ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS Ã˜ Maintains a high standard of care. Must by flexible, dependable and respectful, act and dress in a professional manner, adjust to new concepts and ideas and have good communication skills. Ã˜ Knowledge of current respiratory care practice. Ã˜ Maintains clean and accurate patient care records. Ã˜ Maintains current certification of respiratory care practitioner license, BLS, NRP, ACLS, and PALS. Ã˜ Effective interpersonal and patient contact skills.