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US Air Force: Respiratory Care Practitioner

US Air Force

This is a Full-time position in San Antonio, TX posted August 22, 2021.

ENLISTEDRESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONERCARING FOR LUNGS AND HEARTSCaring for our Airmen and their families requires the knowledge and skills of thousands of individuals.

Assisting doctors who diagnose and treat diseases of the heart and lungs, Respiratory Care Practitioners perform essential lab and clinical functions to help care for their patients.

From managing ventilators to conducting blood tests, electrocardiograms, and ultrasounds, these highly trained professionals help prevent, monitor, and minimize heart and lung disease within the Air Force.Work with doctors and other health professionals in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the heart and lungsPerform pulmonary diagnostic studies, electrocardiograms and ultrasound testsAssist in long-term respiratory therapy, including the use of sophisticated life-support equipment to assist patients in breathingDraw blood from patients to perform necessary blood testsAssist in catheterization and other special studies of the heartCAREER TASKS/QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARYMINIMUM EDUCATIONIn addition to a high school diploma or equivalent, for entry into this specialty, the following college courses are required: English Composition I (3 credits), Speech (3 credits), College Algebra (3 credits), Humanities (3 credits), and Social Sciences (3 credits).ASVAB REQUIREMENTSGeneralQUALIFICATIONSKnowledge of general anatomy and physiologyCompletion of required college coursesCompletion of 8.5 weeks of Basic Military TrainingMust be between the ages of 17 and 39TRAINING & EDUCATIONHow do we transform you from a raw recruit to an expert Airman in this field?

From hands-on experience to an Associate’s degree and two national certifications, the path begins here.BASIC MILITARY TRAINING8.5 weeksTECHNICAL TRAINING240 daysTECH SCHOOL LOCATIONFt Sam Houston TX Designated Medical FacilitySTATUS UPON COMPLETIONEnlisted Airman with an Associate’s Degree in Respiratory Care, Registered Respiratory Therapy certification, and Certified Cardiology Technologist certification.INTERESTS & SKILLSNATURAL SCIENCEHEALTH & MEDICINEHEALTH TECHNICIANS & SPECIALISTS

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