Graduate Respiratory Therapist – Sanford USD Medical Center – FT

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Facility: Central Patient Building

Location: Sioux Falls, SD

Address: 1305 W 18th St, Sioux Falls, SD 57105, USA

Shift: Varies

Job Schedule: Full time

Weekly Hours: 38. 00

Starting Rate: $25.00

Pay Info: Sign On Bonus $10,000/2 year commitment or $15,000/3 year commitment

Job Summary

The scope of work for a Respiratory Therapist includes assessment, therapeutic intervention and education for patients with cardiopulmonary disorders or associated complications. Respiratory therapists assess individuals to prevent, detect, monitor and manage disease and complications. Respiratory therapists provide therapeutic interventions to directly impact cardiopulmonary health as well as overall health status according to established goals and interdisciplinary care plans. Respiratory therapists provide education to promote preventative care, self-management, enhanced cardiopulmonary health and quality of life. Performs regular assessments of patients and the equipment they are using in order to adjust therapy. Collect and/or analyzes patients' blood and other specimens to determine levels of oxygen, carbon dioxide and other gases. Measures the patient's lung capacity to determine if there are any impairments. Offers diagnosis results and treatment suggestions based on the analysis of the patient.

Qualifications

Must be a registry eligible graduate of an approved program of Respiratory Care. Must fulfill annual continuing education requirements of the department. Must complete orientations, competency validations, and other in-services as required by the department.

Unofficial transcripts from an approved school and a letter from the Program Director required prior to employment.

Must obtain/have the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) credential per state licensure requirements. Must obtain the Registered Respiratory Therapist credential within six months of hire.

Must maintain a valid or Temporary Permit to practice in Respiratory Care in state(s) of practice. Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) is required. Must obtain site specific specialty credential(s) such as Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), etc.

Benefits

Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, sick leave and paid time off. To review your benefit eligibility, visit https://sanfordhealth.jobs/benefits .

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to talent@sanfordhealth.org .

Sanford Health has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Job Function: Allied Health

Req Number: R-81427

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