RC Equipment Technician

Under the supervision of the Respiratory Care Clinical Supervisor and according to procedure prepares transports sets up and checks respiratory therapy equipment in both routine and emergency situations.


Makes daily rounds to assigned areas to deliver check change and set up equipment such as respirators oxygen cylinders Ambu bags etc.

Checks emergency carts stored on units to see that it is properly stocked that all equipment is operational for use in an emergency and that portable O2 cylinders are filled to proper levels.

Assists in the disassembly and cleaning of equipment and supplies. Performs preventative maintenance and minor repairs such as changing batteries on equipment as necessary.

Responds to routine and emergency calls to deliver set up and test equipment for immediate use.

Prepares and maintains appropriate records such as updating information on patients and equipment in use and prepares charges for billing.

Provides functional guidance and initial instruction to new employees and students assigned to area assists in the training of Equipment Technicians.

Observes appropriate infection control procedures such as wearing mask and gloves to enter barrier rooms.


Other information:

High School graduate with the ability to read write and understand English to read graphs and gauges and keep records.

Numerical and clerical ability to read graphs and gauges and keep simple records.


Six to twelve months on the job training to learn the proper set up and use of respiratory therapy equipment.


Continuos standing and walking with frequent pushing lifting and carrying heavy equipment.

Some exposure to contamination from equipment but chance of infection minimized by observing safety.



Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


Location: Rhode Island Hospital USA:RI:Providence


Work Type: Part Time


Shift: 3


Union: IBT

Work Schedule:  (3) Eight hour nights shifts Monday through Sunday with every other weekend and holiday