Respiratory Care Practitioner Job Description

Respiratory Care Practitioner Job Description

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Respiratory care practitioner provides nasotracheal or artificial airway suctioning; performs intubation and arterial blood gas puncture analysis; documents all activities and patient outcomes/responses on approved hospital forms.

Respiratory Care Practitioner Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective respiratory care practitioner job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included respiratory care practitioner job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Possess knowledge and theory of pulmonary anatomy and physiology, and be able to correctly perform tests, acquiring accurate results on all patients
Perform basic computer skills including documentation in the electronic health record
Care for patients with artificial airways, manage patients on mechanical ventilators, and provide cardiopulmonary resuscitative procedures
Administer medication, perform airway clearance techniques, and adjunctive oxygen administration
Obtain and analyze samples for blood gas analysis
Operate, maintain and troubleshoot respiratory equipment
Participate in patient education
Perform patient assessments
Evaluate need for diagnostic exam
Evaluate and perform modality

Respiratory Care Practitioner Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Respiratory Care Practitioner

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: PALS, ACLS, NRP, AHA, BLS, PEARS, CPR

Education for Respiratory Care Practitioner

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the respiratory care practitioner job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Respiratory Care, Respiratory Therapy, Associates, Education, Graduate, Technical, Science, Technology, Medical, English

Skills for Respiratory Care Practitioner

Desired skills for respiratory care practitioner include:

Anatomy
Chemistry
Physics
Physiology and pathophysiology
Arterial puncture and blood gas analysis
Bedside pulmonary function testing
Equipment and quality control
Mechanics and equipment
Computer systems and software used in functional area
Contraindications

Desired experience for respiratory care practitioner includes:

Participate in team process
Evaluate effectiveness of therapy
Verifies all prescribed therapy
NRP certification required (Pulmonary Rehab Dept
Experience with Bronchoscopies and NICU preferred
Explain purpose and procedure of treatments, tests, and equipment to patients

