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RESPIRATORY THERAPIST

RAPPAHANNOCK GENERAL HOSPITAL
POSITION SUMMARY:


Primary function within Department Policies \\ Procedures and Standards of Care, reviews patient data, makes assessment of patient's respiratory status, assembles necessary equipment and checks for proper functioning, and administers prescribed therapies as ordered. Monitors patient's response to such therapies and makes recommendations to change or modify based on the assessment. Documents all treatments and therapies provided as required. Performs diagnostic testing for Arterial Blood Gases and Co-oximetry. Performs patient and family education and instructions in order to allay apprehensions and elicit cooperation necessary for attainment of goals and therapies. Ability to perform General Therapy in Non-Critical Care Patients served by the facility. Participates in on-call rotations as required by departmental policies.
JOB REQUIREMENTS:
1. Graduate from AMA approved Respiratory Care Program.
2. Work requires comprehensive knowledge of all department policies, procedures, systems, and equipment as well as proficiency in performing clinical treatments at a level generally acquired during two-year Respiratory Care Program or enrollment in a program.
3. Must maintain current CPR certification and any other applicable certification required for the position.
4. Must maintain current Virginia Respiratory Care Licensure.










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