Hospital Care Team
Independent Hospital Based Staff
Administration staff. Hospital administrative staff consists of clerks, receptionists, schedulers, medical assistants, medical billers/claims, and unit clerks, to name a few. These are difficult tasks for these individuals and they are important to the hospital.
Respiratory therapists manage patients on ventilators and assess patients' blood-oxygen levels. Additionally, they provide advice on respiratory care and teach people to use respiratory aids or other treatments. Certified respiratory therapists (CRTs) tend to work with non-critical patients in respiratory departments.
Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their families.
RNs are often the first to detect the change. RNs report the changes to the attending physicians or house staff. RNs may be charge nurses, practitioners, or nurse supervisors, organizing and monitoring overall nursing care in a hospital unit.
Licensed Practical Nurses
The RNs supervise the LPs and provide basic medical and nursing care. LPs also talk to people about their health care, answer their questions, and report how they are doing to RNs and doctors.
Nurse Practitioners and Physician’s Assistants
PAs and NPS both work closely with the attending physicians and help coordinate patients' daily care plans. They also work in medical offices and do physicals, and prescribe medication and treatments. They are not physicians, but they have the training in treating and diagnosing patients and are supervised by physicians.