Respiratory Therapy Assistant

OSF Healthcare Peoria , IL 61601

Posted 2 months ago

Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide respiratory therapy to patients as ordered by the prescribing physician that is appropriate to the ages of the patients served. Monitors, in accordance with established procedures, levels of supplies and equipment for department and stocks supply room and patient care areas as needed.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Must be enrolled in an accredited respiratory therapist program and successfully completed the first semester of the program.

Must remain active in the program to maintain employment status in the respiratory therapy department and cannot exceed three years from start to finish of the respiratory program.

Must have a current American Heart BLS card.

Must have basic electronic medical record documentation skills.

EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled

Job seekers will be afforded equal opportunity regardless of their race, ethnicity, veteran status or disability status.

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