El Paso Children's Hospital
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at El Paso Children's Hospital
Under the direction of the specified shift Respiratory Care Supervisor, Administrative and Medical Director is responsible for the assessment, treatment, management, control, diagnostic evaluation and care of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of the pulmonary system. The Registered Respiratory Care Practitioner uses medical gases and administration apparatus, ventilatory support, humidification, aerosols, medication, broncho-pulmonary drainage, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and airway management in the therapeutic support of the patient. Specific techniques may also include; measurement of ventilatory volumes, pressures, flows, airway care, track changes, suctioning, sputum collection, arterial puncture and blood gas analysis. Provides care to patients of varying ages with age related need. This is a critical care position, may be assigned to any critical care unit; no immediate supervision required and must be able to function independently with minimal to no supervision. Contributes to the provision of quality care through performance improvement techniques that demonstrate positive outcomes in patient care.
- Must have a comprehensive knowledge of routine and critical procedures with critical thinking skills for both adults, pediatric, and neonatal patients.
- Thorough knowledge of Respiratory physiology and ability to practice good judgment in the implementation of clinical interventions indicated by the patient status.
- Possesses effective oral and written communication skills.
- Possesses effective interpersonal relationship skills.
- Ability to read and comprehend English at a level necessary to follow written and oral instructions and safety precautions.
- Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
One year experience in adult, pediatric and neonatal critical care respiratory care procedures preferred.
- Registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care.
- Current Texas Respiratory Care License.
- ACLS, PALS, NRP, and STABLE certifications required or obtained within one year in position.
- Current CPR by The American Heart Association
- Neonatal/Pediatric Specialty (NPS) certification within 6 months of hire.
Education and Training:
Completion of a two year CoARC approved respiratory care program (Associate’s Degree). Bachelor’s degree in Allied Health preferred.