PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT HEALTH CENTER: This class is accountable for supervising a functional division of the Respiratory Therapy Department.
VETERANS HOME AND HOSPITAL: This class is accountable for supervising the provision of respiratory care services.
Receives general direction from the Chief of the Respiratory Therapy Department, Medical Director or other employee of higher grade.
Supervises Respiratory Therapists, Respiratory Therapy Technicians and other respiratory care staff as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Supervises staff and ensures that all procedures performed are in compliance with professional and departmental standards; maintains supply of emergency oxygen in all patient areas; participates in resuscitative efforts and maintains resuscitation equipment; sets up, operates and monitors all long term ventilatory support; prepares and presents inservice and clinical instruction to respiratory therapy and other hospital staff; maintains and prepares statistical reports; may administer various types of respiratory therapy and perform diagnostic testing; 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; knowledge of hospital organization; considerable interpersonal skills; ability to develop and present training programs; supervisory ability.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Successful completion of a two (2) year respiratory therapist program approved by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association and two (2) years' experience as a Respiratory Therapist.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
Successful completion of a one (1) year respiratory therapy technician program approved by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association AND one (1) year of experience as a Respiratory Therapy Technician may be substituted for successful completion of the two-(2) year respiratory therapist program.
1. Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain a license as a Respiratory Care Practitioner issued by the Connecticut Department of Public Health and Addiction Services in accordance with the applicable Connecticut General Statutes.
2. Candidates will be required to take a physical examination to demonstrate sufficient physical strength for efficient performance of duties.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
This replaces the existing specification for the same class in the same Salary Group HH 23 approved effective June 23, 1995.
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