Graduate of an accredited Registered respiratory therapy program.
Maintains Current Montana Licensure as Respiratory Therapist.
NBRC RRT credential
Current CPR certification
One year of experience as a Registered Respiratory Therapist or Pulmonary Function Tech in a general duty hospital preferred.
Refer to policy manual for specific instructions/guidelines. Follow established policies and procedures.
Adhere to the standards of the job description and overall philosophy of Bozeman Deaconess Hospital
Set-up and manage mechanical ventilators.
Perform advance life support measures relating to the maintenance of airways.
Understand and work around infectious secretions.
Perform arterial blood sampling.
Effectively communicate in speech and writing.
Collect objective data and reduce to note format.
Understand the use of flow sheets and log books.
Assist with a CODE 99.
Perform Pulmonary Functions.
May require training and ability to perform EEG's, Bronchoscopy,ABG's
Take and transcribe physician orders.
Maintain a responsible attitude toward the hospital and the department.
Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive attitude as well as a calm environment throughout the department.
Use time productively and triage treatments appropriately.
Performs procedures and treatments in respiratory care.
Operates and maintains equipment for use in respiratory therapy.
Works with other departments and disciplines to coordinate patient care.
Teaches patients about therapy and how to perform some therapies on their own.
Performs special procedures such as PFT’s, EEG’s, bronchoscopies, etc.