The Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) is a licensed professional accountable for direct and indirect patient assessment, patient care, and monitoring outcomes of care. The RRT will demonstrate safe and competent care to give appropriate therapy and will assess the effectiveness of therapy. These include, but are not limited to: therapeutic gas administration, aerosol and humidity therapy, lung clearance therapy, medication administration, rehabilitation, pulmonary function testing, invasive and non-invasive mechanical ventilation, blood gas analysis, and patient education.
Graduate of A.M.A. approved, J.R.C.R.T.E. accredited school of Respiratory Therapy or Respiratory Care Program.
Current licensure by the State of Idaho Board of Medicine as a Respiratory Care Practitioner.
Perform Respiratory Therapy treatments.
Perform ventilator management.
Perform Arterial Blood gas draws and analysis.
Attend deliveries in Family Birth Center and provide air way management and resuscitation when necessary.
Neonatal , pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric.
- Lifting: Occasional-Maximum of 20 lbs. from floor to waist height, 3 x day. Frequent-None. Items Lifted-Respiratory supplies, humidifiers, hoses.
- Transfers: Contact guard assist to Max assist transfers 3 x per shift. Trauma, COPD, etc.
- Push/Pull: Minimal assist required to push ventilators, EKG up to 300+ ft 10 x day
- Carry: Up to 5 lbs, 300+ ft 10 X day
- Fine Motor: High degree required for CPR, CPT, airway bag, fine tool manipulation and computer use
- Computer: 1 hour per day on average
- Standing: Up to 3 hours at one time and 11 hours in one day
- Sitting: Up to 15 minutes at one time and 1 hour in one day
- Kneeling: Up to 1 minute at one time and 15 minutes in one day
- Crawling: None
- Stooping: Up to 1 minutes at one time and 15 minutes in one day
- Driving: None
- Climbing: up to 3 minutes at one time and 90 minutes in one day
Location: Inside. Regularly exposed to the risk of blood-borne disease. May be exposed to/occasionally exposed to unpleasant patient elements, i.e., accidents, injuries, and illnesses. Subjected to varying and unpredictable situations; emergencies and crisis situations. Occasionally subjected to irregular hours/shifts. Occasional pressure due to multiple calls. Occasional exposure to wet and humid conditions when working with croup tents and ultrasonic therapy. Occasional exposure to moving mechanical parts in bed motors. Occasional exposure to explosives when working with pressurized gases. Occasional exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals with bleach and membrane gels.
OSHA Risk Category: Class I, High Risk