Respiratory Therapist


Avera St Mary's Hospital, Pierre, SD


Full Time

Day/Night Shift

Varied Shifts; 72hrs/2wks

Contact: Kathryn Haarstad
Tel: 605-224-3278

License Required


Avera St. Mary's Named Top 20 Rural Community Hospital  


Avera Named Forbes' Best-in-State Employers List


Job Highlights:

  • Provide professional care to patients in the sleep lab for diagnostic polysomnography and CPAP trials.
  • Overnights for 4 weeks, days every 5th week.
  • Holidays, call and weekend rotations among staff.

Job Summary:

  • Basic knowledge of digital polysomnographic collection systems.
  • Complete and verify documentation.
  • Have knowledge of anatomy and physiology of respiratory and cardiovascular systems.
  • Perform positive pressure mask fittings, desensitization and acclimation to positive airway pressure modalities.
  • Using the 10/20 system for the placement of EEG electrodes.

Licensure and Registration:

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist credential issues by the National Board for Respiratory Care.
  • Licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner in the state of SD.


  • Current basic CPR, PALS, NRP and ACLS certifications.