Respiratory Care Practitioner | Legacy Emanuel Hospital | Portland, OR

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Job Description-Respiratory Care Practitioner

Performs respiratory therapy, ventilator management, code team, EKG, and other duties which may include exercise stress testing and pulmonary function testing. Duties are performed according to physician’s orders, utilizing knowledge and judgement in regard to technique and patient treatment. The Respiratory Care Practitioner is responsible for adult, geriatric, pediatric and neonatal patient respiratory care and the performance of technical duties as a member of the health care team.

Education: For employees hired on or after January 16, 2011, a minimum of an Associate degree in Respiratory Therapy from a program accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (COARC) or accredited by the American Medical Association’s Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA)

Experience: One year experience preferred. Basic familiarity with computers preferred.

Licensure/Certification: Current applicable State Respiratory Care Practitioner/RT (RCPRT) license required. Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Advanced practitioner credential by the NBRC preferred. Current CPR/BLS certification required. ACLS and/or PALS required within one year. NRP required within one year.

Knowledge/Skills: Supports and Models the Legacy Preferred Employee Profile.