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Respiratory Care Professional

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Lorain
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Thank you for considering a career at Mercy HealthGeneral SummaryA Respiratory Care Practitioner IV is responsible for administering the full range of therapeutic and diagnostic procedures within the scope of services of the Respiratory Care Department as outlined by the State of Ohio's Respiratory Care Board in either a hospital or skilled nursing setting. The Therapist will participate in continuously improving the process of care delivery to the patient. They will promote a positive climate for interpersonal and interdepartmental relationships.Minimum Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesKnowledge of Respiratory Care techniques, practices and procedures at a level normally acquired through completion of an Associate of Science or Bachelor of Science degree in Respiratory Care Sciences, at an AMA approved Respiratory Care Program, or completion of an AMA approved Respiratory Care Technology Program.Has obtained a Respiratory Care Practitioner License from the State of Ohio, licensing them to practice Respiratory Care within the State of Ohio.Has obtained the credential of Registered Respiratory Therapist and/or Registered Pulmonary Function TechnologistThree to six months clinical experience necessary.Current certification in CPR required; NRP certification required or obtained within 6 months of hire.Must be willing and able to serve as a preceptor for new employees.Must maintain competency in adult intubation.Must attend at least 70% of Monthly Departmental Meetings.Must maintain Active Membership in the American Association of Respiratory Care.Good Communication skills necessary in order to effectively interact with patients, families and staff.Organizational skills needed to prioritize work assignments.Working ConditionsModerate level (20% or more of time) of physical exertion required. Frequent exposure (21% - 50% of work time) to adverse conditions including communicable diseases.Reporting RelationshipsReports to assigned manager / lead therapist.Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.Many of our opportunities reward your hard work with:Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plansPrescription drug coverageFlexible spending accountsLife insurance w/AD&DEmployer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligiblePaid time offEducational AssistanceAnd much more Benefits offerings vary according to employment statusScheduled Weekly Hours:36Work Shift:Nights (United States of America)Department:Respiratory Therapy - LorainAll 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, Lorain , Respiratory Care Professional, Other , Lorain, Ohio

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