• Job Title: Registered Resp Therapist
  • Job ID: 456224
  • Location: University Hospitals
  • Department: Pulmonary
  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Shift: Day
  • FTE %: 100
  • Salary Range Min: $24.52
  • Salary Range Max: $36.78

Position summary

Registered Resp Therapist (Job Opening 456224) - SCOPE OF POSITION: The Ohio State University Medical Center is committed to enhancing the quality of care provided to patients and families. The Respiratory Therapist is an integral member of a team of care providers who reflect a culture of cooperation enthusiasm and mutual respect. The Pulmonary Diagnostic Laboratory encompasses 6 testing/procedure rooms located on the 8th floor of East Doan Hall, and 3 testing room at the Martha Morehouse Medical Plaza, and additional locations. The Pulmonary Diagnostics Lab provides service for patients undergoing pulmonary function tests/studies such as spirometry, lung volumes, diffusing capacity measurements, arterial blood gas, arterial shunt studies, bronchial provocation, high altitude hypoxia, cardiopulmonary exercise testing, six minute walks, oxygen titrations and assisting physicians with bronchoscopy procedures such as: bronchial alveolar lavage, transbronchial needle or forceps biopsies, endobronchial ultrasound biopsies, thoracentesis, pleurx catheter placement and removal, pleural biopsies, chest tube placement, removal of foreign body, and other modalities such as balloon dilation, laser, electrocautery treatments, cryotherapy, bronchial thermoplasty, navigational bronchoscopy and argon beam coagulation. The Respiratory Therapist supports all functions related to pulmonary testing and bronchoscopy procedures including but not limited to: patient assessment and screening pre, intra and post procedure assessments and treatment, minor to moderate sedation administration, patient education, information management - communication to the physician patient regarding assessment and treatment recommendations, documenting testing data, and equipment operation, quality monitoring and maintenance. The lab is staffed for operation during daytime hours Monday thru Friday 7:00am - 5:30pm and for daytime primary and secondary call on weekends and holidays. POSITION SUMMARY: The Respiratory Therapist is responsible for providing optimum levels of patient care before, during, and after pulmonary function testing, bronchoscopy and special studies, under the clinical direction of the Pulmonary Diagnostics Respiratory Therapy Manager, Administrative Director. Respiratory Therapist also carry out all clinical technical/non-technical tasks associated with these procedures, the calibration and operation of equipment, troubleshoots equipment malfunction, equipment maintenance and quality monitoring.

Education and experience

Graduate of a 2 or 4 year school of Respiratory Therapy approved by the Ohio Respiratory Care Board. Successful completion of the RRT examination offered by the National Board of Respiratory Care.