Tracking Code 2254-029 Job Description 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
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
Required Skills 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.
Required Experience Work Experience:
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
Education and Training:
Completion of a two year CoARC approved respiratory care program
(Associate’s Degree). Bachelor’s degree in Allied Health
Job Location El Paso, Texas, United States Position Type
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