I. JOB SUMMARY/RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides respiratory therapy and diagnostics per physician order for patients of all ages.
II. TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: All essential designated by frequency.
Essential: seeing, hearing, speaking, standing, walking, stooping/bending, kneeling, squatting, twisting body, finger dexterity, carrying/lifting weight up to maximum 35 pounds, pushing/pulling weight up to maximum 50 pounds of force, reaching above, at and below shoulder level, repetitive arm/hand motions; static gripping of an object.
Operates respiratory therapy equipment such as ventilators, gas delivery systems, treatment equipment, blood gas analyzers, etc., syringes, and office type equipment such as computer and copier.
III. TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Exposure to safety hazards, disease or contamination.
May be exposed to infectious and contagious diseases.
Exposure to infection and disease-bearing specimens; hazardous anesthetic agents, body fluids and wastes; blood borne diseases.
Exposure to hazards from electrical/mechanical/power equipment; housekeeping/cleaning agents/chemicals; toxic chemicals.
Subjected to electrical and radiant energy hazards; flammable, explosive gases.
Subjected to varying and unpredictable situations.
May perform emergency care.
IV. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A. EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE:
Current Respiratory Therapy license in the State of Hawaii.
Current BLS-HCP, ACLS, and PALS CPR certification.
NRP certification obtained within 90 days from date of entrance into the position.
Three (3) years experience in all phases of respiratory therapy with a minimum of two (2) years acute care experience including adults, children, and newborns.