Hi all,

My hospital is trying to get us RTs into a union due to the fact that they under pay RTs. Here is what we do at my hospital: intubation, art-line, ABG, patients assessment and make changes to ventilators settings without doctor's order. We basically taking care of patients at the beside just like nurses, but they (the hospital) wanted to group RTs with Lab Tech and Radiologic Tech people. The fact is that we response to critical moment while Lab Teach and Rad Tech response when the moment is calm and more stable. So we are trying to negotiate and we need to view RT's benefits at different hospitals to get an idea what is decent to ask for. If any RT on this forum that is willing to help us out and make a copy of their job descriptions and benefits please let me know.