Respiratory Therapist

    Published
    March 24, 2022
    Location
    South Bend, Indiana
    Category
    Job Type
    State
    Indiana
    Region
    Midwest

    Description

    Respiratory Therapist

    Elkhart, IN, US

    South Bend, IN, US

    Salary: USD $22.80 – $36.48 / hr

    $10,000 Sign-On Bonus Available!

    $10,000 Relocation Assistance!

    New Grads Welcome; $10,000 Student Loan Repayment Available!

    Day and Night Shift Available

    Job Description

    Respiratory therapists, also known as respiratory care practitioners, evaluate, treat, and care for patients with breathing or other cardiopulmonary disorders. Practicing under the direction of a physician, respiratory therapists assume primary responsibility for all respiratory care therapeutic treatments and diagnostic procedures. Responsible for the proper and safe administration of respiratory care including intermittent and continuous therapy, blood gas sampling and analysis, mechanical ventilation, airway management and non-invasive oxygen and carbon dioxide monitoring of neonatal, newborn, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric populations.

     

    MISSION: We deliver outstanding care, inspire health, and connect with heart.

     

    VALUES: Trust. Respect. Integrity. Compassion.

     

    SERVICE GOALS: Personally connect. Keep everyone informed. Be on their team.

     

    Job Qualifications

    Education and Experience

    The knowledge, skills, and abilities as indicated below are normally acquired through the successful completion of some college or vocational training. Indiana State Certification (RCP) is required. NPR & ACLS certification required for FT/PT staff (preferred for PRN associates). A minimum of 1 to 2 years of job-related experience is required. Two years clinical experience and 1 year experience in critical care preferred. Must be credentialed by the National Board for Respiratory Care as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). New graduates from a Respiratory Therapy Program will be given one year from their date of hire to obtain the RRT credential through the NBRC. New graduates who do not obtain the RRT within the assigned time frame will not be eligible to remain in their Respiratory Therapy position (employees hired prior to June 1, 2012 are exempt from RRT requirement). Preferred membership in professional association (AARC).

     

    Knowledge & Skills

    Close attention to detail required.

    Requires a Respiratory Care Practitioner license from the State of Indiana.

    Familiarity in the use and maintenance of respiratory equipment.

    Thorough knowledge of emergency and routine procedures as documented in hospital policy and procedures.

    Must have thorough knowledge of cardiopulmonary dynamics.

    Working Conditions

    May encounter potentially hazardous conditions due to exposure to patients with communicable disease or from use of chemical solutions for disinfection.

    Must be able to work under stress.

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