Respiratory Therapist job description template

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Respiratory Therapist job description template

Respiratory Therapist job profile

Respiratory Therapists are responsible for performing and administering respiratory therapy treatments by performing treatments such as bronchopulmonary drainage. They assist patients with with breathing exercises, monitor physiological responses to therapy and direct treatments given by aides, technicians and assistants.

In order to attract Respiratory Therapist that best matches your needs, it is very important to write a clear and precise Respiratory Therapist job description. 

Respiratory Therapist job description

We are looking for an experienced Respiratory Therapist to join our team. If you love helping patients and assisting with ther respiratory problems and diseases, we want to meet with you!  

Respiratory Therapist duties and responsibilities

  • Monitoring patient responses to various therapies 
  • Monitor vital signs or blood chemistry changes
  • Consult with physicians if there are reactions
  • Work as part of our healthcare team and collaborate with others regularly  
  • Prepare and control operating devices
  • Provide emergency care, such as external cardiac massage, artificial respiration, or assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Inspect, test, clean, and maintain respiratory therapy equipment 
  • Maintain patient charts
  • Adhere to healthcare laws, rules and regulations
  • Order equipment repairs when necessary 
  • Explain treatments and procedures to patients 
  • Encourage patient engagement and collboration

Respiratory Therapist requirements and qualifications

  • X years of experience as Respiratory Therapist 
  • Completion of an accredited program for respiratory therapy
  • Certification by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). 
  • Current RCP license in the state of X
  • Current RN or LPN license in the state of X
  • Valid and current driver’s license 
  • Current BLS and/or CPR certification from the American Heart Association or American Red Cross
  • Patient-centered
  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills
  • Team player
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills 

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