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Respiratory Care Practitioner Job

Job Number: RIH18205

Job Title: 32hrs/Nights - Respiratory Care Practitioner - Respiratory Care

Department: Respiratory Care - 1013071

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.

Associates Degree in an AMA-approved respiratory therapy program. Must be licensed by the State of Rhode Island as a Respiratory Care Practitioner.

Registered as a respiratory therapist through the National Board of Respiratory Care.

Interpersonal skills – to instruct and calm patients. Analytic skills – to interpret blood gas reports, calculate results of pulmonary function tests and synthesize interrelated data from various medical disciplines. Leadership ability – to establish priorities, assign work to practitioners when assigned charge responsibilities, and instruct students.

Ability to operate all respiratory therapy and diagnostic testing equipment.


One year of experience as a respiratory care practitioner preferred.

Under the general supervision of respiratory care management, the respiratory care practitioner provides clinical patient care, assessments, initiation and modification of respiratory care procedures and therapies to neonatal, pediatric and adult patient populations