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Respiratory Therapy Technician

Decatur Memorial Hospital
Decatur, IL
Tracking Code 2024-20528

Position Summary

Evening Shift

Manage respiratory care equipment when not attached to patients (gather supplies, function test, deliver, etc.)  Manage oxygen tanks & Respiratory Care inventory and supplies. 

Highlights & Benefits

Required Skills

  1. Minimal cleaning and maintenance of R.T. equipment.
  1. Prepares and tests R.T. equipment for proper & safe operation. Reports malfunctioning equipment to charge RT and biomedical engineering.
  1. Follows and enforces safety rules of R.T. Department & hospital. Also follows special instructions, such as isolation precautions to prevent the spread of infection.
  1. Documents patient oxygen use for charging purposes
  1. Returns unused equipment to visual inspection of every patient care unit; cleaning and storing according to department policy.
  1. Restocks intubation boxes daily and completes monthly rounding according to DMH policy.
  1. Distributes E-cylinders of oxygen to the designated oxygen storage locations within DMH
  1. Orders routine department supplies.
  1. Maintains, organizes, cleans, and stocks storerooms.
  1. Participates in departmental quality activities including data collection as appropriate to role.
  1. Participates in departmental in-services, continuing education, and other staff development activities.
  1. Follows DMH and Respiratory Care infection control policies. Keeps all patient information confidential and follows DMH guidelines.
  1. Performs other related duties as assigned. Duties overseen by charge RT or designee.


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job.  Incumbents may be requested to perform tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.


Required Experience


High school graduate or equivalent required.


Basic Life Support


Two years of experience in a medical field preferred.

Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Self-motivated, attention to detail, able to adapt to rapidly changing situations

Decatur, IL

Colleen Corcoran


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