Respiratory Therapist job summary
A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so jobseekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.
Example of a Respiratory Therapist job summary
Our facility is looking for an experienced Respiratory Therapist to help monitor patient progress and administer breathing treatments based on the instructions provided by our team of Physicians. The successful candidate will have experience working as a Respiratory Therapist in a hospital setting, a compassionate and caring attitude and a proven ability to work collaboratively. If you are a registered Respiratory Therapist that’s looking to further your career in a growing healthcare practice, we want to hear from you.
Respiratory Therapist responsibilities and duties
The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the employee reports to.
- Perform necessary procedures with non-invasive methods such as CPAP and BIPAP therapies
- Educate and advise staff members on basic respiratory therapy procedures
- Create therapy programmes for patients based on the specific instructions of Physicians
- Engage in diagnostic evaluation, treatment and control of deficiencies and abnormal functions found in the patient’s cardiopulmonary system
- Collaborate with nursing staff to administer blood gas samples and perform basic analysis
Respiratory Therapist qualifications and skills
Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful employee. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.
- Associate Degree in Respiratory Therapy required
- Respiratory Therapy specialisation
- 2+ years’ active therapy experience required
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Comprehensive knowledge of therapy procedures for patients ranging from paediatric to geriatric
- Ability to work collaboratively and with minimal supervision