Respiratory Care Practitioner Examples

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Respiratory Care Practitioner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a respiratory care practitioner. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for respiratory care practitioner
  • Assess patients for appropriateness of therapy utilizing management guidelines and protocols
  • Perform chest physical therapy treatments involving percussion, postural drainage, and suctioning
  • Perform pulmonary function studies determining the volume, distribution, and movement of air in the respiratory system
  • Perform preventative maintenance and repair of equipment as needed
  • Graduate of an AMA approved program for Respiratory Care
  • New graduates of an AMA approved program for Respiratory Care may be hired into this position
  • This is an on-call position, days and hours may vary
  • This person will be required to work in the nursery
  • Provide respiratory therapy to patients as ordered by physicians according to established standards and practices
  • Demonstrate proficiency in delivering care to age-specific patient population (e.g., infants adolescents, adults, geriatrics, pediatrics)
Qualifications for respiratory care practitioner
  • Previous clinical rotation at Sharp Coronado within the past 2 years preferred
  • Graduate of an American Medical Association (AMA) accredited respiratory care program
  • Must be registry eligible with the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC?
  • Must be a Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner with the Washington State Department of Health under Chapter 18.89 RCW
  • New graduates qualify for temporary practice if they have complied with the Washington State Department of Health (WAC)
  • Knowledge of adult and pediatric ventilator management
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Respiratory Care Practitioner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a respiratory care practitioner. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for respiratory care practitioner
  • Able to set up equipment appropriately, explain procedures to patients and gain their cooperation, conduct tests and calculate test results for the physician, evaluate test reliability, patients performance and clinical implications
  • Able to advise on patient pulmonary function needs and to recognize and assess alarm values in testing, reporting them to the appropriate physician /medical provider
  • Serve as a contact person in the absence of a supervisor or director
  • Assess needs, administers, and evaluates response to respiratory are procedures such as oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, hyperinflation therapy, and bronchial hygiene therapies
  • Provide mechanical ventilatory support and CPR
  • Assist physicians with bronchoscopes
  • Perform arterial and venous blood draws, operates ABG machines, and performs electrocardiogram's (EKG)
  • Performs assessment of patients and develops their respiratory plan of care
  • Administers treatments/medications as prescribed by the physician
  • Teaches and reinforces education on disease process, treatment, and wellness to patient and/or family and the community at large
Qualifications for respiratory care practitioner
  • Experienced acquired from Accredited Respiratory Care School
  • Active member of the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC)
  • One (1) year of Outpatient Pulmonary or Sleep Medicine experience preferred
  • Must have one year experience in an acute care facility or equivalent
  • Must be a graduate of an accredited respiratory care program or equivalent
  • Must work well under stressful situations
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Respiratory Care Practitioner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a respiratory care practitioner. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for respiratory care practitioner
  • Perform management and care of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities which affect the pulmonary system and associated aspects of cardiopulmonary and other systems function within the scope of practice of Respiratory Care Practice Act 1996
  • Perform a variety of technical procedures that require independent judgment of initiative to apply prescribed treatments and testing in a safe, professional manner
  • Be accountable and responsible for the delivery of direct respiratory care to all age ranges served by the facility
  • Utilize a collaborative care patient management process in meeting established standards of care that provides a safe, aseptic, preventative and restorative process
  • Direct and indirect respiratory care services, including but not limited to, the administration of pharmacological and diagnostic and therapeutic agents related to respiratory care
  • Observe and monitor for signs and symptoms, general behavior, general physical response to and determine abnormal characteristics and report those conditions appropriately
  • Care for patients with deficiencies and abnormalities which affect the pulmonary system and associated aspects of cardiopulmonary and other systems function within the scope of practice of Respiratory Care Practice Act 1996
  • Be accountable and responsible for the delivery of direct respiratory care to all age ranges of patients from neonates to adults
  • Utilize a collaborative care patient management process, meeting established standards of respiratory care and integrating other health care team members
  • Demonstrates competent patient care assessment skills for all age groups
Qualifications for respiratory care practitioner
  • NICU preferred
  • Graduation from an approved school of respiratory therapy
  • Registered as a Respiratory Therapist as determined by the National Board of Respiratory Care
  • Bachelor’s of Science degree in Respiratory Care or in a health care related field
  • Active participation in respiratory care professional organizations
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for all Respiratory Therapist applicants hired on or after 1/1/15
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Respiratory Care Practitioner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of respiratory care practitioner. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for respiratory care practitioner
  • Educates patients, families, and health care team on all aspects of Respiratory care
  • Provides consistent, appropriate, accurate documentation of patient assessment and clinical data
  • Maintains a safe, clean environment for patients, visitors, and members of the health care team
  • Contributes to the management and efficient operation of the department
  • Maintains commitment for self-growth and competency and a willingness to evaluate/accept new techniques, concepts and equipment as introduced
  • Participates as an active, cooperative professional member of the Patient Care Team
  • Performs a variety of technical procedures that require independent judgment of initiative to apply prescribed treatments and testing in a safe, professional manner
  • Be accountable and responsible for the delivery of direct respiratory care to all age ranges of patients from neonates to adults and through the assignment and direction of the Patient Care Leader, utilizing a collaborative care patient management process, meeting established standards of respiratory care and integrating other health care team members
  • Demonstrates appropriate written skills
  • Demonstrates assessment skills in age specific groups of patients
Qualifications for respiratory care practitioner
  • Washington State licensure as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (LRCP)
  • Graduate of an accredited Respiratory Therapy Program (AA)
  • Registered Respiratory Care Practitioner
  • Credentials from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) as a Certified or Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist
  • Graduate of a two (2) year Respiratory Care Accrediting Board (RCAB) approved school of respiratory care
  • As degree following a two-year Respiratory Care Program at an AMA approved college/university
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Respiratory Care Practitioner Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a respiratory care practitioner. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for respiratory care practitioner
  • Demonstrates proper assessment skills to allow for selection of the proper protocol to be initiated
  • Performs all responsibilities within the values and framework of the philosophy of the St
  • Delivers routine and critical respiratory care services consistent with department policies and procedures utilizing all medication, devices and equipment safely and accurately
  • Administers all Respiratory therapeutics and assures that they are effective
  • Administers all cardio-pulmonary diagnostic testing offered through the respiratory care department and suggests the correct procedure for each patient
  • Performs Arterial Stick for Arterial Blood Gases, interprets the information and adjusts the patient's oxygen and/or therapy
  • Performs all respiratory and cardio-pulmonary diagnostic testing that includes the following and any new services that may be added
  • Responds to all areas of the hospital if the need should arise
  • Arranges for home respiratory and oxygen equipment for patients that are being discharged from the hospital
  • Initial assesses of the pulmonary status of their patients
Qualifications for respiratory care practitioner
  • Eligible to meet NBRC registry requirements
  • Minimum of one [1] year experience (May include clinical portion of training program
  • Knowledge of adult and pediatric ventilator management, CPR, EKG, and computers
  • Graduate of an AMA approved respiratory care program preferred
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credentials are preferred
  • Active member of the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC) is preferred

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