HCA Corpus Christi , TX 78410
Corpus Christi Medical Center, Corpus Christi, TX
Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
Corpus Christi Medical Center is a Health Care System including Bay Area, Doctors Regional, The Heart Hospital, Northwest Regional, Bayview Behavioral Hospital, Northshore Emergency Center, Northwest Behavioral Health Center and Radiation Oncology at Corpus Christi Cancer Center.
We are committed to the care and improvement of human life; constantly striving to deliver high quality, cost-effective healthcare. From caring for fragile newborns to complex cardiovascular patients, Corpus Christi Medical Center ensures the community receives the highest quality medical care available.
Corpus Christi Medical Center is a 631-bed Health Care System offering a comprehensive scope of inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and specialty services, including:
24-hour Emergency Services
Behavioral Health Services
Cancer Diagnostics & Treatment
Cardiovascular Testing & Surgery
Breast Diagnostic Center
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Level I, II, III
Maternal and Neonatal Transport
Neurosurgical and Neurological Services
Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation
Women's Health Center
Corpus Christi Medical Center is currently looking for a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) at our campus.
Administers Respiratory Therapy to all patients; provides diagnostic services in conformance with recognized respiratory care principles and according to the written order of the physician. Must possess knowledge of respiratory therapeutics and the correlation to diagnostic assessment.
Demonstrates knowledge in identifying different pieces of equipment, disassembling, cleaning and reassembling various mechanical ventilators used in department.
Demonstrates, recognizes and follows indications for hand hygiene, correct hand washing procedures, appropriate use of alcohol based hand cleanser and proper disposal and storage of hazardous materials, including biohazardous materials.
Demonstrates knowledge in proper fitting of nasal/full face masks, proper setting of pressures as indicated by orders and monitoring and troubleshooting of equipment.
Demonstrates knowledge in preparing site for capillary and arterial blood gas puncture; ability to collect and post collection care of patient.
Demonstrates ability to properly place EKG leads, operate, troubleshoot, print EKGs and initiate clerical responsibilities required for an EKG.
Demonstrates knowledge in recognizing proper dosage strength, ability to dilute medications, recognize adverse reactions to medication administration and properly dispose and process equipment after administration of medication.
Demonstrates knowledge in positioning for extubations, properly extubating and placing of proper oxygenating devices, and monitoring patients post extubation.
Demonstrates ability to identify customers and role of all staff in ensuring customer satisfaction.
Demonstrates ability to complete given assignments, reporting incomplete assignments to supervisor; and implement work assignments with existing workloads.
Demonstrates knowledge in positioning patients for intubation, ability to connect scope to blade, insert laryngoscope, visualize vocal cords, insert endotracheal tubes, and check for placement by auscultation and visual lung inflation.
Graduation from an accredited school of Respiratory Therapy.
BLS certification issued from the American Heart Association required.
ACLS & PALS preferred.
RRT - Successful completion of the national certification examination for the Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT).
Requires working in a fast-paced setting and self-motivated.