resources - Recruiter
Shift:Full Time Flex
Apply online at https://lubbockheart.com/employment/
The Respiratory Therapist provides therapeutic and diagnostic pulmonary care for both the inpatients and outpatients. The Respiratory Therapist must be capable of administering therapeutic medical gases, delivering aerosol therapy, administering prescribed pharmacological medications, and evaluating and reporting the effectiveness of the prescribed therapy to the physician, as well as other health care workers.
Provide therapeutic and diagnostic pulmonary care for both the inpatients and outpatients 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
Administer therapeutic medical gases, delivering aerosol therapy, administering prescribed pharmacological medications, and evaluating and reporting the effectiveness of the prescribed therapy to the physician, as well as other health care workers.
Assist with procedures used for long and short-term continuous ventilation, airway management, pulmonary postural drainage or chest physiotherapy, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Assist in diagnostic and therapeutic testing techniques i.e.: Pulmonary Function testing/Bronchoscopies/EKG/ABG/Exercise and Nocturnal oximetry studies.
Assist with the patients oronasal and/or tracheal suctioning.
Keep adequate and accurate records of the patients therapy and other department records as required.
Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit, possessing the ability to assess data reflective of the patients status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirements. Providing the care needed as described in the units/areas departments policies and procedures.
Demonstrate knowledge and competencies initially and annually.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED
Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively.
Knowledge of accepted respiratory standards and practices.
Knowledge of laws and regulations affecting Respiratory Care.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Three to Five (3 5) years combined clinical experience.
LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION
Must be registered/and or certified and licensed by the state of Texas in Respiratory Care. Registration by the National Broad for Respiratory Care (NBRT) or registry eligibility is also required.
Must be BLS Certifies and prefer ACLS certification.
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