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EB70 - Respiratory Therapist I

Band 5
MinimumMidpointMaximum
$31,182$44,438$57,695

State Specifications:

General Nature of Work:

Operates and maintains equipment used in the treatment of patients with respiratory problems.

Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is the entry-level class for respiratory therapists.

Examples of Work:

(Note: The examples of work listed in this class specification are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. The intent of the listed examples is to give a general indication of the levels of difficulty and responsibility common to all positions in this class.)

Administers oxygen and other gas, humidity and aerosol therapies; administers respiratory therapy medications.
Administers intermittent positive pressure breathing treatments.
Performs pulmonary function tests to determine extent of breathing impairments.
Measures arterial blood gases.
Monitors patients' responses to therapy and charts pertinent information.
Instructs technicians and nurses in respiratory therapy procedures and the proper use and maintenance of respiratory equipment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(Note: The knowledge, skills and abilities listed are not necessarily inclusive of the requirements for every position in the class.)

Knowledge of respiratory therapy techniques and procedures.
Knowledge of respiratory anatomy, physiology and the nature of respiratory diseases and of the various medications used in respiratory therapy.
Skill in the operation, maintenance and repair of respiratory therapy equipment.
Ability to teach basic respiratory therapy procedures to patients and technicians.

State Minimum Training and Experience

State Necessary Special Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:

(Note: Additional requirements may be applicable for individual positions in the employing agency.)

Graduation from an American Medical Association-approved program for respiratory therapists. Certification as a Respiratory Therapy Technician with experience in respiratory therapy may be substituted for the required training.

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

Graduation from an American Medical Association-approved program for respiratory therapists. Certification as a Respiratory Therapy Technician with experience in respiratory therapy may be substituted for the required training.

MUSC Physical Requirements:

This classification is not currently used at MUSC. Please contact the Department of Human Resources for more information.

 

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