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Respiratory Care Practitioner

Seeking Respiratory Care Practitioner with a minimum of 1 year experience and licensed in California.

Duties Include but are not limited to:
Will assist in the evaluation of pulmonary dysfunction in clients/inmates; to provide care and treatment for clients with pulmonary disorders by means of respiratory therapy, chest physical therapy, and ventilatory assistance; to maintain order and supervise the conduct of inmates; to protect and maintain the safety of persons and property; and to do other related work.
Typical Tasks
Tests and measures pulmonary abnormalities in clients with respiratory disorders by such means as spirometry, pulse oximetry, arterial blood gases, sputum inductions, and through objective assessment; administers chest physical therapy, including use of incentive spirometry, percussion, chest vibration, and postural drainage; provides supplemental oxygen as governed by arterial blood gases and pulse oximetry upon the order of a physician; administers pharmacologic agents and humidification with oxygen or compressed air; provides ventilatory assistance to conscious and unconscious clients, maintaining parameters established by the physicians; observes and records vital parameters in treatments and procedures and reports unusual occurrences to medical staff; trains clients in the use of metered dose inhalers, improved breathing techniques, and bronchial hygiene; trains and supervises medical staff in the use of both passive and pressure breathing apparatus, the administration of oxygen to the clients, and in the application of such therapeutic techniques as postural drainage, percussion, and vibration; responds to medical emergencies with the responsibility of drawing arterial blood gases and maintaining a patient's airway through the natural airway or through oral intubation; provides pulmonary toilet in clients with endotracheal or tracheostomy tubes; operates and maintains respiratory therapy equipment in good working and in sanitary condition; orders necessary equipment and supplies.

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