MOS 68V, Respiratory Specialist Duty Descriptions

Senior Respiratory Specialist
Provides management and training to junior personnel; performs and assists in advanced medical procedures such as thoracentesis, bronchoscopy and tracheal intubation; operates sterilizing equipment and patient transport apparatus; prepares budgets, trains other medical care personnel on respiratory support and assists in research on practical teams; schedules, conducts and evaluates in-service training of respiratory care personnel; reviews, consolidates, and prepares technical reports; performs as a liaison for pulmonary care with installation medical authorities; guides the professional development of three Soldiers.

Respiratory Specialist
Provides medical treatment based on physician's diagnosis; operates specialized equipment, takes history, and assesses the patient; follows up and records results of treatment, administers drugs, and resolves any medical issues that occur during treatment; calibrates and runs blood gas machines; places patient on continuous ventilator care if required; monitors and adjusts treatment based on results; performs pulmonary functions or additional assessments as required; transports patients needing ventilator support by air and/or land; performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation when necessary; trains on core tasks and maintains qualifications.

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