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Assists in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with pulmonary disorders. Collects and analyzes sputum, blood, and breath specimens to determine levels of oxygen, carbon dioxide, and other gases. Also measures the lung capacity of a patient to determine if there is impaired function. Requires an associate's degree and a credential of Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). May be expected to maintain a CPR certification. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a manager.

Research Veterinarian - Higher Ed.
Provides medical services in support of the health care of animals and the administration of treatment or surgical procedures to animals. Prescribes medications, establishes treatment, and performs surgeries on animals. Requires a DVM and at least 5 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. May lead and direct the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to a head of a unit/department.

Respiratory Therapist - Home Care
Works in a home care environment and assists in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with pulmonary disorders. Collects and analyzes sputum, blood, and breath specimens to determine levels of oxygen, carbon dioxide, and other gases. Also measures the lung capacity of a patient to determine if there is an impairment. Requires an associate's degree and a credential of Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). May be expected to maintain a CPR certification. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a manager.

Respiratory Therapy Director
Directs the programs and staff of the respiratory therapy department. Develops and implements respiratory care services in accordance with the policies of the hospital and the directives of the medical staff. Monitors patient progress and treatment plans. May require an advanced degree and professional certification with at least 7 years of direct experience in the field. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to top management.

Social Services Director
Directs, establishes, and plans the overall policies and goals for the social services department. Responsible for resident assessments, care planning and helping the residents and families adjust to their new surroundings. Requires a master's degree in a related area and at least 7 years of experience in the field. Generally manages a group of social workers. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Typically reports to an executive.

Social Worker (BSW)
Interviews, coordinates, and plans programs and activities to meet the social and emotional needs of their clients and clients' family. Provides crisis intervention and assists families in understanding the implications and complexities of the medical situation and its impact on one's lifestyle. Requires a bachelor's degree in social work and 2-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision; typically reports to a senior case manager. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.

Social Worker (MSW)
Interviews, coordinates, and plans programs and activities to meet the social and emotional needs of their clients and clients' family. Provides crisis intervention and assists families in understanding the implications and complexities of the medical situation and its impact on one's lifestyle. Requires a master's degree in social work and 2-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision; typically reports to a senior case manager. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.

Speech and Language Pathologist
Diagnoses and treats speech and language problems, and engages in scientific study of human communication. Evaluates speech and language skills as related to educational, medical, social, and psychological factors. Plans, directs, or conducts rehabilitative treatment programs to restore communicative efficiency of individuals with communication problems of organic and nonorganic etiology. Requires a master's degree in speech-language pathology and may require a certificate of clinical competence in speech-language pathology (CCC). Expected to meet certain state licensing requirements. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Typically reports to a manager or director.
 
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