Provides respiratory care through patient assessment, planning, intervention, education and evaluation. Performs all general and critical care respiratory care procedures and diagnostics on patients ages infant through adult. These duties include but are not limited to; mechanical ventilation, airway management, critical care transport, arterial blood gas puncture, medication delivery, bronchial hygiene, patient assessments and education.
Graduate from an accredited respiratory care/therapy program.
For staff hired before June of 2019: Must hold certification by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) or a Certified Respiratory Therapists, or equivalent.
For staff hired after June of 2019: Staff must obtain and maintain certification as a Registered Respiratory Therapist within 18 months of hire or transfer.
For staff (outside of MMES): Must hold state licensure in appropriate state of practice upon hire. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certified within 1 month
Shift Rotation Day/Eve/Night Rotation
Call Obligation No
Union USWA Technical Workers SMMC (UTECH)
Effective December 1, 2019: Job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a post-offer assessment, including a urine drug screen, immunization review, and background check. Essentia Health is committed to maintaining a work environment free from the influence of illegal drugs and alcohol.