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Respiratory Therapist Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Boardman

Mercy Health
Youngstown, OH 44503
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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 CEUs 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 jobs 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 andmakes 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 ventilatory 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 ITCs and offers complete and concise information about the patients 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 patients chart for appropriate order and assesses the patients status, reassess when necessary.

Records pertinent information on the patients 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

MercyHealth is an equal opportunity employer.

Well also reward your hard work with:

  • Great health, 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
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • And a lot more

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Work Shift:

All (United States of America)


Respiratory Care

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 youd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health Youngstown, which is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, please email recruitment@mercy.com. 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 recruitment@mercy.com.

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