Respiratory Therapists

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

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Sign on bonus: This position is eligible for a $10,000 sign on bonus.

*Current employees of any Northern Light Member Organizations or those with a service break less than one year are not eligible.

Under the supervision of the Cardiopulmonary Services Medical Director and Department Director, the Respiratory Therapist is responsible for providing cardiopulmonary care services in accordance with specific physician’s orders, diagnostic, therapeutic and clinical assessments, provides patient education according to department policies and procedures.

o Interacts effectively in stressful and emergency situations
o Receives positive ratings from staff, patients, and families regarding their interactions and job performance
o Effectively communicates with management, staff, patients, families and physicians
o Supports a team approach to patient care and department responsibilities and needs
o Demonstrates the ability to work effectively with other staff members, management, and physicians
o Uses appropriate chain of command
o Supports a responsibility for patient care by accepting assignments
o Supports a responsibility for patient care by accepting assignments
o Demonstrates a willingness to be available for call and have flexible hours
o Uses break time appropriately
o Attends at least 50% of department meetings unless on approved leave
o Satisfies requirements for state licensure in a timely fashion
o Performs the duties of Charge Therapist: a. Down-staff and upstaff criteria are appropriately assigned; b. Workload is appropriately and fairly assigned and delegated; c. Proper chain of command is utilized in dealing with problem areas or situations; d. Equipment is processed and available for the on-coming shift; e. All avenues to provide adequate coverage for the on-coming shift are exhausted; f. Emergency situations are responded to quickly
o Reads and initials the department communication book

o Demonstrates efficient and effective decision making skills for the non-acute and acute respiratory care of the: neonate, pediatric patient, adult
o Notifies physician and department supervisor when requests for service do not fit protocols or when patient exhibits intolerance to treatment
o Collaborates with healthcare team
o Implements respiratory interventions according to policies, procedures, and protocols
o Assumes responsibility for patient transport as needed by demonstrating the skills and knowledge necessary to provide patient transport
o Demonstrates the skills necessary to initiate and maintain mechanical ventilation and airway adjuncts for the adult, neonatal, and pediatric patient
o Maintains certifications and annual competencies
o Responds in a timely fashion to requests for service

o Attends all mandatory in-services and skills days unless on approved leave
o Satisfies requirements for state licensure in a timely fashion
o Maintains airway management certification
o Contributes to a clean, neat, and well-stocked work area
o Follows through on problem patients, equipment, or areas that may compromise patient care and safety of patients/family/and others
o Assists in cleaning, processing and assembling respiratory therapy equipment
o Follows CLIO, OSHA and hospital policy regarding procurement and handling of specimens and sharps
o Demonstrates ongoing awareness of and participates in the department’s QI initiatives
o Completes all audits or other assignments as assigned
o Identifies potential areas for quality improvement
o Participates in solving identified problems

o Assesses and documents accurately the patient’s respiratory status and response to treatment
o Completes all documentation according to hospital and department policy and procedure: patient charges; treatment sheets; MARs; care plans; Patient/Family education; all department QI forms

Other information:
Registered Respiratory Therapist Required.

Competencies and skills:
* Behaves with Integrity and Builds Trust: Acts consistently in line with the core values, commitments and rules of conduct. Leads by example and tells the truth. Does what they say they will, when and how they say they will, or communicates an alternate plan.
* Cultivates Respect: Treats others fairly, embraces and values differences, and contributes to a culture of diversity, inclusion, empowerment and cooperation.
* Fosters Accountability: Creates and participates in a work environment where people hold themselves and others accountable for processes, results and behaviors. Takes appropriate ownership not only of successes but also mistakes and works to correct them in a timely manner. Demonstrates understanding that we all work as a team and the quality and timeliness of work impacts everyone involved.
* Practices Compassion: Exhibits genuine care for people and is available and ready to help; displays a deep awareness of and strong willingness to relieve the suffering of others.

* Respiratory Therapist

* Associate’s Degree


Working conditions:
* Potential exposure to hazardous materials.
* Lifting, moving and loading 20 to 30 pounds.
* Continuous standing.
* Continuous walking.

Equal Opportunity Employment

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

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