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Clarion Hospital Certified Respiratory Therapist or RRT in Clarion, Pennsylvania



Job Title: Certified Respiratory Therapist FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Department: Cardiopulmonary Job Code: 1004

Revised Date: 12-19-06

Position Summary

Provide respiratory therapy and PFT to patients as ordered by physicians according to established standards and practices. Also instruction of subordinate staff members and assist in continuing education programs.

Essential Functions

Works closely with the Health Care Team.

Instruct, train/orient subordinate staff members.

Provide respiratory therapy to patients as prescribed according to established standards and practices.

Deliver and set up equipment and monitor patients on continuous ventilation. Do nasotracheal and tracheal suctioning.

Make patient rounds regularly. Observe patient, check equipment, change and make

adjustments as necessary.

Conduct pulmonary function tests for patients as ordered by physician.

Maintain established department policies, procedures, objectives, quality assurance, safety,

environmental and infection control.

Develop and maintain department and patient records and reports. Collect statistical data as


Set-up home oxygen per physicians orders.

Must obtain 20 CEU’s every two years to maintain license.

Attends the monthly staff meetings and offers into the overall plan of cardiopulmonary service.

Demonstrates positive guest relation skills and professional behavior in dealing with all hospital contacts. Demonstrates commitment to professionalism. Maintains an open mind in dealing with any situation.

Agrees to comply with the Corporate Compliance Policy and all laws, rules, regulations, and standards of conduct relating to the position and has a duty to report any suspected violations of the law or the standards of conduct to his or her immediate supervisor, the Compliance Officer, or the Chief Executive Officer.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties

and responsibilities performed with or without reasonable accommodations by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be required to perform job-related tasks, duties, and/or responsibilities other than those specifically presented in this description.

Reporting Relationships

Reports to: Cardiopulmonary Manager

Supervises: None


Graduate of an accredited program in respiratory therapy. Hold a current Pennsylvania State License as a Respiratory Care Practitioner. Certified in basic CPR course C. Certification as required. Sufficient previous experience in respiratory therapy.

Working Conditions

Subject to hazards of flammable gasses. Lifting, pushing, pulling equipment and frequent prolonged standing and walking. Rotates weekends. May be scheduled to rotate shifts as staffing allocation needs arise.

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