Assists Respiratory Therapist in providing respiratory therapy to patients as ordered by physicians, according to established standards and practices. Performs a variety of duties relative to setting up, operating, cleaning, sterilizing, and storing respiratory therapy equipment. Operates sterilizers and aeration chambers. Performs cold sterilization methods as required. Changes nebulizers and humidifiers on nursing wards and resets oxygen flow as prescribed by physician. Provides for proper cleaning and sterilization of all respiratory therapy equipment to ensure safe patient care.
- 3-5 years in Critical Care environment preferred
- Current RRT or CRTT Licensure from the NBRC and LRT Licensure from the LA board of Medical Examiners
- BLS required
- ACLS required
- NRP if working in the NICU
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