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Respiratory Therapist Reg

Location
The Respiratory Therapist position is located in Indianapolis, Indiana
Duties


* The Respiratory Therapist is responsible for performing respiratory care (and cardiac testing) duties as assigned; Participates in emergency resuscitations


* Draws arterial blood and analyzes sample for blood gas and electrolyte studies


* Performs respiratory patient assessment


* Sets up and maintains mechanical ventilators and various types of oxygen and respiratory care equipment to administer medically approved gases, drugs, and therapeutic treatments for the improvement of cardio-respiratory functions

Experience
Education, no work experience is required

Education


* Associate of Science Degree from an accredited college or university in Respiratory Therapy or its equivalent is required


* Equivalency: Technical certificates verifying Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) and/or RRT eligibility and/or CRT plus required number of years working as a respiratory therapist and additional college requirements as specified by the NBRC

License


* Indiana Respiratory Care Practitioner License required


* Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) is required and must be provided in writing by the NBRC


* If a new graduate, RRT must be obtained within 2 years of graduation

Skills


* Understanding of Cardiopulmonary principles, theories, and processes consistent with that required for state licensing and national registry


* Ability to communicated tactfully and effectively with patients, staff, physicians, and visitors is required


* Pharmacological understanding of respiratory medicine dosages for all age groups


* Understanding of various respiratory therapy treatment modalities for all age groups


* Understanding of anatomical and physiological differences in neonatal, pediatric, and adult populations from a cardiopulmonary perspective

Keywords
Respiratory Care, Respiratory Therapy, RRT, Registered Respiratory Therapist, South

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