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Position : Respiratory Therapist

Current Hawaii State license as a Respiratory Therapist.

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).

Current CPR certification at the Health Care Professional (BLS) level and Advanced Cardiopulmonary Life Support (ACLS).

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification may be preferred depending on area of assignment.

Monitoring patient physiological responses to therapy such as arterial blood gases, vital signs or blood chemistry, and lung function changes, and consulting with physicians if there are adverse reactions.

Working as part of a team of health care professionals to manage patient care by assisting with medical procedures.

Setting up and operating devices including therapeutic gas administration apparatus, mechanical ventilators, environmental control systems, and aerosol generators.

Following specified parameters of treatment.

Providing emergency care, such as external cardiac massage, artificial respiration, or assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Inspecting, testing, cleaning, and maintaining respiratory therapy equipment to ensure it is functioning safely and efficiently.

Maintaining charts that contain patient identification and therapy information.

Measuring arterial blood gases, reading prescriptions, lung capacity, and reviewing other information to assess patient condition.

Relaying blood analysis results to a physician.

Making emergency visits to resolve equipment problems when necessary.

Ordering equipment repairs when necessary.

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