The Respiratory Care Extern (RCE) position is available to individuals enrolled as students in good standing in an approved respiratory therapy educational program. The RCE administers, monitors and provides objective measurement for basic respiratory care procedures under the direct supervision and control of a Manger and/or Supervisor.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The RCE must be continuously enrolled in good standing in a CoArc approved respiratory care education program.
EDUCATION: The RCE must have completed at least one year within the CoArc program.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: The RCE must have a valid New Mexico Respiratory Care Temporary Student Extern Permit at all times. Upon graduation from the RT education program the RCE must reapply for a NMRC New Graduate Temporary Permit. The RCE must maintain current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification issued through the American Heart Association.
SKILLS: Manual dexterity to provide respiratory therapy and operate equipment.
EXPERIENCE: Completion of first year within the respiratory therapy program
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
Responsible to: Manager, Clinical Supervisor or Clinical Ladder staff
- Bloodborne pathogen -- C
- Routine exposure to aerosol or serum-borne pathogens.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and manual dexterity.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.