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- 1 - 2 years experience preferred
Under the supervision of the Director of Cardiopulmonary/Sleep Lab, the registered/certified therapist (RRT/CRT) is responsible for setting up and operating various respiratory care equipment to be utilized in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiopulmonary disease and/or illness. The RRT/CRT should understand the principles and application of mechanical ventilation, as well as simple to advanced airway care. The RRT/CRT must be able to demonstrate competence in the pharmacology of inhaled medications for all ages of patients.
The respiratory therapist is required to have knowledge of basic chemistry, gas physics, anatomy and physiology, and arterial blood gas interpretation. The therapist should have a working knowledge of common respiratory diseases throughout the life span and the usual treatment modalities for these diseases. The therapist should have a working knowledge of the principles and application of hemodynamic monitoring and ECG analysis. The therapist is also responsible for understanding infection control principles and must perform safe and effective cleaning and disinfection of respiratory equipment.
The therapist must have the knowledge and skills necessary to perform cardiopulmonary procedures taking into consideration the physical and psychological development and the safety of pediatrics (ages birth to 12 years) adolescent (ages 12 up to 18 years) adult (18 to 65 years), and geriatric (ages 65 years and older). The therapist must be able to interpret age specific data and provide age specific patient/family health education regarding prevention and treatment of respiratory illnesses. These skills may be gained through education, training, or experience.
The respiratory therapist must be able to demonstrate and communicate instructions of all equipment provided and used in the cardiopulmonary department. The therapist must have excellent communication skills to provide patient education to all age groups.
The respiratory therapist must be able to set up and, educate HME patients on selected home medical equipment, when HME personnel are not readily available. The respiratory therapist will occasionally need to oversee application and adjustments to CPAP, BIPAP and/or oxygen during sleep studies performed in Sleep Lab.
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