Respiratory Therapist

2005382

Avera Heart Hospital, Sioux Falls, SD

Respiratory

PRN

Day/Night Shift

Varies- Called as needed

Summary

Responsible to set up and operate various types of respiratory care equipment to be utilized in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiopulmonary diseases as ordered by physicians. As a member of the patient-focused care team, the respiratory therapist works collaboratively with other members to assure the safe and accurate delivery of care, maintaining the patient's confidentiality at all times. In addition, the respiratory therapist performs a range of technical procedures related to cardiopulmonary hemodynamics and diagnostics to comprehensively serve patient needs. 

 

 

·         Education: Graduate of a program recognized by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). Minimum of CRT certification requirements.

·      Licensure/Certification: Therapists are required to have the current state license. Current BLS training required and ACLS certification required within twelve months of employment.

·      Experience: Minimum of 2 years acute care experience is preferred.