Respiratory Therapist | Day-Evening

Allina Health

Allina Health

Plymouth, MN, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Number of Job Openings Available:


Date Posted:

January 03, 2024


31086500 WestHealth Emergency Department


Day/Evening (United States of America)

Shift Length:

12 hour shift

Hours Per Week:


Union Contract:


Weekend Rotation:

Every 3rd

Job Summary:

Assesses, diagnoses and treats patients suffering from cardiopulmonary respiratory disorders. Under the direction of a physician, educates patients and staff regarding chronic and acute pulmonary disorders, provides consultative services to area hospitals/agencies, and provides technical and educational support to nurses regarding respiratory procedures.

Key Position Details:

  • .9 (72 hours per 2-week schedule)
  • 7am-7pm Shifts
  • Every 3rd Weekend
  • Block Schedule
  • Rotating Holidays

Job Description:

Principle Responsibilities

  • Identifies opportunities to improve outcomes by utilization/recommendation of appropriate therapies or interventions.
  • Applies knowledge of approved protocols and clinical indications for interventions and routinely applies protocols to progress patients appropriately.
  • Communicates with the care team to ensure exchange of essential information.
  • Demonstrates competency with operation and troubleshooting of equipment used for therapy.
  • Provides for safe/effective management and monitoring of all forms of mechanical ventilation.
  • Provides mechanical ventilator support safely and effectively to meet objectives identified by the provider and/or protocols.
  • Demonstrates competency in operation and troubleshooting of ventilators.
  • Identifies best mode of ventilation and opportunities to optimize patient-ventilator interface, and makes recommendations to provider as appropriate.
  • Assess readiness to wean, recognizes failure to wean, and documents findings.
  • Provides invasive and non-invasive ventilation, ventilation during transport, manual resuscitation by bag/valve device, weaning assessment, respiratory mechanics and waveform analysis, non-traditional modes and techniques.
  • Manages airway appropriately to include positioning, securing, humidification selection and suctioning.
  • Negotiates decisions within own scope of practice and in the best interest of the patient.
  • Collaborates with nurses and providers to assure respiratory goals are not in conflict with other aspects of patient care.
  • Provides disease management education to patients and families.
  • Conducts diagnostic testing and analysis.
  • Completes necessary tests to assist in the medical management of the patient.
  • Demonstrates competency in technique and technology to meet standards.
  • Possesses clinical knowledge of interpretation of results and acts accordingly.
  • Complies with policy and procedure as well as processing of report.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Basic Job Requirements

  • Associate's or Vocational degree from an accredited Respiratory Care Program - Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)
  • Experience working in a critical care setting
  • Licensed Respiratory Therapist - MN Board of Medical Practice or Licensed Respiratory Therapist - WI Department of Safety & Professional Services as required by location of employment
  • BLS Tier 1 - Basic Life Support – Multisource
  • PEARS - Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition & Stabilization - Multisource required at sites providing pediatric care within 180 Days
  • PALS - Pediatric Advance Life Support - Multisource required at sites providing pediatric care within 180 Days
  • NRP - Neonatal Resuscitation - Multisource required at sites providing neonatal care within 180 Days
  • Credentialed by the National Board of Respiratory Care

Preferred Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a CoARC accredited Respiratory Care Program
  • 2 or more years as a Respiratory Therapist
  • ACLS/BLS Tier 2-Advanced Cardiac Life Support - Multisource preferred within 180 Days

Physical Demands

Medium Work*: Lifting weight Up to 32 lbs. occasionally (*Allina Safe Patient Moving Policy), Up to 25 lbs. frequently