VETERANS HOME AND HOSPITAL: This class is accountable for supervising the provision of respiratory care services.
Receives general direction from an 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 in-service 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
Two (2) years of experience as a Respiratory Therapist.
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.
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 class Respiratory
Therapy Supervisor (35 Hour) in Salary Group HN 23 approved effective December
6, 2021. (Revised to modify content per 1199 contract negotiations) Final No. 22-067