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Respiratory Therapist

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Youngstown
Posted on: March 13, 2023

Job Description:

Everyone who works with Mercy Health is united under one purpose: to help our patients be well in mind, body and spirit. This drive, along with our history of faith, is a powerful combination. It gives us a shared calling to work toward every day. Join our exceptional team and help us continue to provide the highest quality of health care possible to our communities.

Join our team today!
--- Higher Pay Scales
--- Flexible Schedule to live the life you deserve
--- Rewarding Higher Differentials with working on the Weekend


Provides simple and complex respiratory services, including but not limited to ventilatory management, blood gas collection and analysis, airway management, oxygen therapy, treatment protocols, etc. CRT/LPH does not intubate, cover L&D, cover ICU, or Pediatric advance care units. CRT/LPH works collaboratively with the team member to deliver high quality respiratory services.

Essential Functions

Initiates, maintains, and monitors mechanical ventilation, maintains patent airway (suction, bag-mask)

Weans patients from ventilatory support in accordance with Mechanical Ventilation Weaning Protocol

Equipment: cleaning of non disposable items. Performs other duties as assigned.

Provides arterial blood gas puncture (pre-analytical, analytical, post analytical reporting)

Provides education, computer order entry, lung expansion, aerosol therapy, airway clearance medications

Sets up Non invasive therapy including oximetry, capnography, and lung mechanics measurement

Medical gas therapy that includes low/high flow oxygen, high humidity, and heliox therapy

Follows all infection control practices, universal precautions, and blood Bourne policies

PFT bedside tests, spontaneous parameters, EMR documentation, discharge planning.

Delivers on our Promise by always demonstrating excellent patient experience behaviors. Conveys compassion and respect for the patient/customer and co-worker. Consistently delivers the nursing 5 must haves to include: purposeful hourly rounding, using whiteboard as tool for patient communication, bedside shift report/handoff , "M" in the box - explanation about medication, no pass zone rule and AIDET. Consistent utilizes the other Mercy Health customer experience tools including 5 Foot/10 Foot rule, iCare and Caring Out Loud. (Note: Failure to perform satisfactorily in this essential function will block incumbent from a satisfactory performance evaluation rating.)


Required Minimum Education: Current student or recent graduate of Respiratory Therapy Program

Preferred Education: Bachelors Degree


Required: Graduate AMA RC Program or CRT from NBRC or Ohio issued RCP license or Ohio issued Limited Permit

BLS (required)

Preferred: ACLS, NRP, PALS certifications

Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:

Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
Prescription drug coverage
Flexible spending accounts
Life insurance w/AD&D
Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible
Paid time off
Educational Assistance
And much more

*Benefits offerings vary according to employment status

All 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 Employers, 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 %%medtech%%

Keywords: Mercy Health, Youngstown , Respiratory Therapist, Healthcare , Youngstown, Ohio

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