Under limited supervision, the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) is responsible for the assessment of general care patients including the development, evaluation and modification of the plan of care. The CRT interprets and performs simple patient care procedures specific to their area of expertise. Certified Respiratory therapists are members of the Care Team and Support Team and have accountability to function as a team to accomplish patient outcomes identified in the pathway/plan of care.
The Certified Respiratory Therapist is a professional caregiver who assumes responsibility and accountability for care given to a group of patients for a designated time frame. The CRT provides care to those patients via therapeutic use of self, the environment/technology, and other health care team members, according to established standards. Patients served include all age groups (Infant through Adult-Geriatric).
Licensed by the state of Maryland as a Certified Respiratory Care Practitioner and Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) by the National Board of Respiratory Care. Current CPR card. Knowledge of Microsoft Windows or successful completion of a hospital training program required.