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Respiratory Therapist (0.5 FTE) at Essentia Health

Posted in Health Care 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Brainerd, Minnesota

Job Description:

Find more than a job.  Find more in yourself.     
Find your calling.  Essentia Health seeks employees who embrace our commitment to patient-and family-centered care in communities both large and small.  We’re looking for people who are committed to making patients and their families feel known and understood.  People who understand what it means to be Here with you.  People who are willing to use their strengths to help others.    


The Respiratory Therapist is a clinically competent interdisciplinary team member who is responsible for assessing the respiratory care needs of an assigned group of patients, recommending appropriate therapy based on that assessment, and performing specific respiratory treatments. The Respiratory Therapist must also be competent in performing a variety of cardiopulmonary diagnostics procedures. Interacts effectively with patients, families, and all other members of the health care team and maintains standards of respiratory therapy care. The Respiratory Therapist provides direct respiratory therapy care for medical/surgical, ICU, Emergency Department, and pediatrics from infancy to adulthood with the majority of patients being 65 or older.

Part-Time with Medical Benefits.


Essentia Health offers competitive salary and benefits that include medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability, flex spending accounts, retirement plans, paid time off, and continuing education including tuition reimbursement.   
  Our Values    
Quality        Hospitality        Respect        Justice        Stewardship        Teamwork        
Essentia Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran Status.

PLEASE NOTE: This position is eligible for an Employee Referral Bonus.


QUALIFICATIONS (minimum requirements) Education and/or years experience required: •High School Graduate. A two or four year degree in Respiratory Care from a COARC accredited program is required for all hires after April 1, 2012. Licensure/Certifications required: •Must hold certification by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) or a Certified Respiratory Therapists and maintains their NBRC Re-Credentialing. •Certified Respiratory Therapists hired after July 1, 2010 must obtain RRT within 18 months of hire/transfer. •Must be licensed by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice a Respiratory Therapist (RT). •Must be CPR certified by the American Heart Association (BLS) within one month of hire/transfer. •ACLS certification required (or within 1 year of hire/transfer). •NRP certification require (or within 1 year of hire/transfer).