Registered Respiratory Therapist Acute PRN

SCL Health
Billings, MT
Post Date:
August 07, 2022
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. Vincent Healthcare is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 286-bed level II trauma center has provided care in Montana and the surrounding area since 1898, and our 30-clinic network ensures community needs are met. We offer comprehensive, specialty care, including a hospital within a hospital specifically for children, and are proud to extend SCL Healths missions by treating the poor, the vulnerable, our community 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:



  • Work collaboratively with the Respiratory Therapy manager, supervisor and lead staff, who oversee and coordinate patient care provided by the Respiratory Therapy department.
  • Be accountable for carrying out all respiratory care ordered by physicians according to approved policies, procedures and guidelines, and will keeps abreast of any changes by attending department staff meetings and huddles.
  • Operate, maintain, and monitor a wide variety of equipment including ventilators and those that are involved in the administration of prescribed gases and inhaled medication.  
  • Perform arterial punctures, arterial line sampling and operate POC ABG instruments.
  • Act as a clinical resource to nursing staff by assisting with decision-making, assessment, treatment and documentation of respiratory care
  • Review patients chart and obtains history for pertinent information before each therapy or procedure.
  • Perform accurate patient assessment and orders appropriate therapies based on the Respiratory Therapy Evaluation and Treatment protocol.
  • Document patient assessments, care plans, therapies, procedures, medications, equipment setup and supply charges, time outs for procedures and critical values.
  • Ensure physicians orders are in EMR and that verbal orders are written per hospital policy.



Your experience.




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



  • Certification by National Board of Respiratory Care Program and ability to successfully pass the Registry examination, required within six (6) months of hire
  • Current licensure by Montana Board of Respiratory Care, required
  • Current BLS certification endorsed by the American Heart Association, required
  • Ability to obtain PALS, ACLS & NRP certifications, required within six (6) months of hire



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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