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State of Washington

RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONER

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RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONER
309F
Abolished Date: 2015-08-14

Definition

Provide advanced respiratory therapy to patients.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under general supervision, perform advanced respiratory care procedures in intensive care units, general care areas, clinics and emergency services.

Typical Work

Provide advanced respiratory care as delineated in the department procedure manuals and as ordered by the physician;

Consult with physicians and nurses regarding the effectiveness of the respiratory care provided to the patients;

Provide instruction in respiratory care procedures and equipment to patients, families and staff;

Document clinical activities in patient charts;

May be responsible for instruction of respiratory care students; assist with the orientation of new staff and the continuing education of current staff;

May perform the work of a Respiratory Care Associate;

Perform 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

Equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

New Class: 1-03-73
Revise Title & Class: 12-14-73
Revise Class: 10-15-76
Revise Class/Title: 12-4-92
Revise MQ: 7-9-99
Revised new class code: (formerly 6155) effective July 1, 2007

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