Respiratory Therapy Technician Interview Questions

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Listed below expected questions that most HR interviewers ask their applicants about, you'll find our recommended answer for each based on 'respiratory therapy technician' career.

Interview Question #1:

What are the main job duties and responsibilities of "respiratory therapy technician" employee?


Respiratory therapy technician responsibilities are to prepare or test devices, such as mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control systems, aerosol generators, or electrocardiogram (ekg) machines; keep records of patients' therapy, completing all necessary forms; administer breathing or oxygen procedures, such as intermittent positive pressure breathing treatments, ultrasonic nebulizer treatments, or incentive spirometer treatments; explain treatment procedures to patients; use ventilators or various oxygen devices or aerosol and breathing treatments in the provision of respiratory therapy; clean, sterilize, check, and maintain respiratory therapy equipment; follow and enforce safety rules applying to equipment; set equipment controls to regulate the flow of oxygen, gases, mists, or aerosols; read and evaluate physicians' orders and patients' chart information to determine patients' condition and treatment protocols; work with patients in areas such as the emergency rooms, neonatal or pediatric intensive care, or surgical intensive care, treating conditions such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma, cystic fibrosis, or pneumonia; assess patients' response to treatments and modify treatments according to protocol if necessary; interview or examine patients to collect clinical data; collect and analyze arterial blood gas samples; perform diagnostic procedures to assess the severity of respiratory dysfunction in patients; teach patients how to use respiratory equipment at home; monitor patients during treatment and report any unusual reactions to the respiratory therapist; provide respiratory care involving the application of well-defined therapeutic techniques under the supervision of a respiratory therapist and a physician; teach or oversee other workers who provide respiratory care services; recommend or review bedside procedures, x-rays, or laboratory tests.

Interview Question #2:

What are the skills required from respiratory therapy technician employee in order to success in his work?


Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action, Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times, Actively looking for ways to help people, Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do, Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Interview Question #3:

Describe the abilities you have in order to work with us as respiratory therapy technician?


I have the ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem, apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense, communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand, combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events), see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

Interview Question #4:

What are the knowledge elements you obtained from your education, training and work experience would support your respiratory therapy technician career?


The knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures, principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction, the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar, principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects, human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

Interview Question #5:

How would you describe (respiratory therapy technician or your) needed work style?


My work style matching exactlty what cashier job requires by: being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations, maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations, being honest and ethical, being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks, being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.

Other respiratory therapy technician interview questions to expect:

Tell about yourself and why you think you are successful respiratory therapy technician?

Why do you like to work as respiratory therapy technician?

What could you do not like to work as respiratory therapy technician?

What are your future steps after experience you'll gain from your respiratory therapy technician job?

As respiratory therapy technician, what training courses or extra education that you think will improve your work performance?

What salary do you expect you'll get from being respiratory therapy technician employee?

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