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Respiratory Therapist

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Job Speciality: Respiratory Care

Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Performs patient assessment and routine respiratory care procedures

  • Interprets diagnostic information and clinical laboratory data and administers appropriate and effective therapy as indicated

  • Utilizes and applies technical specifications and applications of respiratory therapist equipment and modalities

  • Evaluates patient’s oxygenation and ventilator status through the interpretation of laboratory data and established and maintains appropriate ventilator parameters

  • Transports patients safely that require airway management and/or mechanical ventilation

  • Communicates regularly with respiratory care practitioners, nurses, physicians and other members of the health care team to foster continuity of care

  • Performs charting and documentation that is complete and accurate

  • Communicates changes in patient care or status to the appropriate physician and/or nursing staff member

  • Changes equipment per department policy

  • Performs invasive respiratory therapist procedures

  • Maintains current knowledge of respiratory care practice

  • Maintains mandatory current life support certifications such as ACLS, NRP, BLS and PALS where applicable

  • If working in Emergency Room, may perform the following vital signs, 12 lead ECG, skin and wound care, assists with orthopedic and suture procedures, peripheral phlebotomy, IV insertion for saline lock, Foley insertion and point-of-care testing

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Respiratory Therapy from an accredited program required

  • Current national license is required

  • Current BLS certification is required

  • Current ACLS or PALS certification is required

  • Master’s degree in relevant clinical field is preferred (will reduce one (1) year from the required years of experience) 

  • Current CPR is preferred

Experience Required:

  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience as a respiratory therapist is required

Special Skills Required:

  • Knowledge and understanding of technical specifications and applications of respiratory equipment and modalities

  • Demonstrates ability and willingness to function in multiple clinical areas

  • Strong problem-solving and organizational skills

  • Ability to interpret clinical data for the establishment and implementation of appropriate patient treatment

  • Ability to effectively interact with patients and other health care team personnel in a courteous and professional manner

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to speak and write in English is required

  • Ability to speak and write in both English and Arabic is preferred

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