UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONER

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8155 (SEIU LOCAL 925 Medical/Laboratory Tech)
8957 (1199NW-HMC Respiratory/Anesthesiology)

 

BASIC FUNCTION

Provide advanced respiratory therapy to patients.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Under general supervision, perform advanced respiratory care procedures in intensive care units, general care areas, clinics and emergency services.

TYPICAL WORK

Provide advanced respiratory care as delineated in the department procedure manuals and as ordered by the physician;

Consult with physicians and nurses regarding the effectiveness of the respiratory care provided to the patients;

Provide instruction in respiratory care procedures and equipment to patients, families and staff;

Document clinical activities in patient charts;

May be responsible for instruction of respiratory care students; assist with the orientation of new staff and the continuing education of current staff;

May perform the work of a Respiratory Care Associate;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS - Classified Non-Union

Completion of a respiratory care program approved by the State of Washington Department of Health

OR

equivalent education/experience.

Legal Requirement

Licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner by the State of Washington.

 

New Class: 1-03-73
Revise Title & Class: 12-14-73
Revise Class: 10-15-76
Revise Class/Title: 12-4-92
Revise MQ: 7-9-99


CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05