Registered Respiratory Therapist - Respiratory Therapy at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System

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Responsible for the pulmonary care of critical, non-critical, and chronically ill adult, pediatric, and neonatal patients under the direction of a physician with minimal supervision. Performs patient assessments and institutes respiratory care plans. Performs various technical and diagnostic respiratory therapy procedures in all areas of the hospital.

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa is proud to bring more than 145 years of Catholic, faith-based, health care excellence to Alamo Heights, an area known for its rich history and quality. Overlooking the Quarry Golf Course, the 36-bed short stay surgical hospital provides state-of-the-art technology including electronic medical records complemented by highly specialized services, physicians, and clinical care teams. 


• Meets expectations of the applicable OneCHRISTUS Competencies: Leader of Self, Leader of Others, or Leader of Leaders.
• Include, but are not limited to:
• Emergency (Code Blue and White) response;
• Airway management including nasotracheal & endotracheal suctioning;
• Delivery of aerosolized drugs;
• Ventilator management (i.e. setup and operation);
• Oral hygiene;
• Airway retaining device placement and maintenance;
• Airway support device management including BiPAP and CPAP devices;
• Oxygen delivery devices and therapeutic monitoring;
• Chest film analysis;
• Bloodgas collection and analysis;
• EKG analysis;
• Accurate and complete documentation;
• Cleaning and stocking of equipment and supplies as necessary;
• Participate in CAP and JC surveys.
• RRTs may function as Shift Leader or serve in the capacity of Team Leader
• Advanced practice skills may include:
• Therapeutic gas management and monitoring, including INO and HeO2;
• Pulmonary Function Testing;
• Bronchoscopy assist;
• Hemodynamic Monitoring;
• Waveform analysis;
• Nocturnal SpO2 evaluation (Desaturation Studies);
• Polysomnography;
• Transport duties.


A. Education/Skills

  • See licensure and/or certification requirements

B. Experience

  • 3-4 years of experience preferred

C. Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications

  • RT or RCP License in state of employment required
  • BLS required
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by NBRC required

Work Schedule:

3 Days - 12 Hours

Work Type:

Full Time

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Registered Respiratory Therapist - Respiratory Therapy

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Respiratory Care


CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System
403 Treeline Park
San Antonio, TX  78209 View on a map

Registered Respiratory Therapist - Respiratory Therapy

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