Provides respiratory care to patients in acute, chronic, and emergency situations within established organizational guidelines.
May supervise staff, direct the workflow, and assist in developing work schedules.
Coordinates the use and maintenance of specialized equipment and evaluates treatment modalities for appropriateness.
Performs other related duties as required.
Equipment and Supplies: Selects, assembles, and checks respiratory care equipment for proper function, operation, and cleanliness; performs minor repairs to correct malfunctions.
Coordinates the use of specialized equipment to ensure its proper placement and availability.
Schedules equipment and makes daily checks of oxygen, compressed air and vacuum line pressures.
Reviews patient/ventilator adjustment decisions and equipment applications for appropriateness.
Evaluates equipment and makes purchasing recommendations.
Management/Supervision: Administers and communicates policies, procedures and related forms in accordance with state, federal, and organizational guidelines.
May supervise staff and manage employee performance.
Provides on-going performance feedback, addresses problems, orients and trains employees, verifies competency and identifies and suggests ways to develop skills.
Monitors workflow. May assist in developing staff work schedules to ensure adequate coverage; maintains records pertaining to approved leave requests for accurate coordination.
Professional Development: Works with manager to formulate plan for professional development.
Attends educational in-services as appropriate.
Participates in professional activities and organizations to maintain knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments.
Reporting/Data Management: Accurately and completely documents respiratory care by following the established charting procedure to show the patient's progress or any changes in the patient's condition.
Safety, Security and Health: Practices universal and/or specialized precautions in the daily cleaning and sterilization of work surfaces, equipment, and instruments.
Staff Resource: May conduct in-service educational programs relating to respiratory care issues and provide staff members with training and continuing education on an on-going basis.
Registered as a Respiratory Therapist by the National Board for Respiratory Care.
Two years' experience in Respiratory Care.
Licensed as a Respiratory Care Professional (RCP) by the state of Georgia.
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification in accordance with the American Heart Association required.
(Medium) 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.
Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock , Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation , Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.