Respiratory Therapist - Respiratory Care - FT Nights

Anderson Hospital   MARYVILLE, IL   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on March 29, 2024
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Respiratory Therapist - Respiratory Care - FT Nights

Job Details
Maryville, IL
Full Time (72 Hours)


***$12,000 Sign-On Bonus Available***

Job Summary

Provides respiratory care services: safe, skillful, accurate and in an efficient manner, age-appropriate and population specific to patients of all ages under the direction of a physician, guided by department guidelines, policies, procedures and protocols.  


Service and Quality Standards:


  1. Service

Is Customer focused

                Anticipates customer needs

                Adheres to customer service standards

Is Competent, caring and compassionate

                Treats coworkers and customers with dignity and respect

                Demonstrates competent, caring and compassionate behavior

                                to customers and coworkers

  1. People

Is conversation conscious

                Assures confidentiality of patient and employee information

Is positive in interactions with others

Is courteous and respectful

                Promotes a harassment free environment

                Inspires the trust of others

              Acts in accordance with hospital policies, meets the requirements

              of the Code of Conduct, and identifies any conflicts of interest.

  1. Quality

Is excellent in patient care and service

                Demonstrates multidisciplinary cooperation

                Assists in obtaining excellent satisfaction scores of feedback

Is safety conscious

                Demonstrates safety consciousness and supports safety initatives

Is involved with improvement efforts

                Supports performance improvement

                Seeks ways to improve systems and services

                Shows commitment to improvement efforts

                Meets mandatory educational requirements

  1. Growth

Is a loyal ambassador

                Demonstrates commitment to hospital mission and vision

Is active and involved

                Supports hospital initiatives

                Champions innovation and supports change

Is a positive role model

                Fosters team cooperation

  1. Finance

Is a good steward of hospital resources

                Develops/uses efficient work methods

Is cost effective

                Conserves organizational resources


Job Responsibilities:


1. Assessment/Reassessment/Evaluation

    Is knowledgeable and skilled in clinical assessment of the respiratory system.

    Is knowledgeable regarding pulmonary health and respiratory  pathophysiology.

    Is knowledgeable of Respiratory Care Department guidelines, policies, protocols, care plans.


2.  Implementation

     Is knowledgeable and skilled in the assessment and care of respiratory patient.

     Provides to age-appropriate and population specific patients care in a safe, skillful, accurate and

     efficient manner to neonates-Class I and emergency care, acute and emergency care for pediatric

     patients, adolescents, and adults; critical care for adolescent and adult patients; adult

     rehabilitation, and respiratory diagnostic services. 



3.  Discharge Planning

     Is knowledgeable in the application of respiratory care beyond the acute care setting and skilled

      to identify and communicate perceived ongoing need for respiratory care.

     Is involved in the interdisciplinary activities of discharge planning as related to respiratory care.

     Is involved, as required, to assist in the testing, arrangements and coordination of respiratory



4.  Patient/Family Education

     Is resource person with knowledge and familiar with health education resources to provide

     information about respiratory health and to instruct patient/family in application of respiratory

     therapy equipment and skills.


5.  Documentation and Communication

     Is thorough, accurate, timely in completion of respiratory care documentation.

     Is thorough, accurate, timely in communication to hand-off of patient care information, and other

     information that impacts the operation of the department and interactions between departments.

                Demonstrates working computer skills and is able to navigate the Meditech system.

                Demonstrates effective communication skills.


6.  Blood Gas Lab and Respiratory Care Diagnostics

     Is knowledgeable and proficient in performance of patient diagnostic testing and monitoring.

     Is a participant in the blood gas lab process in accordance with College of American Pathologists

     Laboratory Standards.


Education Requirements and Other Requirements:


                Education Level:  Graduate of an accredited Respiratory Care Program



               Current credentials with the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC):

                          Certification required, Registry preferred

                Current State of Illinois Respiratory Care Practitioner License required

                Adult/Pediatric CPR certification required (Available upon employment)

                Neonatal Resuscitation Program certification required (Available upon employment)

                ACLS/PALS certification preferred.


                Experience Requirements:  Minimum of one to two years clinical experience as a student therapist.


Working Conditions: Exposure Category I--Tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues: 

All procedures or other job-related tasks that involve an inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin

contact with blood, body fluids or tissues, or a potential for spills or splashes of them are Category tasks.

 Use of appropriate protective measures should be required for every employee who engages in Category I tasks.