Performs routine and emergency procedures under the authority of the Medical Director. Responsible for delivering Respiratory, Cardiology, and EEG services accurately, within established medical standards for method and technique, and in a manner that is age-appropriate. Participates in activities that help achieve departmental goals and the CHRISTUS mission. Participates in staffing adjustments and interdepartmental activities to assure adequate coverage and seamless care. Cleans and maintains equipment in good working order. Facilitates the organization's implementation and maintenance of the privacy requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
A. Education/Skills: Completion of an American Medical Association approved Respiratory Therapy credentialing program. Successful completion of the NBRC certification or registry examination.
B. Experience: Hospital experience preferred.
C. Licenses, Registrations or Certification: Licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners; Current BCLS card required. Must have or be willing to obtain ACLS training. Encouraged to obtain NALS and PALS. Membership in the Louisiana Society for Respiratory Care encouraged. Membership in the American Association for Respiratory Care encouraged. The incumbent of this position is required to possess and demonstrate positive interpersonal and communication skills, and demonstrate proficiencies for all patient ages.
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and performance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, theref...ore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.
We believe that good health is the cornerstone of progress. We are firm in our resolve to make exemplary health care accessible and affordable to all, dedicated to lowering the high rate of cardiovascular disease, including stroke, in minority populations and committed to advocacy and diversity. We are guided by ethical principles in all transactions and strive for excellence in our training and skills.