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Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.
At Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals – careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart. Join us and discover why Modern Healthcare Magazine named us in its “Top 100 Places to Work.”
A Registered Respiratory Therapist’s (RRT’s) duties will include setting up and operating devices such as therapeutic gas administration apparatus and mechanical ventilators, providing emergency care, such as external cardiac massage, artificial respiration, or assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and maintaining charts that contain patient identification and therapy information. Works in accordance to the mission, vision, and values of Mercy.
A degree in respiratory therapy from an accredited program or college, RCP license in the state of Oklahoma, and National Registry designation by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) are required for consideration. Strong knowledge of pulmonary function and pulmonary rehabilitation and experience with respiratory equipment are the keys to success in this role
**Sign on Bonus Available up to $15,000**
$10,000 for 0-3 years of experience
$15,000 for 3+ years of experience
This is a Full Time Respiratory Therapist position with Mercy Fort Smith.
Education: Graudate of an AMA approved School for Respiratory Care with an Associate Degree preferred
Licensure: Must be licensed by the State of Arkansas to practice Respiratory Care (LRCP)
Experience: Must have a working knowledge of Respiratory Care inclucing Ventilator Management and Blood Gas Analysis
Certifications: Must be eligible to take or have passed the Registeration (RRT) exam given by the NBRC. Must be certified by the American Heart Association to provide CPR.
Other: Must be able to work with computers in a health care environment
Preferred Education: Bachelor Degree
Preferred Experience: Previous experience working in Respiratory Care in the hospital enviroment
Preferred Certifications: PALS ACLS NRP
Preferred Other: Advanced Computer Skills Ability to learn and work with computerized equipment and patient care applications.
We Offer Great Benefits:
Day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds are just a few of the great benefits offered to eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!
We’re bringing to life a healing ministry through compassionate care.
At Mercy, our supportive community will be behind you every step of your day, especially the tough ones. As a Mercy Respiratory Therapist you will have opportunities to pioneer new models of care and transform the health care experience through advanced technology and innovative procedures. We’re expanding to help our communities grow. Join us as a Respiratory Therapist and be a part of it all.
What Makes You a Good Match for Mercy?
Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and unafraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a good fit for you, we encourage you to apply.
Mercy has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.
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