Certified Respiratory Therapist, Respiratory Therapy, Resurrection Medical Center:
Presence Health

Presence Health
Chicago Illinois

Requisition ID: 47305

Location: Presence Resurrection Med

Location Address:
7435 West Talcott, Chicago, IL  60631 United States (US)


Daily Hours: 8
Standard Hours: 36
Employment Status: Full-time 
Employment Type: Regular 
Shift: Night



The Respiratory Care Practitioner provides Respiratory Care modalities to patients as ordered by physicians, including but not limited to the administration of respiratory related medications, oxygen and humidity therapies, airway clearance therapy, invasive and non-invasive ventilation, etc., in accordance to established policy and procedure and based on accepted national standards, practices and regulatory requirements.



  1. Administers various respiratory care modalities as ordered by physicians. Conducts pre and post modality assessment through direct contact and chart review. Performs appropriate respiratory assessment; interpretes clinical data; evaluates patient breathing effort, ventilatory pattern, and use of accessory muscles to develop plan of care based on this assessment.


  2. Develops, administers, evaluates, and modifies plan of care using evidence-based medicine, protocols, clinical practice guidelines and data. Performs and interpretes blood gases, analyzing invasive and non-invasive ventilation and clinical data. Assists in bedside procedures such as broncoscopy, intubation, tracheostomy, and thoracic procedures.  May perform trach changes or arterial line insertions by order of a physician.


  3. Ensures proper selection, assembly, use, and cleaning or disposal of equipment and/or supplies used in the delivery of respiratory services in accordance with infection control practices and based on department policy. Recognizes and rectifies equipment malfunction.


  4. Communicates effectively with physicians and other providers regarding evaluation of need for therapy and therapeutic outcomes, including recommending alternatives to prescribed therapeutic modalities. Recognizes and responds to modality-related complications and communicates as such with team members.


  5. Assists with care, sterilization, and maintenance of department equipment and supplies. Maintains appropriate stock levels of supplies or communicates with appropirate personnel. Orders medication as directed.  Communicates with the Supervisor/Charge RT and biomedical engineering department of malfuncting equipment. Acts as steward of resources.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Education and/or Experience                                                             

Graduate of approved Respiratory Care Program required. Six months of clinical, hospital based experience required.


Computer Skills                                                         

Proficient in Microsoft Office software and electronic medical record experience preferred.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

NBRC credentialed CRT.  BLS and IL state license required. Current CPR certification.

Business Unit: Presence Resurrection Med Cntr
Department Name: Respiratory Therapy RMC

Basic Qualifications