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SoutheastHEALTH Registered Respiratory Therapist in Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Registered Respiratory Therapist

Clinical Professional
Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Respiratory Therapy PRN



Night ShiftResponsible for the safe administration of Respiratory Care Services and procedures as ordered by physiciansBegin

  • Responsible for the safe administration of Respiratory Care Services and procedures as ordered by physicians

  • Maintains and cleans equipment used within the department

  • Participates in inservice activities to further staff development

  • Supervises respiratory therapy students

  • Makes clinical decisions whenever necessary

  • Takes an active role in Quality Improvement within the department

  • Exhibits competency in performing all of the procedures currently performed by the Respiratory Therapy Department in accordance with policies and procedures as outlined by the policy and procedure manuals

  • Must be able to consult with other hospital personnel and physicians appropriately

  • Proper communication with other Respiratory Care staff is essential

  • Is capable of performing appropriately with all of the following patient classifications: neonatal, pediatric, adult, and geriatric

  • Duties require interaction with different patient age groups, i.e., neonate, child, adolescents, adults, and the elderly, and requires recognition that different age groups require specialized attention or care

  • Will serve as lead therapist as requested

  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • NOTE: Responsible for performing special procedures, i.e. Bronchoscopies, Metabolic Cart Studies, Adult/Pediatric and Neonatal Ventilation Care as outlined by the policies and procedures. These practitioners will be responsible for these procedures only after individualized training and proved competency is completed


  • Must be a graduate of an AMA accredited Respiratory Care Program

  • Membership in the AARC is preferred

  • CPR certification is mandatory

  • MO State License is required as a Respiratory Care Practitioner

  • or a Respiratory Education Permit from the Missouri Board of Respiratory Care for up to 6 months post graduation date

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English