Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Therapist

  • Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Summary

Responsible for providing respiratory care to patients of all ages utilizing accepted procedures and techniques.

Education / Qualification Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Respiratory Therapy from a regionally accredited program required

Experience Post Post-Qualifications:

  • Minimum two (2) years of experience working with adult critical care patients in a mid- to large-sized acute-care (tertiary) hospital in the USA or Canada

License:

  • Valid and in a good Standing License in current country of practice

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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