provides respiratory care treatment, oxygen services, diagnostic
testing and ventilation support services to both in-patients and
out-patients ranging in age from neonatal to geriatric. The RT-CRT
set-ups, monitors and weans Oxygen Therapy and Artificial
ventilation. The RT-CRT draws, analyzes and reports Arterial Blood
Gases and EKGs. The RT-CRT delivers intermittent therapy and
assists with changing of artificial airways. The RT-CRT provides
services as ordered by a physician and in accordance with
established policies and procedures.
Required - Associate's Degree
Preferred- Bachelor's Degree
Required - None.
Required - Current License as a Respiratory Therapist in the
state of practice
Certification by the National Board of Respiratory Care as a
Registered Respiratory Therapist
Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association
ACLS obtained in 90 days
Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
- Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry
and retrieval of information.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills and the
ability to present information clearly and professionally.
- Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various
software packages specific to role and keyboard.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Performs routine and advanced therapeutic procedures according
to established policy and procedure.
- Reviews and documents all clinical information regarding each
- Educates patients and co-workers on procedures and treatment
- Performs diagnostic procedures.
- Provides care based on physical; psycho/social, educational,
safety and related criteria, appropriate to the age of patient
served in assigned area.
- Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including
but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to
the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be
performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
Other related duties as required. The above statements
describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an
exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and
skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at
Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws,
accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that
apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance
with all such laws, regulations and standards.
This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy
Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting
of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or
conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other
This employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, protected veteran status, or disability
Physical and Environmental Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force
occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently,
and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Heavy
Work. (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more
of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in
excess of those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted
may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work:
(1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree;
or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails
pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the
job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the
constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight
of those materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and
strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an
industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker
even though the amount of force exerted is negligible.
Mechanical lifting devices (carts, dollies, etc.) or team lifts
should be utilized.
Must be able to stoop, bend, reach and grab with arms and hands,
Must be able to sit or stand for prolonged periods of time.
Must be able to travel throughout and between facilities.
Must be able to work a flexible work schedule (24/7, weekend,
holiday, on call availability).
Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid
The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where
patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with
specimens that could contain diseases. There may be an occupational
risk for exposure to all communicable diseases.
Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there
may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or
hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport,
storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or
disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may
increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.