BayCare St. Joseph's Hospital is pleased to offer the 2021 Graduate Respiratory Therapy (RT) Program for talented senior RT students interested in advancing to RRTs. As a student, this role would work as a Respiratory Equipment Care Technician while also receiving on the job training to become a successful RRT. During this time, you will be assigned to a BayCare trained RT Preceptor. You will be closely followed by your clinical preceptor and management team to ensure that you receive all the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to succeed in your new role.
The Respiratory Care Equipment Technician serves as a member of the Respiratory Therapy Team, responsible for ensuring that equipment, such as life support/mechanical ventilators etc. are decontaminated, processed, re-assembled, calibrated and operationally checked according to manufacturer specifications. Delivers, monitors, maintains and safeguards medical grade gases throughout the facility, including cylinders of various sizes and liquid oxygen systems. Performs adjustments and repairs on selected equipment in consultation with the Biomedical Department. Ensures that equipment and supplies are accessible, in good condition and of sufficient quantity to meet patient care needs. Performs other duties as assigned. Required specific skills also includes equipment assembly, decontamination and calibration, as well as identifies and safely uses medical gases, and mechanical repair.