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Genesis Health System Respiratory Therapist, RRT in Davenport, Iowa

Position Title: Respiratory Therapist, RRT

Department: Pulmonary Services

Purpose: This position provides for the diagnostic and therapeutic care of the critical and non-critical pulmonary patient.

Report To: Director, Respiratory Therapy & Acute Rehab Svs

Supervisory Responsibility: No Supervision: The job does not require the provision of guidance or supervision to others. There is no formal responsibility for directing others.

Materials Responsibility: Very Limited. Work requires very limited responsibility for material resources. Examples of resources could include personal work materials, supplies or equipment, or very small amounts of cash. The employee has a very limited or indirect amount of control over these resources. Although human error might require the repair or replacement of materials, usually the cost of correcting these errors is minor. The variety and volume of resources is also very limited. Problems associated with material resources are very uncomplicated.

Key Relationship: Co-workers/Health System Employees, General Public/Visitors/Volunteers, Physicians/Medical Office Staff, Students/Interns/Residents/Outside Instructors, Patients, Families, and Significant Others

POSITION SPECIFICATION

Education: 2 year college program or equivalent experience

Field Of Study: Respiratory Care

Special Training: Registered Respiratory Therapist; Basic Life Support.

Training Preferred: ACLS, NRP, PALS

Licensure/Registration: RRT, RCP State of Iowa, RCP State of Illinois within one year, if applicable

Experience: Less than 1 year experience required.

Interpersonal Skills: Interaction is with a variety of people. These may be fellow employees, customers, the public or others outside the organization. Communications are of limited difficulty. Interactions usually involve short, straightforward exchanges of information. The job requires a limited amount of interpersonal skills. Interactions are non-stressful encounters and dealing with uncomplicated problem situations.

Working Conditions: There is limited exposure to adverse environmental conditions. Some undesirable or unpleasant environmental characteristics may occur but the physical environment is generally safe and there is minimal health risk. No safety equipment or unusual precautions are required. The occasional exposure to these minor adverse conditions would be limited to 35% or less of the work day.

Possible Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens: Yes

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