Provides invasive and non-invasive respiratory care under minimal and indirect supervision. Under the supervision of a physician evaluates cardiopulmonary function, treats cardiopulmonary impairment, assesses treatment effectiveness, and cares for patients with deficiencies and abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system, using professional judgment of a highly complex and technical nature, to make independent decisions. Provides patient care to neonate, pediatric, adult and geriatric patients, generally in ICU areas as assigned.
Qualifications - Minimum
Successful completion of the requirements of an educational program in Respiratory Therapy as approved by the Ohio Respiratory Care Board. Must hold and maintain an active license to practice Respiratory Care in the State of Ohio and furnish this information to the department. Must be registered by the National Board of Respiratory Care.
Must maintain Healthcare Provider Status in Basic Life Support through the American Heart Association or its affiliate.
NRP required for Respiratory Therapists working in the NICU.
Must have thorough understanding of all drugs used in all respiratory care procedures.
Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with patients, physicians, and other staff members.
Clinical experience as a Respiratory Therapist in such areas as emergency airway management, extubating, tracheotomies, naso- and oro-pharyngeal airways required. Competency in the operation of ventilators, as well as patient assessment, arterial punctures, etc. required.
Must complete point requirements as written in the Clinical Ladder Policy and maintain all Certifications used for the ladder.
Hours per pay period: 0
Shift and Job Schedule
Job Shift: All, Job Schedule: Contingent
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is our policy to abide by all Federal and State laws, as well as, the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a), prohibiting discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibiting discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.