Job Description

General Description

The Respiratory Therapist restores patient's pulmonary function; alleviates pain; supports life by planning and administering medically prescribed respiratory therapy. Will perform Respiratory Assessments, EKGs, Breathing Treatments, and assist in the E.D as directed.

Essential Job Duties

·         Performs routine respiratory care treatments and oxygen administration.

·         Perform EKGs.

·         Describes and instructs therapies or procedures to patients and/or families in a

·         clear and professional manner.

·         Gathers materials and equipment for therapy and transports them to patient’s bedside.

·         Performs arterial punctures.

·         Assists with intubation.

·         Sets up, operate, and monitor mechanical ventilator as ordered

·        Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM Qualifications

·         Current RRT Certification

·         Arizona State Respiratory Licensure

·         Minimum 3+ years of Cardio-Pulmonary experience in a hospital acute care setting.

·         BLS, ACLS, PALS certifications

 Physical Requirements/Working conditions

·         Frequent standing, stooping, bending, stretching, squatting.

·         Must be able to stand/walk foremost of the work day; heavy lifting.

·         Must be able to work paying close attention to detail with frequent interruptions.

·         Ability to work in a fast pace environment