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Abolished Date: 2015-08-14


Lead respiratory care staff; provide advanced respiratory care to patients.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Regularly assign, instruct and check the work of others.

Typical Work

Prioritizes and distributes workload and coordinate clinical activities of respiratory care staff;

Participates in respiratory care special projects;

Participates in continuing education and orientation of new staff;

Provides feedback on employee performance for the evaluation process and corrective actions;

Facilitates optimal utilization of available respiratory care equipment; obtain additional equipment (e.g., renting) as necessary;

Performs duties of a Respiratory Care Practitioner

May participate in respiratory care research activities;

Performs related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

Licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner by the State of Washington.

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Completion of a respiratory care program approved by the State of Washington Department of Health


Eighteen months of experience as a Respiratory Care Practitioner

Equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

New Class: 12-14-73
Revise Class: 10-15-76
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
Revise Class/Title: 12-4-92
Revise MQ: 7-9-99
Revised new class code: (formerly 6156) effective July 1, 2007

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