The Respiratory Therapist for Respiratory Care is responsible for providing diagnostic and therapeutic clinical interventions per a physician’s order, prescription and by established protocols. The Respiratory Therapist responds to code situations in the hospital, is responsible for the airway management of the patient, blood gas analysis, and ECG monitoring; sets up and manages devices such as non-invasive ventilation, mechanical ventilators, therapeutic aerosol nebulizers, and oxygen systems; performs diagnostic tests such as electrocardiograms, pulmonary function tests, and arterial blood gas analysis; and is a vital member of the patient’s interdisciplinary care team working closely with nursing and other clinical staff members.
Current Respiratory Care Practitioner License issued by the WA Department of Health.
Current BLS, ACLS and NRP certifications.
Current RRT or CRT credentials issued by the National Board for Respiratory Care.