The primary purpose of the Respiratory Therapist is to perform all duties under medical supervision in the treatment, management, control, diagnostic evaluation and care of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities associated with the cardio-pulmonary system and work cooperatively with the health care team in maintaining standards of care within the framework of the Ohio Respiratory Care Board (ORCB).
- Maintains the standards of respiratory care.
- Provides a safe environment for patients.
- Follows policies, standards, protocols, and procedures of the hospital.
- Provides patients and family with education and support.
- Assists physicians, nursing, and other disciplines with tests and procedures.
- Performs therapy in accordance with policy and procedure.
- Participates in economical utilization of supplies.
- Reports and accurately records pertinent observations and reactions regarding patients to the appropriate members of the health care team (i.e.: physicians, RN, PCS, and other RTs).
- Participates in orientation of new personnel.
- Communicates with physicians in a professional manner.
- Performs other duties as assigned such as EKGs, specimen collection, department stocking, and other duties as assigned.
- Creates and fosters a work environment that is consistent with the Mission, Vision and Values of the Aultman Health Foundation.
- Supports organizational strategic goals.
- Abides by the Aultman Code of Conduct at all times with emphasis on HIPAA compliance and patient confidentiality.
1. A graduate of respiratory therapy program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.
2. Current licensure to practice as a Respiratory Care Practitioner in the state of Ohio.
3. Capable of functioning in the various roles of the Respiratory Therapist.
1. Normally works eight or twelve hours per day, rotates shifts, works every other weekend and holidays as assigned.
2. Lunch periods and breaks are coordinated with other staff to maintain adequate unit coverage.
3. Subject to frequent interruptions during performance of duties.
4. Expected to adhere to hospital policies and procedures.
5. Expected to fulfill position description requirements.
6. Blood and body fluid exposure.
- Sits, stands and moves intermittently during working hours.
- Physical movement; lifting (up to 50 pounds without assistance), bending, twisting, pushing, pulling, reaching, kneeling, and climbing and other physical functions as required.
- Manual dexterity and eye/hand coordination.
- Able to interact, comprehend, speak, hear, see, stand, walk and work under varying conditions
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