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Date:  May 20, 2024
Req ID:  39966

Benton, AR, US, 72015

Anticipated Starting Salary:  $45,009.95

Position Number: 22104227 
County: Saline 
Posting End Date: 06/18/24 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $45,009.95 


The Department of Human Services is a place for people passionate about serving others and changing lives for the better. We care for Arkansans of all ages and ensure places like child care centers and nursing homes are safe. We are the safety net for the most vulnerable Arkansans. Whether you answer the phones, take applications, protect children, or help care for residents or patients at one of our facilities, you make a difference by working at DHS. Plus, working for the State has great perks, including a pension, maternity leave, paid state holidays, and much more. At DHS, we take care of our employees so you can help care for others.


Hiring Manager – Shelley Gardner

NOTE: Must be Certified by the National Board for Respiratory Care as a respiratory therapy technician in accordance with ACA 17-99-301.

Special Working Conditions/Preferences: Position is located at the Arkansas Health Center in Benton, AR. May be required to work flexible hours, ventilator/trach experience, good communication skills, strong assessment skills. Must be certified by the National Board for Respiratory Care as a respiratory therapist.

Position Information

Class Code: L050C

Grade: GS08


Salary Range: $45,010.00 - $65,265.00


The Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician is responsible for administering respiratory therapy care and life support to patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of the cardiopulmonary system. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Sets up, operates, and monitors devices, such as respirators, postural drainage equipment, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control systems, and aerosol generators to provide therapy to patients. Sets up and monitors continuous ventilators by setting initial controls, adjusting controls as necessary, monitoring appropriate parameters, and revising patient breathing circuit. Auscultators patients' chests to determine area to be treated, assembles appropriate equipment and medication for therapy, and collects sputum for examination and analysis. Maintains patient charts documenting pertinent identification and therapy information. Presents in-service training on current respiratory techniques and practices and demonstrates respirator care procedures. Inspects and tests respiratory therapy equipment to ensure proper operating condition. Inventories and orders supplies. Consults with physician for instruction in patient diagnosis and prescribed therapy. Travels to medical facilities within the state to evaluate patients referred to state facility. Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of respiratory therapy methods and techniques. Knowledge of the operation of respiratory therapy equipment. Ability to operate respiratory therapy equipment. Ability to assess patient therapy needs and treatment. Ability to evaluate problems and initiate therapy. Ability to instruct others in respiratory care. Ability to maintain patient charts and records. Ability to interpret and apply physician instructions.

Minimum Qualifications

Certified by the National Board for Respiratory Care as a respiratory therapy technician in accordance with ACA 17-99-301. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

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