Description Sets up and operates various types of oxygen and other therapeutic gas and mist inhalation equipment such as tents, masks, catheters, cannulas and incubators. Administers prescribed doses of medicinal gases and aerosolized drugs. Prepares and maintains a chart for each patient containing all pertinent background information and treatment records. Cleans, inspects and tests inhalation therapy equipment to ensure proper operating condition.
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.