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Position : Respiratory Therapist Job Position

  • 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.

  • Explaining health care treatment procedures to patients to gain cooperation.
  • Checking pulmonary function in patients.

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