Sample Respiratory Therapist Job Description

Job Description

[HospitalX] is committed to providing the highest level of care to our surrounding communities. We hire physicians and medical professionals who prioritize the overall health and happiness of their patients, are team players, and who have a track record of providing exemplary care. We’re looking for a full-time respiratory therapist to join our team. This person will provide superior respiratory therapy and also be passionate about meeting their patients’ needs and helping them reach their goals. We’re not just looking for experience and education; we’re looking for an individual who is willing to go above and beyond for their patients.

Objectives of this Role

  • Serve as a vital member of our respiratory therapy team by providing experience, ability, and know-how
  • Collaborate with other physicians and nurses to create care plans that fully meet the needs of patients
  • Serve as an emergency respiratory care provider to the hospital and surrounding community
  • Work diligently to address respiratory needs in patients

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

  • Use equipment to administer oxygen, gases, or aerosol treatment to patients
  • Administer pulmonary function tests to determine lung function
  • Analyze blood to determine oxygen, carbon dioxide, and pH levels
  • Collect and review patients’ medical records and history
  • Perform diagnostic tests and monitor patients to assess treatment progress
  • Discuss respiratory health with patients and family members, and provide education relating to the best respiratory health practices
  • Assist physicians and staff with medical procedures

Skills and Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree in respiratory care
  • Graduate of an AMA approved respiratory therapy program
  • Certified Registered Respiratory Therapist
  • [StateX] Respiratory Care license
  • ACLS/BCLS and PALS certified

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in respiratory care
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Flexible hours and willingness to work overtime as needed