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Respiratory Therapist

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

Qualifications Required:

  • Associates Degree (American) / Diploma (Canadian) in Respiratory Care required OR Bachelors degree in Science of Respiratory Care 

  • Certificate in all ALS courses (ACLS, PALS, NRP)

  • Endotracheal intubation training preferred

  • Respiratory Therapy Registry (RRT) from NBRC or CSRT required for North American graduates

Experience Required:

  • Grade 8: Three (3) years’ experience with Associate Degree/Diploma OR Two (2) years’ experience is required with Bachelor’s Degree

  • Grade 9: Four (4) years of experience in KFSH&RC in Grade 8 as a Respiratory Therapist,  Cumulative Continued Medical Education Hours ~ 50 CME

Responsibilities / Duties:

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

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

  • Reads and evaluates physician’s 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 responsibility 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. Members 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 of 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


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