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NEC Codes - HM-8541 Respiratory Therapy Technician


NEC Designation:

NEC HM-8541 Respiratory Therapy Technician


Assists medical officers in treating patients using controlled breathing apparatus that employ medical gases. Performs medical gas therapy, nebulization therapy, mechanical ventilation, and pulmonary function testing. Maintains and is knowledgeable of all safety precautions related to gas storage and handling. Performs minor repair and preventive maintenance on tracheotomy and endotracheal apparatus, ventilator, rubber goods, and electronic monitoring and resuscitation equipment.

Qualification Data:

Source Rating(s): HM

Billet Paygrades: E3-E6

Personnel Paygrades: E3-E6

Course: Mandatory

Open to Women?: Yes


NEC may be assigned to inactive duty Naval Reservists who: 1) have successfully completed a BUMED-recognized training program and/or is certified by the National Board for Respiratory Care, and 2) is a respiratory therapist or a respiratory therapy technician with documented current clinical competency.

Information contained on this page is derived from the Navy Enlisted Manpower and Personnel Classifications and Occupational Standards Manual, Volume II, NAVPERS 18068F, which is the official manual for Navy Enlisted Classifications (NECs).

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