Respiratory Therapist

Mercy Health Paducah , KY 42003

Posted 2 days ago

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Job Summary:

Performs routine and advanced therapeutic and diagnostic procedures as outlined by the AARC, NBRC, KBRC, Infection Control, department policy and procedure manual. Proficient in all modalities of the hospital including critical medicine, ventilator management and arterial blood gas testing. Adheres to the mission and values of Lourdes involving customer service.

Job Functions:

Performs assessment and therapeutic modalities for patients of all ages as prescribed by physician utilizing standards set by AARC and department policy and procedures.

Demonstrates proficiency in all areas of critical care including assessing and recognition of abnormalities and documentation of notifying the physician.

Responds to all emergency situations such as Rapid Response Team alerts, codes in a timely and professional manner.

Correctly sets up and maintains necessary equipment utilized by respiratory care. Acts as a resource for other staff members to assure appropriate care is delivered

Assures the appropriate information exchange "hand off" during shift change report. Assures appropriate documentation of all therapies and diagnostic procedures.

Successfully completes annual competencies and hospital based modules on line as required.

Accepts and performs additional assignments in a positive and professional manner

Complies with and is knowledgeable of hospital and department policies and procedures. Participates in hospital and department performance improvement initiatives.

Utilizes computer system as needed for information and maintains customer rights such as confidentiality, privacy, safety, etc.

Adapts easily to changes in the work assignments and environment


Associate Degree in Respiratory Therapy

Maintains NBRC and KBRC


Mercy Health is an equal opportunity employer.

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

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Work Shift:

Days/Nights (United States of America)


Respiratory Therapy

  • Lourdes

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 Employer, 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

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