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Respiratory Therapist



Urbana, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, August 4, 2023

Job Description

PRN opportunities available at multiple Carle locations, including:
Bloomington-Normal, Champaign-Urbana, & Greater Peoria region, among others.
Discuss interest in specific locations with a Carle recruiter.
The Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) performs routine and critical respiratory care procedures under the supervision of a Respiratory Care Manager and Medical Director. Responsible for performance and competency of care for neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations.

Associate's Degree in Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory Care Practitioner License Illinois upon hire and Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)(NBRC) upon hire and Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) within 1 year and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) within 1 year and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) within 1 year.

Healthcare/Medical - Respiratory Therapy (RRT & CRTT). Solid understanding of all aspects of Respiratory Care.

  • Effectively evaluate the results of patient respiratory care delivered per care plans.
  • Accurately introduces, administers and charts the effects of routine respiratory therapy and medication administration.
  • Accurately setup, maintain, and chart the usage of oxygen therapy, aerosol/humidity therapy and ventilator therapy.
  • Provide ventilator support and airway management to neonatal, pediatric, adult and geriatric populations.
  • Perform arterial blood gas and capillary blood gas analysis (following Medical Director approval). Participates and performs blood gas quality controls per regulatory standards. Participates in blood gas proficiency studies.
  • May be trained in endotracheal intubation and arterial line insertion. May take a charge role.
  • Completes assessments on ventilator patients and all other patients on respiratory care services.
  • Will accurately chart on the respiratory flow sheets in the EMR and on the care plans. Will also charge accurately in the EMR.
  • Processes and maintains respiratory equipment.
  • Evaluates patients for routine respiratory care therapy on the inpatient units
  • Evaluates patients for routine respiratory care therapy for patient in the Emergency room.
  • Evaluates patient Evaluates patients for advanced respiratory care therapy for patients in the ICU's
  • Participates on all Transport teams. PEDS and Adult
  • Obtains and analyses blood gases.. Arterial, Venous and Capillary
  • Assist cleaning respiratory care related equipment
  • Assist with stocking respiratory care related supplies on the inpatient care units