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EB75 - Respiratory Therapist II

Band 6
MinimumMidpointMaximum
$37,945$54,074$70,204

State Specifications:

General Nature of Work:

Provides specialized and complex treatments to patients with respiratory problems; supervises respiratory therapists and technicians.

Guidelines for Class Use/Distinguishing Characteristics:

Positions assigned to this class supervise a staff of respiratory therapists and technicians and administer complex respiratory therapy treatments to patients in critical care units and in rehabilitation clinics.

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.)

Provides emergency respiratory treatment in an intensive care unit.
Performs advanced pulmonary function tests and blood gas analyses.
Performs endotracheal intubation, tracheotomy care and cardiopulmonary resuscitation; transports patients.
Supervises and coordinates the work of respiratory therapists and technicians.
Instructs therapists, technicians, nurses, auxiliary health care personnel, patients and families in various respiratory therapy techniques and the proper use of equipment; assists in didactic and clinical instruction.
Consults with physicians regarding the technical management of patients receiving respiratory therapy.
Participates in rehabilitation of outpatients with pulmonary diseases.
Participates in respiratory therapy research projects.
Evaluates new equipment or recently repaired equipment to ensure proper operation.

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 and maintenance of respiratory therapy equipment.
Ability to teach respiratory therapy procedures to patients, families, technicians and auxiliary health care personnel.
Ability to effectively supervise and train respiratory therapy personnel.

State Minimum Training and Experience

State Necessary Special Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:

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

Certification as a Respiratory Therapy Technician with experience in respiratory therapy; or graduation from an American Medical Association-approved program for respiratory therapists with experience in respiratory therapy; or designation as a Registered Respiratory Therapist with the National Board for Respiratory Therapy.

MUSC Minimum Training and Experience Requirements:

Certification as a Respiratory Therapy Technician with experience in respiratory therapy; or graduation from an American Medical Association-approved program for respiratory therapists with experience in respiratory therapy; or designation as a Registered Respiratory Therapist with the National Board for Respiratory Therapy.

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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