Department of Administrative Services

Respiratory Therapist (40 Hour) (6881FK)

$28.92-$38.66 Hourly / $2,313.62-$3,092.93 BiWeekly /
$60,385.22-$80,725.21 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state hospital or institution, this class is accountable for performing diagnostic testing and administering a full range of respiratory therapy with emphasis on the more difficult procedures.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives limited supervision from a Respiratory Therapy Supervisor or other employee of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May lead lower level respiratory therapy staff as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Administers more difficult types of therapy (i.e. mechanical artificial ventilation) and various basic types of respiratory therapy (i.e. intermittent positive pressure breathing therapy) and aerosol, sputum induction and postural drainage treatments; records treatments onĀ individual charts; sets up, operates and monitors all ventilatory support; performs diagnostic testing for cardiopulmonary pathology including blood gas analyses and pulmonary function testing; participates in resuscitative efforts; cleans, sterilizes, assembles and performs minor maintenance on therapeutic equipment; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of equipment, procedures, techniques and terminology used in respiratory therapy and related diagnostic testing; considerable technical knowledge of cardiopulmonary physiology and pathology; interpersonal skills; considerable ability to work therapeutically with individuals; ability to prepare written reports.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain a license as a Respiratory Care Practitioner issued by the Connecticut Department of Public Health in accordance with the applicable Connecticut General Statutes.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Candidates will be required to take a physical examination to demonstrate sufficient physical strength for efficient performance of duties.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and/or adjust equipment and individuals; may have some exposure to communicable and/or infectious diseases and uncooperative or abusive individuals; may be exposed to moderately disagreeable conditions.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Examined

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(17)-Laboratory/Scientific Services

BARGAINING UNIT

(10)-HEALTH NONPROF(NP-6)

EEO

(3)-Technician

SALARY INFORMATION

FK 18

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Respiratory Therapist (40 Hour) in Salary Group FK 18 approved effective September 1, 1999. (Revised to modify Experience and Training) Final No. 21-070

EFFECTIVE DATE

12/06/2021

CLASS: 6881FK; EST: 8/23/1968; REV: 12/6/2021;