- The Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) is responsible for the standard and advanced respiratory care procedures for patients suffering from various cardiopulmonary disorders and for performing other examinations and procedures as directed. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values.
- Knowledge of respiratory care concepts, methods or techniques as might be acquired through completion of an Associate or Bachelor degreed program that is approved by the CAAHEP or CoARC.
- Must maintain current licensure as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) from the state of employment and a current credential as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) from the National Board of Respiratory Care.
- Must have certification for PALS, NRP and BLS if required by facility.
- Must have completed competency and skill in advanced airway management.
RELEVANT EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
- Ability to understand and prepare moderately complex written materials, such as patient records.
- Ability to communicate verbally with Associates, physicians, and other outside professionals.
- Ability to work without close supervision and to exercise independent judgment.
- Ability to organize multiple tasks and projects and maintain control of work flow.
- Knowledge and analysis of respiratory care concepts, methods and techniques commensurate with requisite education/experience.
PATIENT GROUPS SERVED
Neonates (0-28 days) Children (2-12 years) Adults (18-64 years) All Patient Groups
Infants (29 days - 23 months) Adolescents (13-17 years) Geriatrics (65 years and older) N/A
- Invasive and non-invasive patient contact throughout shift.
- Possible exposure to patient body fluids.
- Ability to react quickly in emergency situations.
- Ability to read, write, and communicate both orally and written to other individuals.
- Ability to lift, push, pull and carry up to 50 lbs. periodically throughout shift.
- Ability to stand, walk, climb stairs, sit in one place, squat and kneel periodically throughout shift.
- Ability to reach, bend and twist periodically throughout shift.
- Must have good balance and coordination, and good hand-eye coordination.
- Use of hands for gripping and squeezing, as well as repetitive hand and wrist motion.
- Has contact with Associates, supervisors, and managers in Respiratory Care and in other MH-MH departments, such as nursing floors.
- Has daily contact with patients, patients' family members, and physicians.
SUPERVISION PROVIDED BY THIS POSITION TITLE:
- There may be supervisory or lead responsibilities assigned to this job in the absence of the supervisor, and the incumbent may demonstrate supervisory responsibilities to registry eligible, certified, or certification eligible Associates.
STATEMENT OF NON-INCLUSIVITY:
- This job description is not to be construed as a complete listing of the duties and responsibilities that may be given to any employee. The duties and responsibilities outlined in this position may be added to or changed when deemed appropriate and necessary by the person who is managerially responsible for this position.