GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
Verifies physician orders for appropriateness and accuracy. Understands pharmacological indications, dosages and response to adverse drug reactions. Consults with providers based on patient care assessments and in accordance to accepted protocols. Provides education to patients, families, physicians, nursing and other members of the health care team. Monitors response to all therapy. Documents in the patient medical record. Communicates all pertinent clinical information during patient rounds and handoff.
Active enrollment in a 2 year approved respiratory care program (Associates Degree or the equivalent) and is in good standing & completion of the first year of the respiratory care program.
Experience: None required beyond clinical affiliation of the respiratory program.
The student RCP must register with the Board before providing Respiratory Care procedures as a Respiratory Care Assistant and will receive an approval letter from the Board. The student RCP will provide a copy of the approval letter to the employer. Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) and any other certifications applicable to the institution.