Assess, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders. Assume primary responsibility for all respiratory care modalities, including the supervision of respiratory therapy technicians. Initiate and conduct therapeutic procedures; maintain patient records; and select, assemble, check, and operate equipment.Also known as:
Clinical Coordinator of Respiratory Therapy, Cardiopulmonary Technician and EEG Tech (Cardiopulmonary Technician and Electroencephalogram Technician), Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), Respiratory Therapist (RT), Staff Respiratory Therapist, Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT), Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Respiratory Therapist, Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP), Respiratory Therapy Director, Staff Therapist
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High school diploma or equivalent
Some college, no degree
Doctoral or professional degree
Less than high school diploma
People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Support and Recognition in their jobs.
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
This Occupation is a part of STEM Occupations.
Description: This occupation is a STEM career. That means it is heavy on Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics.
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