Under the general supervision of the Pulmonary Services System Director, Pulmonary Services Manager and direct supervision of the Pulmonary Services Supervisors, the Registered Respiratory Therapist provides comprehensive respiratory care, general respiratory care, intensive respiratory care, emergency respiratory care, blood gas lab analysis, phlebotomy, electrocardiograms and basic pulmonary function testing. Registered Respiratory Therapist may fill this role and perform additional specialized roles, such as, complete pulmonary function testing, hyperbaric technician or pulmonary rehabilitation.
Respiratory Therapy/Pulmonary Services Management
Graduate of an Accredited Respiratory Therapy Program. Able to care for patients with varying degrees of illness. Good communication
Registered by NBRC; licensed by State of Tennessee (and/or Virginia) as a Licensed Respiratory Care Therapist with ABG endorsement Advanced cardiac life support by American Heart Association (ACLS).
BLS is required for any RN, LPN, PCT, Patient Transporter or other direct patient care provider. Emergency Department, Intensive Care Units, PACU, Medical Emergency Team and Anesthesia require ACLS. Pediatrics, SICU, Emergency Department and Medical Emergency Team also require PALS