UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Specification for Class
RESPIRATORY CARE ASSISTANT
UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP
8153 (SEIU LOCAL 925 Medical/Laboratory Tech)
8702 (WFSE HMC)
CLASS SERIES CONCEPT
Maintain equipment and provide treatment, diagnostic testing, rehabilitation and care of patients with deficiencies or abnormalities which affect the cardiopulmonary system.
Maintain, clean, deliver, and change respiratory therapy equipment; initiate patient charges.
Under direct supervision, maintain respiratory therapy equipment and supplies; process charges.
Maintain, clean, sterilize, transport, and distribute all respiratory and resuscitation equipment;
Assemble, test and make patient-ready respiratory equipment;
Order and stock respiratory supplies;
Change patient's respiratory equipment per department schedule;
Respond to pages and codes throughout the hospital;
Inspect cardiac arrest resuscitation equipment and exchange crash carts as needed;
Stock and change compressed gas cylinders;
Initiate charges for respiratory therapy procedures and equipment;
Assist the respiratory therapist with patient transports;
Perform related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS - Classified Non-Union
High school graduation
New Class: 12-14-73
Revise Class/Title: 12-4-92
CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05