Respiratory Therapist (PRN)

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Required Education, Knowledge, Skills and Physical Requirements:


  • Must be currently licensed in Missouri, RRT preferred
  • Current BLS certification required
  • Must have one or more years of recent experience in respiratory therapy
  • Applicant selected to fill position must complete any training program required at Iron County Medical Center and show documentation that course has been completed
  • Good organizational skills, communication skills and proven interpersonal relationship/team player skills
  • Must be able to multi-task, exercise good judgment, be dependable, and capable of independently carrying out assigned tasks and day-to-day duties efficiently, effectively, and courteously
  • Candidate should have no problems walking or standing for long periods with occasional bending, kneeling, reaching, stooping, twisting and/or turning and pushing or pulling objects from an awkward position; must be able to lift at least 25 lbs. unassisted
  • Candidate must have dexterity, hearing, and vision within normal range; good communication skills and patient rapport a must


Primary Duties and Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Acknowledge that the patient always comes first and always project an attitude of such
  • Select, assemble, check, and operate respiratory equipment
  • Set up and operate devices such as mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control systems and aerosol generators following specified parameters of treatment
  • Provide emergency care, including artificial respiration, external cardiac massage, and assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Determine requirements for treatment, such as type, method and duration of therapy, precautions to be taken and medication and dosages, compatible with physicians’ orders
  • Monitor patient’s physiological responses to therapy, such as vital signs, arterial blood gases and blood chemistry changes, and consult with physician if adverse reactions occur
  • Read prescription, measure arterial blood gases, and review patient information to assess patient condition
  • Work as part of a team of physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals to manage patient care
  • Inspect, clean, test and maintain respiratory therapy equipment to insure it is functioning safely and efficiently, ordering repairs when necessary.
  • Conduct tests, such as electrocardiograms, stress testing and lung capacity tests to evaluate patients’ cardiopulmonary functions