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    Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Youngstown

    Mercy Health
    Youngstown, OH 44501
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    Job Description

    RequisitionR041897MarketYoungstown, OHDepartmentRespiratory Therapy - St. ElizabethShiftDays/AfternoonsSchedulePart-time

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    The Registered Respiratory Therapist is responsible for providing complex respiratory services throughout the health care center including, but not limited to procedures utilized in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory disease and/or illness, ventilator management, blood gas collection and analysis, airway management, treatment protocols, etc. The RRT works collaboratively with the CRTT and acts as a resource for them. They also work collaboratively with different disciplines throughout the health care center to deliver high quality respiratory services. Cares for all age groups - birth and above




    Graduate from a 2 or 4 year AMA-approved Respiratory Care program

    Required to get Bachelor's Degree with in three years of hire

    Registered Respiratory Therapist through the National Board for Respiratory Care

    Licensed RCP in the state of Ohio



    Previous Respiratory Care experience

    Bachelors of science

    Computer literacy


    Maintains required amount of CEU's for licenser.

    Maintains current license

    Maintains required health screens

    Maintains current BLS, ACLS, PALS

    Attends mandatory education program


    Knowledge and skill required to perform the job responsibilities for both technical and dimensional content.

    Has in-depth knowledge of specialized technical or administrative field, or a broad working knowledge of a professional field

    Analyzes and interprets complicated information.

    Determines a course of action based on general guidelines.

    May modify existing forms, procedures, or methods.

    May use highly sophisticated equipment requiring extensive training.


    The degree to which judgment and analysis must be exercised in planning, investigating issues, and evaluating alternative solutions to the challenges posed by the job. Deals with the nature of the decisions, the variety of problems, and how decisions are made in context of the typical requirements of the job.

    Makes decisions based on policy and/or consultation with coworkers/team members.

    Requires judgment in selection of alternative courses of action.

    May adapt standard principles to new or changed conditions.

    Solutions generally based on past precedent with some risk-taking involved in developing new approach


    The potential impact of actions on results of HM Health Services and the job's accountability for achieving results.

    Impacts multiple work areas on a day-to-day basis.

    Provides information regularly to decision-making process.

    Has little or no responsibility for committing resources (financial or staff) in work area(s), but performs analysis and makes recommendations.


    The nature and frequency of interpersonal human relations skills required by the job. The extent to which the job requires cooperation and tact in meeting or influencing others by phone, correspondence, or personal contact.

    Provides team leadership by assisting and training others.

    Responds to non-routine and detailed inquiries from others who may not be knowledgeable in subject area.

    Requires understanding others' expectations/perspectives to collaborate and reach consensus on solutions.


    1. Performs various Therapeutic and Diagnostic procedures on in and out patients

    Conducts Physician prescribed treatments ex. aerosol, IPPB, SMI, CO2, USN

    Performs Chest Physical Therapy ex. Percussion, Postural Drainage, and Vibration

    Administers prescribed medical gases

    Initiates, maintains, and monitors mechanical ventilators

    Intubates & maintains a patent airway ex. suctioning, bag-mask ventilation, etc.

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

    Performs Arterial Blood Gas puncture

    Collects blood samples from arterial lines for blood gas analysis

    Performs whole blood analysis for Blood Gas determination. Provides routine quality control of ABG

    analyzer and basic troubleshooting as necessary

    Responds to all emergency situations/codes immediately and assures the adequate maintenance of ventilation during CPR

    Responds to high risk deliveries

    Set ups and monitors Pneumogram and Multi Pneumogram studies

    Assists with Bronchoscopies and Swallow Studies

    Participates in the development of clinical pathways

    Attends ITC's and offers complete and concise information about the patient's Respiratory status

    A. As Assigned

    Performs Pulmonary Function Studies

    Assists with Cardio-Pulmonary Stress tests, Cold-Air Challenges, And Desaturation Studies

    Responsible for implementing the education and exercise program for Pulmonary patients in Rehab

    Runs and operates the Diagnostic Sleep Lab

    2. Quality of work

    Reviews a patient's chart for appropriate order and assesses the patient's status, reassess when necessary.

    Records pertinent information on the patient's chart and documents on the education notes. Provides

    patient and family with information and does follow-ups

    Demonstrates a complete understanding of all policies and procedures

    Performs computer order/entry functions as required

    Properly takes down discontinued equipment and follows proper cleaning protocol and reassembles

    equipment after clean

    Assesses maintenance needs, initiates maintenance requisitions to repair equipment, furniture etc.

    Inventories department and determines supply need. Conveys needs to appropriate personnel

    Direct Care - Physical Demands

    Occasional - 1 to 33% of workday

    Frequent - 34 to 66% of workday

    Constant - 67 - 100% of workday

    Not at all - 0% of workday


    Sitting, Unilateral Vertical Reach 36-72"; Bed-cart transfer with 200# person and assist of one with sheet; Lift 0-50#, 6-36" from floor; climbing stairs; operating machines (2hand(s)), operating machines 2foot/feet).


    Standing, walking 2.3 mph, 0 incline; unilateral horizontal reach 0-18"; bilateral carry, 30', 27#; push/pull 100', 19ft lbs; hold 200# patient sidelying while doing procedure x 2 minutes; roll 200# patient away/toward self; transfer 105# person chair-chair 5x/hr with gait belt; move 200# person up in bed with assist of one and sheet; lift 0-30#, 6"-36" from floor; lift 0-20# 36"-48" from floor; lift 0-20# 6"-72" from floor.


    Bilateral fine motor manipulation; functional near, far, color vision aided or unaided; functional hearing aided or unaided; functional verbal communication skills; working overtime as assigned to meet operational/patient care demands.

    Not at All

    Climbing ladders; working from heights; crawling; kneeling; running

    Category I job classification - MH employees who have jobs with tasks that routinely involve exposure or potential exposure to blood, body fluids, tissues and/or used sharps.

    Job Hazard Risks:


    Infectious Disease Exposure

    Hazard Materials Exposure (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical)

    Workplace Violence Potential

    MercyHealth is an equal opportunity employer.

    We'll also reward your hard work with:
    • Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
    • Prescription drug coverage
    • Flexible spending accounts
    • Life insurance w/AD&D
    • An employer-matched 403(b) for those who qualify.
    • Paid time off
    • Educational Assistance
    • And much more
    Scheduled Weekly Hours:


    Work Shift:



    Respiratory Therapy - St. Elizabeth

    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 forMercy Health - Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours - Ashland, Kentucky; Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia,which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please 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

    Posting ID: 562013859Posted: 2020-07-14