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)
Provide advanced respiratory therapy to patients.
Under general supervision, perform advanced respiratory care procedures in intensive care units, general care areas, clinics and emergency services.
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
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