Examines patients with breathing-related conditions and conducts diagnostic testing. Consults with physicians to develop and implement a treatment plan for the patient.
Performs all necessary respiratory procedures using non-invasive methods, e.g. CPAP and BIPAP therapies. Assembles and disassembles, operates and maintains, troubleshoots, cleans, and sets ventilator parameters according to physician's orders and records response to treatments.
Administers nebulizer treatments per physician orders. Educates patients on use of SVNs, inhalers etc. and documents tolerance and understanding of use.
Educate patients/staff on basic respiratory therapy procedures.
Ensures home environment needs are met prior to discharge.
Carefully follow doctors’ instructions and conduct all prescribed therapies accurately and completely.
Participate in the diagnosis and evaluation of patients, recommend treatments, and advise doctors on best practices to control abnormal functions in the patient’s cardiopulmonary systems
Administer blood gas samples and perform basic analysis
Performs 12 lead EKGs per orders.
Document all treatments and report progress to physicians
Educates patient according to needs identified in the assessment; identifies patient and verifies orders before administration of any treatment or respiratory care to patient; explains plan of care to the patient and acknowledges/ documents level of understanding.
Maintain compliance with all laws, policies and procedures of Valley View Medical Center.
Measures lung capacity and analyzes blood samples using a blood gas analyzer.
Delivers and assesses response to ordered therapy per plan of care. Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition as appropriate.
Evaluates respiratory care policies and procedures based on patient outcomes, current research, and best practices.
Responds to codes and calls for emergent assistance. Assesses patient condition and delivers appropriate treatment.
Educates the patient and family about the patient's illness and provides information about community support groups and other resources.
Monitors, receives, stocks, and distributes respiratory care supplies and medical gas cylinders.
Maintains storage areas with required supply levels and equipment.
Disassembles, cleans, and sterilizes equipment, and performs preventative maintenance and calibration of machines.
To perform this job, an individual must perform each essential function satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Every effort has been made to make this job description as complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties the incumbent will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is a logical assignment to the position. This position description does not restrict the right of management to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities with and without notice.