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Respiratory Therapist

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Respiratory Therapy 

  • Current national license is required

  • Current BLS certification is required

  • Current ACLS or PALS certification is required

  • Current CPR is preferred

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

Experience Required:

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

Special Skills Required:

  • Ability to speak and write in English is required

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

Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Performs patient assessment and routine respiratory care procedures

  • Interprets diagnostic information and clinical laboratory data and administers appropriate and effective respiratory 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

Here is more information about respiratory therapist's benefits package and salary information in the Middle East.

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