These are some examples of job descriptions we have handpicked from real Respiratory Therapist resumes for your reference.
- Teach classes (average of 7 patients per class, 1-2 classes per day) educating patients about OSA while providing thorough instruction on use of Apnealink Air device.
- Guide patients through one-on-one appointments regarding APAP setup.
- Upload HST devices using Apnealink Software during return appointments and continuing testing process to APAP trial if pt qualifies.
- Upload APAP unto software “Encoreanywhere” in return appointment, verify that patient has enough data and create report.
- Guide patients through paperwork regarding HIPAA regulation, rights and responsibilities, and financial aspects.
- Knowledge of Respiratory equipment, daily checks, proper tubing, repairs if needed.
- Administration of Respiratory Medication, draw blood gas and blood sample analysis.
- Make a primary decision on whether to transport in an emergency, or continue to maintain patients care until transfer of patient.
- Conducted pulmonary functions tests; assessed and interpreted evaluations and test results.
- Determined respiratory therapy treatment plans in consultation with physicians and by prescription.
- Monitored physiological responses to therapy such as vital signs, arterial blood gases, and blood chemistry changes; recommended adjustments and modifications.
- Completed discharge planning by consulting with physicians, nurses, social workers, and other care workers; Operated mechanical ventilators.
- Conducts preventive maintenance, such as proper PPE procedures, troubleshooting, cleaning, and sterilizing equipment.
- Performs pulmonary functions studies determining cardiopulmonary status of residents with special emphasis on long term care.
- Reports and consulted with physician and other medical staff on patient’s progress, assessments and pulmonary status as well as records all patients’ assessments, reactions and treatments at a timely matter.
- Performs direct patient care to patients in all aspects of respiratory care according to the physician’s orders/approved protocols, with consideration given to the age of the patient.
- Consults physicians on the effectiveness of therapy and makes appropriate recommendations.
- Set up and operate devices such as mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus following specified parameters of treatment.
- Provides emergency care, including artificial respiration, and assistance with cardio pulmonary resuscitation.
- Provide respiratory care for long-term acute care patients in intensive care and medical units.
- Manage airways, and invasive and non-invasive ventilators.
- Perform weaning, aerosol treatments, percussion and drainage, tracheostomy care, complete tracheostomy changes, decannulations, EKGs, ABGs, and other respiratory therapies.
- Performed blood gases, capillary, arterial, art-lines, UAC, cord gases and analyzed results in blood gas machines.
- Instructed UCLA staff members monthly on the Neonatal Resuscitation Program for recertification.
- Observed and monitored patients in respiratory distress and gave appropriate breathing treatments when necessary.
- Interacted with parents and explained infants respiratory plan of care while their baby was staying in the NICU.
- Develop patient case file and implement an effective therapeutic routine based on the diagnosis.
- Handle ventilators and coach the patient regarding various breathing exercises.
- Carryout efficient pre and post therapeutic patient evaluations and maintain records.
- Provide respiratory care for patients in med surg, emergency room, telemetry, and psych units.
- Assist with and manage ventilator weaning protocols per MD orders.
- Assist with rapid intubations as well as establish preliminary vent settings according to ABG results.
- Set up and utilized cardiopulmonary equipment and machines needed to assist or monitor Patients.
- Consulted with physicians and other healthcare staff to help develop and modify patient care plans.
- Provided complex therapy requiring considerable independent judgment, such as caring for patients on life support in intensive-care units of hospitals.
- Administers respiratory therapy treatments to the adult population by assisting with breathing exercises; monitoring physiological responses to therapy, such as vital signs, and arterial blood gases.
- Provides emergency care, including artificial respiration, external cardiac massage and assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
- Provides high quality patient care in all areas of the facility from the Emergency Department to the Intensive Care Unit.
- Performs routine checks and treatments such as oxygen mixtures and chest physiotherapy on patients.
- Responsibilities include evaluation, coordination, and delivery of medical care provided to patients during transport.
- Operates and maintains all transport equipment including transport ventilators and oxygen equipment.
- Makes rapid appropriate decisions that assure the safety of patients and all others.
- Recognizes problems and intervenes appropriately, promoting a professional approach to conflict.