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Graduate or Registered Respiratory Therapist – CoxHealth

***Candidates may be eligible for a sign on bonus***


  • Job Summary
    • The Graduate Respiratory Therapist is a member of the health care team who has completed a CoArc approved Registered Respiratory Therapy program. The Graduate Respiratory Therapist may be in this position for up to 180 days. The Graduate Therapist must obtain and move to the Registered Respiratory Therapist position by the 181st day, or employment is terminated. The Graduate Respiratory Therapist may perform care in all areas of the hospital. This care is to include medicated and non-medicated therapy, invasive and non-invasive ventilation, application and titration of oxygen therapy, pulmonary diagnostic testing and arterial blood gas performance and analysis. The Graduate Respiratory Therapist assesses the patient to assist in formulation of a respiratory care plan. The Graduate Respiratory Therapist will respond to emergent clinical needs throughout the facility.
  • Job Requirements
    • Education
      • Required: Graduate of an CoARC accredited Respiratory Program
      • Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
    • Experience
      • No prior experience required
    • Skills
      • Provides care as appropriate to age of population served.
      • Proficient in safely providing all routine and emergent respiratory modalities.
      • Able to assess patients and provide patient care per protocol.
      • Provide accurate and appropriate electronic documentation.
      • Provide accurate and appropriate education to patients, students and new staff.
      • Possesses assessment and critical thinking skills.
      • Possesses in depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
      • Adheres to infection prevention practices and facility safety policies and procedures.
    • Licensure/Certification/Registration
      • Current Education Permit or Missouri State License for Respiratory. Must pass the RRT boards within 180 days.
      • Must obtain BLS within 90 days of hire

Additional Information

***Candidates may be eligible for a sign on bonus***

Job Perks & Benefits:

Tuition reimbursement up to $1,200 per year


Retirement with employer match

On-site daycare with extended hours, holidays and weekends

On-site fitness facilities

Pharmacy delivery to your department

On-site Employee Health services

1906 Employee Store

20% tuition discount on most classes at Cox College

Cafeteria discount

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