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Respiratory Therapist

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Lima
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Thank you for considering a career at Mercy Health St. Rita's Medical Center Lima, OH
$10,000 sign on bonus Summary
Must have an active license to practice respiratory care in the state of Ohio. Performs any/all diagnostic, therapeutic, prophylactic,
and emergency care to all age groups under the supervision of a licensed physician in accordance with the Ohio Respiratory Care
Laws and Rules. Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients assigned. To include growth
and development over the life span and the ability to assess and interpret data reflective of the patients status and provide care as
indicated according to department policies and procedures.
2. Performs and instruct all Respiratory Care procedures in accordance with the departments policy and procedure manual, based
on clinical practice guidelines from the American Association for Respiratory Care and other clinical practice guidelines.
3. Apply, monitor, records the results, and instruct in the use of medical gases and instruct on the equipment for administering
medical gases.
4. Administers aerosolized medications and aerosolized humidification, and monitor and record the results.
5. Performs and instruct on bronchial pulmonary hygiene therapy, such as: PD&P, PEP therapy, Acapella therapy, suctioning and
sampling of sputum for lab results.
6. Performs and instruct on volume expansion therapy, such as: EZPAP therapy
7. Apply mechanical ventilation and NIPPV, evaluating and recording results of mechanical ventilation and NIPPV.
8. Apply airway appartuses, maintain, & instruct on airway management.
9. Obtain arterial or other blood samples for analyzing. Analylize and records/report blood and gas results.
10. Performs all diagnostic studies to include peak flow monitoring, pulse oximetry, bedside spiromerty, & pneumograms.
11. Formulates an appropriate Respiratory Care plan based upon patient assessment and communicate to the healthcare team.
12. Actively participates in departmental quality assurance and hospital-wide organizational performance improvement activities
13. Code team member, taruma team, and rapid response team member. Holds certification in basic life support, NRP, PALS, and
14. Care of an infant post delivery (only RCPs with NRP training). 15. Must be responsible for all information discussed at department meetings. Must hold a License with the Ohio Respiratory care board.
Must be Certified by the NBRC. All new hired CRT's are expected to obtain their RRT within one year of hire.
BLS with the AHA. Must obtain NRP, PALS and ACLS within one year of hire. Equipment Used Computer, monitor and printer
Workstation on wheels
Mechanical ventilators
BiPAP machines
CPAP machines
IPPB machines
Continuous pulse oximeters
Oxygen and Heliox cylinders
High flow oxygen therapy units WORKING CONDITIONS Normal patient care environment with little exposure to noise, dust, temperature and the like.
Lifts weights of approximately 20 lbs., must be able to move freely a large "H" size cylinder of oxygen on a cart.
Substantial physical effort exerted up to fifty percent of work time.
Ability to walk, stand, and bend more than eighty percent of time.
Frequent (fifty to eighty percent of work time) exposure to adverse conditions. Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer. Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with: Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
Prescription drug coverage
Flexible spending accounts
Life insurance w/AD&D
Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible
Paid time off
Educational Assistance
And much more *Benefits offerings vary according to employment status Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Work Shift: All Department: Respiratory Therapy - St. Rita's All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health - Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours - Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at

Keywords: Mercy Health, Fort Wayne , Respiratory Therapist, Healthcare , Lima, Indiana

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