The Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) practices in collaboration with the healthcare team to provide respiratory care to patients. They are responsible for 2 8 hour shifts in the Pulmonary Function Testing Lab, 2 12 hour shifts on the clinical side.
Respiratory Care Practitioners shall maintain population specific competence to care for the neonate through geriatric patient. The RCP demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide individualized care based on the physical, cultural, educational, and age-specific needs of the patient. The Respiratory Care Practitioner complies with all rules and standards of regulatory and accrediting bodies.
The RCP shall complete continuing education to maintain compliance with the State of Pennsylvania licensure regulations and credentialing compliance with the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) to maintain active credentials. Incumbents must be registered by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) within 1 year of entering this job. Promotion to Level II is automatic upon registration by the NBRC.
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