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Genesis Health System Respiratory Therapist, RRT in Davenport, Iowa

Position Title: Respiratory Therapist, RRT

Department: Pulmonary Services

Purpose: This position provides for the diagnostic and therapeutic care of the critical and non-critical pulmonary patient.

Report To: Manager, Respiratory Care

Supervisory Responsibility: No Supervision: The job does not require the provision of guidance or supervision to others. There is no formal responsibility for directing others.

Materials Responsibility: Very Limited. Work requires very limited responsibility for material resources. Examples of resources could include personal work materials, supplies or equipment, or very small amounts of cash. The employee has a very limited or indirect amount of control over these resources. Although human error might require the repair or replacement of materials, usually the cost of correcting these errors is minor. The variety and volume of resources is also very limited. Problems associated with material resources are very uncomplicated.

Key Relationship: Co-workers/Health System Employees, General Public/Visitors/Volunteers, Physicians/Medical Office Staff, Students/Interns/Residents/Outside Instructors, Patients, Families, and Significant Others

POSITION SPECIFICATION

Education: 2 year college program or equivalent experience

Field Of Study: Respiratory Care

Special Training: Registered Respiratory Therapist; Basic Life Support.

Training Preferred: ACLS, NRP, PALS

Licensure/Registration: RRT, RCP State of Iowa, RCP State of Illinois within 6 months if applicable

Experience: Less than 1 year experience required.

Interpersonal Skills: Interaction is with a variety of people. These may be fellow employees, customers, the public or others outside the organization. Communications are of limited difficulty. Interactions usually involve short, straightforward exchanges of information. The job requires a limited amount of interpersonal skills. Interactions are non-stressful encounters and dealing with uncomplicated problem situations.

Physical Demands: Moderate Intensity: Work requires moderate physical exertion. Forces exerted are equivalent to lifting between 10 and 25 pounds. Job requirements for manual dexterity or physical manipulation are also moderate. The need for physical stamina and endurance is of some significance. The degree of physical strain produced on the job is moderately taxing, and is fatiguing. Work could involve a considerable amount of walking, standing, a confining or tiring work position, or constant periods of sitting in one position where freedom does not exist to walk about. The position exceeds these moderate intensity demands occasionally, 10-35% of the time.

Working Conditions: There is very limited exposure to adverse environmental conditions. Some undesirable or unpleasant environmental characteristics may occur but the physical environment is generally safe and there is minimal health risk. No safety equipment or unusual precautions are required. The amount of time the employee may experience these minor adverse conditions would be limited to 10% or less of the work day.

Possible Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens: Yes

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