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Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: REF12655K
Under general supervision, administer complex respiratory therapy procedures in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with cardiopulmonary functions threatened or impaired by developmental defects, the aging process, physical injury, or disease by administering respiratory care techniques.
Principal Responsibilities and Tasks
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
Performs a variety of respiratory care treatments to a specific patient population (adult, pediatric, or neonatal).
I. In Critical Care areas, administers mechanical ventilation and Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) to critical care patients, adjusts ventilation and CPAP under the direct supervision of a physician or an ICU qualified Respiratory Care practitioner, (if not ICU rated).
Evaluates the effectiveness of mechanical ventilation and other therapeutic interventions in the critically ill patient by interpreting chest x-rays, and blood gas results. Monitors patient appearance, respiration rate and oxygen saturation, and notifying doctor as required.
Ensures the effective operation, calibration and maintenance of ventilators (life support systems), pulse oximeters, nebulizers, Metered Dose Inhaler (MDI), oxygen and humidity equipment as directed by the physician in accordance with departmental procedures and standard operating procedures.
Collects data, such as, Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) readings, Electrocardiogram (ECG), Hemodynamics, laboratory values and patient history to fully understand reason for adjusting patient's life support equipment.
Provides clinical supervision, guidance, training and direction to respiratory care interns and students in accordance with departmental procedures
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