Respiratory Therapy Apprentice

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  • Lutheran Hospital of Indiana Lutheran Hospital of Indiana

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  • Full Time

Job Description

Job Summary

Under the supervision of a licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner, performs routine respiratory care procedures as defined by the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA) and noninvasive cardiac related tests on patients for use in patient diagnosis and treatment.

Minimal Acceptable Job Qualifications

Licensure:  Respiratory Care student permit granted by the IPLA. 

Permit expires on the earliest of the following:

  • The date the IPLA grants or denies a license to the permit holder;
  • The permit holder ceases to be a student in good standing in a respiratory care program. Graduation does not cause the permit to expire;
  • Sixty (60) days after graduation from the respiratory care program.

Experience:  Clinical experience as part of an accredited respiratory care program.

Education:  Actively participating in a respiratory care program accredited by the CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs) or its equivalent.

Registration/Certification: Certified in BLS.

Job Knowledge & Skills:

  • Demonstrates use of the English language both verbal and written.
  • Demonstrates basic knowledge of anatomy of the heart.
  • Requires mathematical skills necessary for compilation of test results.
  • Requires a basic understanding of the related behaviors, needs and comfort appropriate to the age (including neonate, child, adolescent, aging adult) and diagnosis of patients served in order to support the provision of an individualized multidisciplinary plan of care.
  • Requires writing skills necessary to accurately and legibly record information related to patient medical history and testing process.
  • Demonstrates well developed interpersonal and communication skills necessary to interact effectively with all internal and external customers, as needed.

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