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Texas Children's Hospital
Job Title: Ambulatory Respiratory Therapist - Part Time Job ID: 128188 Location: Medical Center, Houston, TX Full/Part Time: Part-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular Texas Children's Hospital is an internationally recognized full-care pediatric hospital located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston. One of the best pediatric hospitals in the United States, Texas Children's Hospital is dedicated to providing the finest possible pediatric patient care, education and research.
Texas Children's is nationally ranked in the top five among children's hospitals by both Child magazine and U.S. News World Report. The hospital has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthrough developments in the treatment of cancer, diabetes, asthma, HIV, premature babies, and cardiogenic and attention-related disorders.
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Perform routine and complex pulmonary function tests, score and download control of breathing procedures (neonates to adults). Provide education to patients, families and staff on the diagnostic procedures performed in the P.D.L.
Perform diagnostic procedures: spirometry, body plethysmography, carbon monoxide diffusion studies, lung volumes via gas dilution/nitrogen washout studies, arterial blood gas sampling, pulse oximetry, control of breathing studies, bronchoprovocational challenges and exercise challenges; assist with set up and performance of flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopies. Perform respiratory clinical care practices. Maintain lab and equipment; perform and record routine preventative maintenance calibration and QC of equipment; maintain and replenish control of breathing study equipment and supplies. Download home apnea monitors and make changes to apnea monitor settings; set up, perform hourly checks, score and discontinue control of breathing studies; perform arterial blood gas punctures; enter appropriate charges; document diagnostic procedure results. Provide patient/family education for asthma inpatient education program.
Knowledge and Skills:
Knowledge of cardiopulmonary physiology and pathophysiology and standards and guidelines set by American Thoracic Society required. The ability to demonstrate basic leadership skills, maintain professional standards and conduct at all times and use cardiopulmonary testing equipment.
Education, Licensure and Education:
Graduate of an accredited NSCPT cardiopulmonary program or NBRC respiratory program; a minimum six (6) months clinical experience in a pulmonary laboratory or two (2) years clinical experience in respiratory care; CPFT or CRT through NBRC; certified in basic cardiac life support.