Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Anchorage, AK, United States
Mar 25, 2020
Jul 08, 2020
Under limited supervision, provides respiratory care for Alaska Native Medical Center patients.
The following duties are intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities and ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
Performs respiratory therapy assessments according to Department procedures.
Administers respiratory treatment in various modalities for acute and chronic respiratory illness as prescribed by the medical staff for neonate, pediatric, adolescent and adult patients.
Ensures delivery of clinically appropriate respiratory care procedures. Instructs, orients and recommends respiratory care and procedures to medical staff, allied health professionals and medical students.
Mechanical Ventilation and oxygen support systems: Perform set-up, monitoring, assessment of equipment/pt. interface and makes appropriate changes. Recognizes abnormal changes and immediately notifies physician.
Maintains secure and patent airways and performs nasal, nasotracheal, endotracheal and oral suctioning. Evaluates test results for clarity and accuracy; reviews tests with peers. Distributes completed test results to physicians and service providers.
Maintains patient charts, enters diagnosis and billing codes, logs data into patient information systems, and updates file systems for tests and treatments performed. Provides patient education and instruction and answers questions and explains procedures.
Maintains competency and certification on all current and new procedures and equipment related to delivery of respiratory care.
Cleans and sterilizes equipment and workspace. Recognizes equipment malfunctions and readjusts equipment or refers for repair. Trains and cross-trains other clinical staff as required.
Performs other duties as assigned.
ï‚· Knowledge of respiratory modalities and techniques.
ï‚· Knowledge of respiratory therapy equipment.
ï‚· Knowledge of anatomy/physiology and disease process.
ï‚· Knowledge of respiratory therapy patient assessment protocols.
ï‚· Skill in interpersonal relationships.
ï‚· Skill in monitoring patient responses.
ï‚· Skill in assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
ï‚· Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software applications.
MINIMUM EDUCATION QUALIFICATION
An Associateâ€™s degree in Respiratory Therapy.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION
MINIMUM CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATION
ï‚· Must be Registered Respiratory Therapist by the National Board for Respiratory Care; OR Certified
Respiratory Therapists that have worked at ANTHC prior to 2011 and are not registry eligible are not
required to be Registered Respiratory Therapists.
ï‚· Current Basic Life Support card required.
ï‚· Advanced Cardiac Life Support preferred at hire date, but must achieve within six-months of hire.
ï‚· Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Neonatal Resuscitation certification preferred at hire date, but
must achieve within six-months of hire.
PREFERRED EDUCATION QUALIFICATION
ï‚· Bachelorâ€™s degree in Respiratory Therapy
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION
ï‚· Two (2) years of respiratory therapy experience preferred.
ï‚· Experience in the Alaska Tribal Health System.
ï‚· Pediatric and/or Neonatal experience.
PREFERRED CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATION
ï‚· Depending on the needs of the organization, some incumbents in this job class may be required to
obtain additional certifications or training in one or more specialty areas.
The following demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully
perform the essential functions of this job:
ï‚· May occasionally be exposed to hazardous materials and/or infectious diseases.
ï‚· Must be able to lift, carry, pull or push approximately 50 pounds.
ï‚· ANMC is not a latex free facility; an employee should expect to work in an environment where latex
may be present.
Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Website : http://anthctoday.org