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Student Respiratory Therapist Respiratory Care St. Rita's Medical Center PRN

Requisition R024270 Market Lima, OH Department Respiratory Therapy - St. Rita's Shift All Schedule Part-time

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Must have a Limited Permit in the Sate of Ohio. Performs any/all Verified by education, diagnostic, therapeutic, prophylactic and
emergency care to all age groups under the supervision of a licensed respiratory care professional in accordance with the Ohio
Respiratory Care Laws and Rules. The Limited Permit Holder can only perform duties in this job description after obtaining validation
by the State of Ohio on their Verification of Education form and by completing the department orientation checklist.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients assigned. To include growth
and development over the life span and the ability to assess and interpret data reflective of the patients status and provide care as
indicated according to department policies and procedures.
2. Performs and instruct any validated Respiratory Care procedures in accordance with the departments policy and procedure
manual, based on clinical practice guidelines from the American Association for Respiratory Care and other clinical practice
guidelines. Limited Permit holders can only perform the following if validated by the State of Ohio on their Verification of Education
form and completing the department orientation checklist.
3. Apply, monitor, records the results, and instruct in the use of medical gases and instruct on the equipment for administering
medical gases.
4. Administers aerosolized medications and aerosolized humidification, and monitor and record the results.
5. Performs and instruct on bronchial pulmonary hygiene therapy, such as: PD&P, PEP therapy, Acapella therapy, suctioning and
sampling of sputum for lab results.
6. Performs and instruct on volume expansion therapy, such as: EZPAP therapy
7. Apply mechanical ventilation and NIPPV, evaluating and recording results of mechanical ventilation and NIPPV.
8. Apply airway appartuses, maintain, & instruct on airway management.
9. Obtain arterial or other blood samples for analyzing. Analylize and records/report blood and gas results.
10. Performs all diagnostic studies to include peak flow monitoring, pulse oximetry, bedside spiromerty, & pneumograms.
11. Formulates an appropriate Respiratory Care plan based upon patient assessment and communicate to the healthcare team.
12. Actively participates in departmental quality assurance and hospital-wide organizational performance improvement activities
13. Code team member, taruma team, and rapid response team member. Holds certification in basic life support, NRP, PALS, and
14. Care of an infant post delivery (only RCPs with NRP training)
15. Must be responsible for all information discussed at department meetings.

-- Current Ohio Board of Respiratory Care limited permit to practice, with Verification of Education form from the Ohio Respiratory
Care Board
-- BLS certification by the AHA

Equipment Used

  • Computer, monitor and printer
  • Copier
  • Workstation on wheels
  • Mechanical ventilators
  • BiPAP machines
  • CPAP machines
  • IPPB machines
  • Continuous pulse oximeters
  • Oxygen and Heliox cylinders
  • High flow oxygen therapy units

Physical Requirements/Hazards

Lift 0-50 lbs.


Carry 0-50 lbs.


Push 0-80 lbs.

Standing 20%

Pull 0-80 lbs.

Stoop, Kneel




Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)

Use of Latex Gloves

Perform shift work

Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents

Maneuver weight of patients

Hear alarms/telephone/tape recorder

Exposure to dust/fumes

Reach above shoulder

Exposure to potential electrical shock

Exposure to x ray/electromagnetic energy

Finger Dexterity

Exposure to high pitched noises

Exposure to communicable diseases

Blood born pathogen exposure

Acuity – near

Gaseous risk exposure

Depth perception

On Call

Mercy Health 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. Rita's

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