Job Description

Assesses, treats and care for residents with breathing disorders in accordance with the attending physician's medical orders.

Initiates and conducts therapeutic procedures; monitors patient records for accurate charting

Checks and replaces equipment as deemed necessary

Must be able to use technology including computers, digital devices, and life support equipment and breathing treatment devices: nebulizers. Incentive Spirometry Metered Dose Inhalers

Work independently, making clinical decisions concerning patient care and needs

Must be able to treat all adult and elderly patients who have diseased lungs

Provides temporary relief to patients with Respiratory failure, chronic asthma, copd and other breathing difficulties

Provides emergency care to patients in distress

Must be able to treat patients requiring ventilator support, oxygen use and arterial blood gases

Must be able to attach and detach patients from mechanical ventilators