Certified Respiratory Therapist

SCL Health
Grand Junction, CO
Post Date:
November 18, 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.




You know when to move quickly. When to sit quietly. When to laugh loudly.




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. Marys Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 346-bed regional medical center is in Grand Junction, one of the most beautiful places on earth. 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:


Performs, interprets, and evaluates diagnostic testing procedures according to protocol. Obtains
arterial gases. Oversees and troubleshoots the operation of equipment for optimal patient care.
Initiates Respiratory Protocol according to department criteria. Initiates interventions based on the
interpretation of assessments.



  •  Administers medications in a timely and safe manner. Evaluates effect and re-evaluates appropriately and according to protocol. Ensures that progress of patient is communicated to staff,physicians and other departments.
  • Maintains awareness of assigned patients overall condition. Communicates and shares patient information with the physicians and nurses. Makes appropriate recommendations for patient care.
  • Recognizes the educational needs of patients and families in relation to health promotion and wellness. Teaches patients and families self care techniques and modalities.
  • Completes documentation according to departmental standards. Accurately documents productivity information. Monitors supplies and equipment and notifies appropriate person when supplies are low, out on loan or broken. Utilizes time effectively to achieve productivity standard, including utilizing low census time when patient load does not support full productivity.
  • Participates in quality and patient safety initiatives. Identifies potential areas for improvement including processes that could be streamlined or revised to improve patient satisfaction. Identifies potential safety hazards that may create problems for patients and/or staff, and takes appropriate actions. Participates in departmental meetings, contributing ideas or feedback.

Your experience.


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

  • Graduate of AMA approved program for Respiratory Therapy is required.
  • Current license for Certified Respiratory Therapy in the state of practice is required.
  • Valid Colorado Registered Respiratory Therapist license, required within 1 year of hire date.
  • Health Care Provider Life Support certification is required.
  • ACLS is required for critical care. Additional may be required for specialty areas (PALS, NALS, etc.)
  • One (1) year of acute or critical care experience is 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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