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- Provides respiratory care to patients in acute, chronic, and emergency situations.
- Performs routine ventilatory and artificial airway treatments in the critical and general care areas.
- Assists physicians and performs routine respiratory care activities as necessary.
- Administers aerolized medications and other respiratory treatments. Performs other related duties as required.
- Equipment and Supplies: Selects, assembles, and checks respiratory care equipment for proper function, operation, and cleanliness; performs minor repairs to correct malfunctions.
- Professional Development: Works with manager to formulate plan for professional development.
- Attends educational in-services as appropriate.
- Participates in professional activities and organizations to maintain knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments.
- Reporting/Data Management: Accurately and completely documents respiratory care by following the established charting procedure to show the patient's progress or any changes in the patient's condition.
- Safety, Security and Health: Practices universal and/or specialized precautions in the daily cleaning and sterilization of work surfaces, equipment, and instruments.
- Staff Resource: May conduct in-service educational programs related to the provision of respiratory care.
- Registered as a Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care. Licensed as a Respiratory Care Professional (RCP) by the state of Georgia.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification in accordance with the American Heart Association required.
- ACLS and/or NRP may be required in designated departments.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock , Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation , Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.