provides respiratory care treatment, oxygen services, diagnostic
testing and ventilation support services to both in-patients and
out-patients ranging in age from neonatal to geriatric. Monitors
and weans Oxygen Therapy and Artificial ventilation, draws,
analyzes and reports Arterial Blood Gases and EKGs, and delivers
intermittent therapy. Assists with changing of artificial airways,
and provides services as ordered by a physician and in accordance
with established policies and procedures.
Required - Associate's Degree
Required - None
Required - Current License as a Respiratory
Therapist in the state of practice
Credentialed by the National Board of Respiratory Care as a
Certified Respiratory Therapist
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification from the American Heart
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Certification (only for
trained therapists working in the NICU)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) must be
obtained within 90 days of hire
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
- Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry
and retrieval of patient information. Must be proficient with
Windows-style applications and keyboard.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills and the
ability to present information clearly and professionally to
varying levels of individuals.
- Strong analytical skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Performs routine and advanced therapeutic procedures according
to established policy and procedure.
- Reviews and documents all clinical information regarding each
- Educates patients and co-workers on procedures and treatment
- Performs diagnostic procedures.
- Provides care based on physical, psycho/social, educational,
safety and related criteria appropriate to the age of patient
served in assigned area.
- Maintains professional certifications and up-to-date knowledge
of technical procedures.
- Attends staff meetings.
- Other related duties as required.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of
work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required
responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or
this description amended at any time.
Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws,
accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that
apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance
with all such laws, regulations and standards.
This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy
Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting
of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or
conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other
The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, protected veteran status, or disability
Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force
occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently,
and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Heavy
Work. (Constantly: activity or condition exists
2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand
requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Even though
the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be
rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a
significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the
time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls;
and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace
entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even
though the weight of those materials is negligible. NOTE: The
constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace,
especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically
demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is
Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid
The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where
patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with
specimens that could contain communicable diseases. There may be an
occupational risk for exposure to communicable diseases.
Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there
may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or
hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport,
storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or
disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may
increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.