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Senior Respiratory Therapist

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

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Respiratory Therapy (preferred) OR Associate Degree/Diploma in Respiratory Therapy

  • Respiratory Therapy Registry (RRT) from NBRC or CSRT

  • Advanced Life Support certification (ACLS, NRP)

Experience Required:

  • At least three (3) years experience years of experience as a Respiratory Therapist

  • One (1) year of supervisory experience required

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 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, EtC02, 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 of routinely used Respiratory Care equipment.

  • Complies with Hospital Infection Control and safety policies and procedures.

  • Participates in self and others' education, training and development.


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