Respiratory Therapist I

  • Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Allied Health
  • Varied Shifts
  • Call/Registry/Per Diem
  • Req #: 19592

About Sinai Chicago

Located on Chicago’s West and Southwest Side, Sinai Chicago is comprised of Mount Sinai Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital, Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital, Sinai Children’s Hospital, Sinai Community Institute, Sinai Medical Group, and Sinai Urban Health Institute.
The entities of Sinai Chicago collectively deliver a full range of quality inpatient and outpatient services, as well as a large number of innovative, community-based health, research and social service programs. We focus our collective depth of expertise and passion to improve the health of the 1.5 million people who live in our diverse service area. With our team of dedicated caregivers, Sinai Chicago is committed to building stronger, healthier communities.

A partner with the Jewish United Fund in serving our community

General Summary

To provide basic and advanced respiratory care to all patient populations to include pediatric, neonate ,and adults in the form of diagnostic modalities, pulmonary disease prevention, application of invasive and noninvasive therapeutic modalities and patient assessment and facilitation of appropriate care, and specializing in critical care.

Essential Functions

Meets patient's goals and needs and provides quality care by conducting pulmonary function tests; assessing and interpreting evaluations and test results; determining respiratory therapy treatment plans in consultation with physicians and by prescription.

Helps patient accomplish treatment plan and supports life by administering inhalants; operating mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control systems, and aerosol generators

Administers respiratory therapy treatments by performing bronchopulmonary drainage; assisting with breathing exercises; monitoring physiological responses to therapy, such as vital signs, arterial blood gases, and blood chemistry changes.

Evaluates effects of respiratory therapy treatment plan by observing, noting, and evaluating patient's progress; recommending adjustments and modifications.

Assures continuation of therapeutic plan following discharge by instructing patients, families, and caregivers in home care; recommending and/or providing assistive equipment

Provide Respiratory support for Internal and External patient transport as needed under the direction of a physician.

Maintains patient confidence and protects hospital operations by keeping information confidential.

Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.

Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs.

Minimum Requirements

Associates Degree or equivalent from a two-year AMA approved school for Respiratory Care required; Bachelors Degree in Respiratory Care preferred

Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) and licensure by the State of Illinois as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) required.

Must obtain second level NBRC credential such as Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), Certified Respiratory Therapist – Neonatal/Pediatric Specialty (CRT-NPS) or Registered Respiratory Therapist – Neonatal/Pediatric Specialty (RRT-NPS) within one year of employment. Please consult NBRC website for complete list of credentials.

BLS required; ACLS, PALS & NRP required within one year of hire

Additional Information

min $34.50  




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