The Registered Therapist, under the guidance of the Resource Therapist, Department Manager. Chief Nursing Officer or Chief Medical Officer, utilizes knowledge and skill to provide patient care through the use of adequate ventilation and oxygenation by use of medical gases and breathing equipment. The Registered Therapist serves as a clinical resource to staff and participates in patient, family, and staff education. Performs duties relating to equipment cleaning and storage and patient assessments. Must be able to understand specific communication, development and treatment needs of patients, families, and visitor. Performs arterial blood gas punctures and analysis using the I-Stat point of care system.
An Associate Degree or its equivalent in respiratory care and be registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care. Current South Carolina Respiratory Care Practitioner license(RCP). Basic Cardiac Life Support preferred. Advanced Cardiac Life Support preferred.