The Respiratory Therapy Technician performs procedures and operates various equipment to provide diagnostic and therapeutic respiratory care to patients.
Administers respiratory therapy treatments and emergency respiratory care, using prescribed equipment, gases, drugs, or other required methods.
Performs pulmonary diagnostic studies as directed for patient assessment.
Places patient in proper position for treatment ensuring comfort and safety of patient.
Takes and records vital signs and conditions of patient and records same as directed.
Observes and monitors patient during procedure and takes corrective action as necessary.
Performs necessary reporting functions as directed.
Insures that equipment and supplies are available and in proper condition for patient use.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
High School Graduate or GED equivalent
Successful completion of a formal respiratory therapy course
Possession of a valid National Board of Respiratory Care Certification
in states where certification is required.