Respiratory Therapist
Durable Medical Equipment - Fresno, CA

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Job Summary: The Respiratory Therapist is responsible for patients with respiratory and respiratory

related equipment and for assessment of patient / client need and the selection, instruction, and troubleshooting of appropriate equipment and / or service provided to meet those needs and maintaining appropriate documentation.

Essential Functions:
  • Receives and documents the order for respiratory equipment and / or services from the customer service, patient / client, caregiver, physician and family member.
  • Set up and operate devices such as mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control systems, and aerosol generators, following specified parameters of treatment.
  • Determine requirements for treatment, such as type, method and duration of therapy, precautions to be taken, and medication and dosages, compatible with physicians' orders.
  • Communicates with the patient's / client's physician on changes in patient's condition and/or needs and carries out adjustment to the patient's / client's Plan of Care / Treatment.
  • Monitor patient's physiological responses to therapy, such as vital signs, arterial blood gases, and blood chemistry changes, and consult with physician if adverse reactions occur.
  • Read prescription, measure arterial blood gases, and review patient information to assess patient condition.
  • Maintain charts that contain patients' pertinent identification and therapy information.
  • Inspect, clean, test and maintain respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment is functioning safely and efficiently, ordering repairs when necessary.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments and meet conflicting deadlines.
  • Ability to deal with difficult situations with equanimity.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing with staff and others to provide directions, and other information.
  • Knowledge of general medical terminology.
  • Knowledge, ability, and communication skills to conduct research interviews, including the collection of confidential medical and respiratory health histories.
  • Experience in data cleaning, data checking, and data management.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of data and patient information.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills necessary for maintaining study integrity and credibility with physicians, office staff, medical staff, and patients.
  • Ability to work independently under multiple deadlines, follow instructions, work cooperatively with other staff members and be flexible to work on multiple projects
Minimum Position Qualifications:

Education:

Associates Degree or Equivalent

Certification/Licensure:

California Respiratory Care Practitioner license (RCP) or Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT), Valid Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)

Experience: 3-5 Respiratory Therapist Experien

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT),

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

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