Registered Respiratory Therapist- Students Welcome to Apply!

$22.81 - $35.38 hourly
  • St. Elizabeth Healthcare
  • Edgewood, KY, USA
  • May 11, 2021
Full time Health Care

Job Description

Job Description

Here's why St. Elizabeth Healthcare is the best place to work as a Respiratory Therapist!

Are you a person who influences others, and is known to be outgoing and to get "the job done"?  Would others say that they know you to be very interested in helping others,  optimistic, upbeat, flexible and giving off “positive” energy?  Do you enjoy working with a great deal of change, shifting priorities, and juggling tasks simultaneously?  If a situation arises that is unpredictable you respond positively and acts quickly and intensely.  Do you approach things with a practical, common sense ways of getting things done.  Are you known to be detail oriented and you pay attention to tasks, procedures and specific job assignments? 


If you identified with the above traits, you are exactly who we are looking for.  You will find this position at St. Elizabeth Healthcare to be an ideal match for your skillset.  

Compensation – Competitive Rates:

Base Rate: $22.81 – 35.38/hr: Based on relevant work experience

Shift Differential: $4.00

*Night Shift Bonus Program*

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Review the minimum qualifications and duties of the role. Once you apply a recruiter will reach out with next steps!

What You’ll Be Doing:

Upon physician’s orders, assesses patients’ pulmonary status, determines appropriateness of orders and administers various modes supportive or restorative of therapy, with or without medical gases or pharmacological agents to restore normal cardio-pulmonary function.  Upon physicians’ orders conducts various cardio-pulmonary diagnostic tests to determine existence or extent of cardio-pulmonary disease.

Demonstrate respect, dignity, kindness and empathy in each encounter with all patients, families, visitors and other employees regardless of cultural background.

Job Duties:

  • Administers safe, effective respiratory treatments, and effective medical gas therapy consistent with current standards of practice, to restore normal cardio-pulmonary function.
  • Maintains equipment and supplies to ensure decontamination, disinfection, sterilization of supplies.
  • Maintenance of a clean, safe and organized work environment.
  • Follows work related duties in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations. Completes all required safety, infection control and age specific programs as prescribed.
  • Documents and communicates effects and effectiveness of therapy administered to ensure continuity of care between other members of the health care team.
  • Uses background knowledge and clinical skill to mentor students from clinical affiliates.
  • Uses background knowledge and clinical skills to assess patients’ cardiopulmonary status to implement a Respiratory Care Plan is appropriate for the patient’s age groups.
  • Compares ordered therapy to patients' cardio-pulmonary status recommending, when necessary, more appropriate, more cost effective or less invasive therapy to achieve the therapeutic objective.
  • Explains the purpose and benefits of ordered therapy, teaching the patient proper therapy techniques, to elicit patient cooperation and insure effective therapy.
  • Initiates and maintains cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (BLS).
  • Pursues excellence and service, demonstrates desire and effort to be a continuous learner as evidenced by the following:
  • Identifies personal goals and objectives annually as a part of performance appraisal.
  • Completes Federal, State and System annual requirements.
  • Identifies self-development opportunities and makes the effort to take advantage of those opportunities.
  • Serves as team leader per department policy.
  • Attendance at staff meetings is strongly encouraged.



Together, St. Elizabeth Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Physicians make up one of the oldest, largest and most respected medical providers in the Tri-State region. Our goal is to provide comprehensive and compassionate care that improves the health of the people we serve.Openings for nurses, medical assistants, front office and administrative staff may exist in both organizations. We hope you consider St. Elizabeth as you pursue your next career move.

St. Elizabeth Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Physicians have been named one of the 2020 Best Places to Work in Kentucky.

The Best Places to Work in Kentucky program recognizes those employers who set an exemplary standard of excellence for both employee engagement and business success. Administered by The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM) and Best Companies Group, this assessment was a multi-faceted review of the organizational landscape, analysis of policies, and an internal survey of randomly selected associates.


Qualifications You’ll Need:

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist as described by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)
  • Holds current mandatory certification from Kentucky Board to practice Respiratory Therapy in Kentucky.
  • Associates degree in applied science or equivalent.
  • All Registered respiratory therapists must maintain their credential as described in the Continuing Competency of the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Failure to maintain the credential will result in a demotion transfer to grade 144 as a Respiratory Technician until their credential is reinstated by the NBRC
  • ACLS certification- if not already certified, will be required post hire