Registered Respiratory Therapist

at Carle

Job Description

Registered Respiratory Therapist

+ Department:

Respiratory Therapy – BMC

+ Entity:


+ Job Category:

Allied Health

+ Employment Type:

Full – Time

+ Job ID:


+ Experience Required:


+ Education Required:

Associates Degree

+ Shift:


+ Location:

Bloomington-Normal, IL

+ Usual Schedule:

3 12 hour shifts

+ On Call Requirements:


+ Work Location:

Carle Bromenn Medical Center

+ Weekend Requirements:

every third

+ Holiday Requirements:


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Position Summary:

The licensed RRT is responsible to administer basic and advance cardiopulmonary treatment to patients in all areas of

the hospital. Services include: bronchial hygiene, positive pressure ventilation, airway clearance and maintenance, life

support ventilation, blood gas analysis and acquisition, arterial line insertion, perform intubations, manage oscillatory

ventilation, pulmonary function screening, incentive breathing exercises, oxygen therapy, aerosol/humidity therapy,

prescription medication delivery, pulse oximetry, spontaneous pulmonary mechanics, emergency cardiopulmonary

resuscitation, and patient assessment. The licensed RRT must be able to adapt to the rules and regulations of different

service areas, perform special duties as required by assignment and maintain standards of performance for each area



Education: Graduate of an AMA approved program for Respiratory Care.

Certification: RRT. 2. Current BLS 3. Licensed RCP in Illinois.

Essential Functions:

Reviews/verifies physician orders. Notifies physician in situations of incomplete, conflicting or inappropriate orders.

-Assesses appropriateness of order and recommends a case plan in regards to patient diagnosis/status.

-Modalities include but are not limited to mechanical ventilation, BiLevel, airway management, bronchoscopy assist,

arterial blood gas acquisition and analysis, routine pulse oximetry, administration of supplemental oxygen/aerosol

therapy, and bronchial hygiene procedures including nebulized medications administration.

-Attends/participates in multidisciplinary patient rounding with Intensivist in the ICU.

-Responds to Code Blue, RRT, Trauma and other emergent calls

-Documents and charges accurately, concisely in computerized medical record (Meditech).

-Manages oscillatory ventilators, inserts arterial lines and performs intubations.

-Provides mechanical ventilation, CPAP, Blood Gas Analysis, Oxygen therapy, etc. to neonates in the Nursery.

-Assists the patient/ guest with service issues/ problems by providing excellent customer service through established

guest service techniques.

-Maintains courtesy and a professional demeanor.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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Job Posting: JC178033734

Posted On: Feb 18, 2021

Updated On: Sep 27, 2023

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