Respiratory Therapist Job

Full Job Title: Respiratory Therapist - RRT- $7,500 sign on bonus

Job Number: 17003001

Facility: SSM Health St. Francis Hospital - Maryville

Location: Maryville, MO

Schedule: Benefit Eligible, Full Time, 12 Hour Day, 8 Hour Day, Days, Evenings, Varied, Rotating Weekends

Hours: 6:45 am-7:15 pm


Role Purpose:

The Registered Respiratory Therapist is responsible for assessing the respiratory status of, and providing respiratory care treatments, testing and education for, inpatients and outpatients as ordered. He/She is a member of the multidisciplinary treatment team and provides various respiratory care activities and other services necessary to assure that patient needs are met.

    • Provides all respiratory treatments to include (but not limited to): oxygen therapy, nebulizer treatments, and ventilator management for all patients in all departments of the hospital. Respiratory Care staff conduct cardio/pulmonary testing to include (but not limited to): Pulmonary Function Testing, Holter Monitoring, Event Monitoring, Cardiac Stress Tests, the cardiac stress portion of Cardiolites, Adenoscans, and Dobutamine studies.
    • Performs all duties according to entity and department policies and procedures.
    • Demonstrates clinical skills, thoroughness, accuracy and timeliness in performance of initial patient assessments and reassessments to include age specific considerations.
    • Demonstrates knowledge and ability to manage emergency respiratory situations and assist with emergency procedures.
    • Interacts professionally with patients, other customers, physicians and co-workers.
    • Provides a safe environment specific to the age, development, and condition of the patient.
    • Demonstrates understanding of respiratory medications/oxygen and their correct administration based on the age and clinical condition of the patient.
    • Demonstrates the ability to interact appropriately with patient's family members and visitors.
    • Performs all respiratory medication/oxygen administration functions timely and accurately.
    • Ensures that documentation is legible, accurate, and pertinent and indicates outcome of treatments given.
    • Utilizes universal precautions routinely, and observes Blood and Body Fluid Precautions including the use of appropriate personal protective equipment.
    • Responds to all Code Blues, Code Yellows, and Code Pinks to assist as directed.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Associate's degree or Diploma School Program approved by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC)
  • Current and valid Missouri Licensure as a Respiratory Care Practioner.
  • RRT by the NBRC
  • 1-3 years experience
  • Health Care Provider CPR

Preferred Qualifications:

About SSM Health St. Francis Hospital – Maryville

SSM Health St. Francis Hospital – Maryville is an 81-bed full-service, fully-accredited healthcare organization providing medical care to the residents of Northwest Missouri. As a rural hospital, St. Francis offers emergency, maternity, behavioral health, inpatient, and outpatient services to meet the needs of our community.

SSM Health is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. Learn More »

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