UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Specification for Class
RESPIRATORY CARE ASSOCIATE
UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP
8956 (1199NW-HMC Respiratory/Anesthesiology)
Provide advanced respiratory therapy to patients.
Under direct supervision, receive orientation and training in patient care procedures.
Provide therapy as ordered by the physicians, such as chest physiotherapy, hyper-inflation, nebulization, oxygen therapy, monitoring of continuous artificial ventilation;
Deliver, setup, and maintain respiratory equipment on patients and give instructions on its proper use;
Initiate cardio-pulmonary resuscitation techniques;
Perform the work of Respiratory Assistant;
Perform related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS - Classified Non-Union
Completion of an accredited respiratory care therapy program approved by the State of Washington Department of Health
Obtain licensure as a Respiratory Care Practitioner by the State of Washington by passing the first available examination for licensure.
New Class: 12-14-73
Revise Class: 10-15-76
Abolish Class: 10-20-86
Reinstate/Revise Class: 4-18-88
Revise Class/Title: 12-4-92
Revise MQ: 7-9-99
CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05