Respiratory Therapist – CRT is an allied health care practitioner who functions under the supervision of a physician and in accordance with Hospital approved procedures and or protocols. This individual is responsible for the administration of pharmacologic, diagnostic, and therapeutic agents related to respiratory care to implement or modify diagnostic regimes, treatment, disease prevention, or pulmonary rehabilitation of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system.
Therapeutic use of medical gases, air\oxygen apparatus, humidification and aerosol administration devices, and ventilatory assistance\control equipment.
Administration of aerosolized medication, breathing exercises, chest physiotherapy, postural drainage, and airway suction treatments.
Application of FIO2 and SpO2 analysis and monitoring equipment.
Performs Pulmonary Function Testing
Performs Nocturnal Desaturation Study and scans for physician interpretation
Performance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, airway establishment, and airway maintenance.
Completion of all clinical, non-clinical, documentation, and charging procedures in accordance with Hospital and Departmental procedures.
a) Successful completion of an AMA Council on Medial Education approved
Respiratory Therapist – CRT training program.
a) Certification (CRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).
b) Must have a valid, current Missouri Respiratory Care Practitioner license.
c) Must be current with BLS certification.
a) No work experience beyond educational clinical experience required.