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UNIVERSITY of LOUISVILLE
Classified Job Specification 
(11/02)


JOB TITLE: Respiratory Therapy Technician

CLASS CODE:   000982

JOB SUMMARY

Provide technical assistance for all invasive and/or special procedures performed by the physicians in the Respiratory Medicine division.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Assist in invasive procedures to include bronchoscopy, pleural biopsy insertion of chest tubes and transbronchial oxygen catheters.

Maintain space, equipment, and supplies utilized for procedures.

Perform necessary duties to ensure appropriate care of the patient to include monitoring of vital signs and assessing level of comfort.

Review patient charts for signed consent and required lab results; bring any discrepancies to the attention of the physician.

KNOWLEDGE, TRAINING, AND SKILLS

Associate's degree or completion of an accredited Respiratory Therapy Technician program. Certification as a Respiratory Therapy Technician by the national Board for Respiratory Care. Current CRR card.

EXPERIENCE

One year of related experience.

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