Respiratory Therapist

North Platte, Nebraska, United States


  • Direct Hire
  • 1
  • Never
  • <2 years
  • Green Card, US Citizen

Pay Details

Salary: $19.56-$24.86 Hour

Job Description

Great Plains Health

Schedule: 6:00 PM-6:30AM/(3) Nights a Week (No Weekends/Rotating Holidays)


Position Requirements:

  • Willing to Accept New Graduates
  • Current NE State License
  • BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP (through the American Heart Association) are required 
  • Certification through the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) is required Physical Demands
  • Stand and/or walk constantly. 
  • Sit frequently. 
  • Visual acuity, hearing and color discrimination within normal limits. 
  • Fine motor coordination within normal limits. 
  • Push and/or pull 20 pounds frequently. 
  • Lift 15 pounds frequently.
  • Carry supplies 10 pounds frequently.
  • Push and/or pull: Six cylinder oxygen cart 20# Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab and Respiratory Therapy
  • Four cylinder oxygen cart 10# Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab and Respiratory Therapy 
  • Computers on Wheels 6# push/8# pull Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab and Respiratory Therapy 
  • Crash Cart 6#push 10# pull Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab and Respiratory Therapy 
  • Patient in Wheel Chairs 20# or less Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab and Respiratory Therapy 
  • Air Dyne Bikes- lift /push and pull Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab and Respiratory Therapy 
  • Reach waist to shoulder constantly.
  • Grip and/or pinch within normal limits constantly.


Essential Functions:

  • The LRCP demonstrates the knowledge and skills needed to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served on his/her assigned areas, including an understanding of the principles of growth and development over the life span.
  • Assesses patient physical, psychological, social, spiritual, educational, developmental, cultural and discharge planning needs.
  • Reviews patient history and physical with patient/family and assures completion within appropriate timeframe.
  • Reviews available information obtained by other health care team members.
  • Reviews diagnostics and laboratory data and reports abnormal results to the physician(s) and other appropriate caregivers.
  • Completes respiratory assessment and reassessments according to patient need and as outlined in policy.
  • Formulates a plan of care, including the discharge plan, utilizing assessment data and patient, family and health team input.
  • Initiates a plan of care based on patient-specific needs, assessment data and the medical plan of care.
  • Goals for patient are realistic, measurable and developed in conjunction with the patient/family.
  • Considers the physical, cultural, psychosocial, spiritual, age specific and educational needs of the patient in the plan of are.
  • Plans care in collaboration with members of the multidisciplinary team.
  • Reviews and revises the respiratory plan of care to reflect changing patient needs based on evaluation of the patient's status.
  • Implements the respiratory plan of care through direct patient care, coordination, delegation and supervision of the activities of the health care team.
  • Provides care based on physician orders and the nursing plan of care, in compliance with policies and procedures, standards of care, and regulatory agency requirements.
  • Promotes continuity of care by accurately and completely communicating to other caregivers the status of patients for whom care is provided.
  • Evaluates the patient's and family's response to care and teaching, and revises the respiratory plan of care as needed.
  • Evaluates patient progress towards goals and expected outcomes in collaboration with other health care team members.
  • Evaluates patient's response and the effectiveness of patient teaching.
  • Documents assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation in the patient record.
  • Documentation is legible, timely and in accordance with policy.
  • Documentation reflects objective/subjective data, respiratory interventions and patient's response to treatment.
  • Notes physician orders accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Provides care based on the best evidence available and may participate in research activities within clinical practice.
  • Participates in unit or facility shared leadership.
  • Interacts and participates in the education, role development, and orientation of facility personnel, patients, students, families and visitors.
  • Promotes/supports growth of others through precepting and mentoring when appropriate.
  • Contributes to society through activities that lead to excellent patient outcomes through timely, effective, efficient, equitable, and safe care.
  • Actively participates in the improvement of national quality indicators and outcomes.
  • Such activities may include participating in professional organizations

Questions from the employer

You will need to answer the following questions when you apply to this job.

  • Does the candidate have a current NE State License?
  • Does the candidate have a BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP (through the American Heart Association)?
  • Does the candidate have a certification through the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) ?

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