RESPIRATORY THERAPIST, X37
Positions in this job family are assigned responsibilities involving a specialized therapeutic respiratory treatments prescribed by professional staff in a state hospital or institution.
The functions within this job family will vary by level, but may include the following:
The Respiratory Therapist job family consists of two levels which are distinguished by the complexity of the duties performed, the depth and breadth of accountability and the expertise required to perform assigned duties.
Level I: Code: X37A Salary Band: H
This is the career level where incumbents function at the full performance level in providing prescribed respiratory treatments.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include knowledge of respiratory therapy; of the operation and maintenance of respiratory therapy equipment; and of patient reactions to various medical gases and signs of medical complications. Ability is required to use and maintain all respiratory therapy equipment and to keep necessary equipment and medical records.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of eligibility for registration with the National Board of Respiratory Therapists.
Level II: Code: X37B Salary Band: I
This is the specialist level where incumbents perform advanced level technical work in respiratory therapy. Incumbents at this level perform as a consultant to, and may be designated lead worker for other respiratory therapists.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required at this level include those identified in Level I plus the ability to perform advanced, technical respiratory therapy treatments.
Education and Experience requirements at this level consist of those identified in Level I plus three years of experience as a registered Respiratory Therapist.