Registered Respiratory Therapist

SCL Health
Butte, MT
Post Date:
June 20, 2021
Job Status:






You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Respiratory Therapist.




Your compassion is tangible: patients feel it in the hand they hold. Families feel it in your prayers. Colleagues feel it in your support.




Youre equally comfortable with applying and executing ionizing radiation and providing excellent customer service.




Youre great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.










St. James Healthcare is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 98-bed hospital is the only full-service acute care facility in Butte, and were the largest hospital serving a seven-county area. Our mission is to bring health and hope to the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other. 




Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.








Together well align mission and careers, values and workplace. Well honor each others dignity and surpass the standards we set. Well encourage joy, demand safety and take pride in our integrity.




Well laugh at each others jokes (even the bad ones). Well hello and high five. Well celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.




Were proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.




Your day.




As a Respiratory Therapist, you need to know how to:



  • Ability to access, manage and update patient medical records through Hospital Electronic Medical Record Information System.
  • Reads prescription and reviews patient information to assess patient condition and determine requirements for treatment such as type and duration of therapy, and medication and dosages in order to assist the physician and flag the patients chart. 
  • Appropriate administration of all IV medication including the application of age specific competencies; implementation of technique and proper patient communication.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the use of IV Pumps.
  • Monitors patient's physiological responses to therapy such as vital signs and arterial blood gases.
  • Performs bronchopulmonary drainage and assists patient in performing breathing exercises.
  • Performs pulmonary function tests.
  • Assists physicians in bronchoscopy procedures.
  • Observes equipment function and adjusts equipment to obtain optimum results to therapy.
  • Consults with Physician in event of adverse reactions.
  • Inspects and tests respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment is functioning safely and efficiently. Orders repairs when needed.
  • Cleans and assembles equipment to ensure that equipment is available at all times.
  • Demonstrates competency to perform routine therapeutics and diagnostics on neonates, infants, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients such as: Patient assessment, oxygen administration, incentive spirometry, updraft aerosol, peak flows, IPPB, IPV, sputum inductions, suctioning, EKG, Holtor, and chest physiotherapy with knowledge and skill level commensurate of a RRT.
  • Administers the drugs used in CardioPulmonary Services at a skill level commensurate of RRT.



Your experience.




We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:



  • Associate's degree (A. A.) from two-year College or technical school; or a combination of education, experience, and Registry through the NBRC (National Board of Respiratory Care), required
  • B.S., preferred
  • RRT, Montana Licensure, required
  • Current BLS certification endorsed by the American Heart Association, required
  • ACLS, preferred
  • PALS, preferred



Your next move.




Now that you know more about being a Respiratory Therapist on our team we hope youll join us. At SCL Health youll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.




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