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Respiratory Care Limited Permit Holder - Pulmonary

Delivering exceptional patient care is a team effort. At Cleveland Clinic, you'll join a team of teams dedicated to providing compassionate, patient-centered care to the communities we serve. Begin and grow your career at one of the nation's top healthcare organizations.

As a Respiratory Care Limited Permit Holder, you'll work with therapists, technicians, nurses and physicians to meet our patients' diverse and changing needs. You'll help educate patients about respiratory therapy and perform:

* Aerosol treatments.

* Arterial blood gas (ABG) tests.

* Metered dose inhaler (MDI) therapy.

* Oxygen rounds.

The ideal candidate is hardworking and eager to learn the many duties and roles of a Respiratory Therapist (RT). You'll gain valuable experience as you utilize the latest equipment and therapeutic techniques. You receive guidance and support from RTs practicing at the top of their field, preparing you for an exciting future as an RT at Cleveland Clinic.

Cleveland Clinic provides what matters most: career growth, delivering world-class care to our patients, continuous learning, exceptional benefits and working for an organization that offers many long-term career paths. Join us and experience a culture where opportunities to advance and the support to get there go hand in hand.

**Responsibilities:**

+ Performs respiratory therapy assessment with the guidance of a Registered Respiratory Therapist.

+ Provides basic respiratory therapy modalities to both adult and pediatric patients.

+ Monitors, records and communicates patient condition as appropriate.

+ Attends in-service education lectures, programs, seminars and other educational opportunities.

+ Other duties as assigned.

**Education** :

+ Actively enrolled in an accredited Respiratory Therapy program or on the job trainee prior to 1986.

+ After selection and placement into the position, six months of on-the-job training to become familiar with equipment, develop the ability to perform independently and learn additional responsibilities specific to the institution.

**Certifications:**

+ Must possess a current temporary limited permit to practice Respiratory Care (RCLP-L1) in the State of Ohio.

**Complexity of Work** :

+ Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

+ Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

**Work Experience** :

+ Prior experience in critical care preferred. Neonatal/pediatric experience preferred when appropriate for site.

+ Prior experience performing invasive procedures preferred when appropriate for site.

**Physical Requirements** :

+ Physical demands include the ability to walk and stand for long periods of time; having the ability to perform duties while walking, standing, stooping and lifting.

+ Normal hearing and vision or corrected to normal range.

+ Requires the ability to lift materials weighing 50 lbs. or more, push wheeled equipment, and assist in the lifting and repositioning of patients.

+ Must have strong hand-eye coordination, full range of body motion and manual finger dexterity to manipulate equipment.

**Personal Protective Equipment** :

+ Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Keywords: Respiratory Student, Student RT, Student RRT, Respiratory Care Limited Permit, RCP L1, PRN, Per Diem, Pulmonary Student

Cleveland Clinic Health System is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities