This position is located at the Dayton VA Medical Center under the Medicine Service line. The Registered Respiratory Therapist will be responsible for completing patient assessment through direct contact, chart review and other means as appropriate and share information with health care team members. Provide Respiratory Care to critically ill and/or poor risk patients in ICU and step-down units. Administer oxygen, aerosol, humidity, and positive pressure breathing therapy. Position patient and perform chest physiotherapy and drainage, noting effectiveness of therapy. Collects sputum specimens using aerosol administration. Implement adult artificial ventilation upon physician's order. Maintain and monitor ventilator patients are required and make adjustments based on blood gas analysis wit
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