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Respiratory Therapist

King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center - Riyadh
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Performs respiratory care procedures (i.e. medical gas therapy, bland/medicated aerosol therapies, Broncho pulmonary hygiene) per established department policy and procedures

  • Monitors patient responses and modifies therapies based on clinical/physiologic assessments and consultation with physicians

  • Reads and evaluates physicians' orders. Applies mechanical ventilator support of patients and monitors patient's response

  • Modifies ventilator management to meet patient needs, based on clinical assessment, physiologic monitoring, laboratory data and consultation with the physician

  • Performs invasive and non-invasive physiologic procedures (i.e. blood gas analysis, TCM, EtCO2, etc) as established policy and procedures indicate

  • Participates in the development and modification of respiratory care plans and therapeutic goals for patients with cardiopulmonary diseases

  • Provides direct assistance to the physician and Code Team in cardiac/respiratory arrest situations; with primary responsibilities being patient airway and blood gas analysis. Member of the Rapid Response Team

  • Provides advanced emergency airway care (i.e. intubation, tracheal suctioning, etc.) according to approved protocols

  • Interprets basic EKG tracings and documents clinical assessment

  • Assists with pulmonary diagnostic procedures (i.e. bronchoscopy, etc.) as necessary

  • Assists in the orientation and perception of new employees and students as assigned

  • Provides simple user-maintenance and troubleshooting or routinely used Respiratory Care equipment

  • Complies with Hospital Infection Control and safety policies and procedures

  • Participates in self and other's education, training and development

  • Follows all Hospital related policies and procedures

  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Associate Degree / Diploma in Respiratory Therapy

  • Endotracheal intubation training preferred

  • Respiratory Therapy Registry (RRT) from NBRC or CSRT

  • Advanced Life Support certification (ACLS, NRP)

Experience Required:

  • At least two (2) to four (4) years of related experience post qualification

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