(This list may not include all of the duties assigned.).
1. Responsible for the delivery of all aspects of respiratory therapy including anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, rehabilitation, testing principles and procedures.
2. Specifically (but not limited to) the ability to perform proficiently PFT-Complete, patient education, chest percussion, postural drainage, chest auscultation, breathing therapies and exercises, ultrasonic and aerosol therapy, suctioning, coughing techniques, application of and principals involved in oxygen therapy, nasal CPAP, acute pulse oximetry studies, tread oxygen levels and arterial blood gas drawing.
3. Other general responsibilities include methacholine challenges, high altitude gas testing, and maintenance of equipment to manufacturer and state requirements. Must be familiar with application and hazards of all respiratory modes, including blood gases, oxygen administration, medication administration and ventilator techniques. All clinic positions require discretion and a high degree of confidentiality.
36 Hours Per Week
Requires Associate degree, current California license as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP), CPR and/or ACLS certification. Minimum three years experience in an acute care facility or ambulatory care setting.