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’re equally comfortable with applying and executing ionizing radiation and providing excellent customer service.
You’re 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. James Healthcare is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 98-bed hospital is the only full-service acute care facility in Butte, and we’re the largest hospital serving a seven-county area. 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, we’ve 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 we’ll align mission and careers, values and workplace. We’ll honor each other’s dignity and surpass the standards we set. We’ll encourage joy, demand safety and take pride in our integrity.
We’ll laugh at each other’s jokes (even the bad ones). We’ll hello and high five. We’ll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.
We’re proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.
As a Respiratory Therapist, you need to know how to:
Ability to access, manage and update patient medical records through Hospital Electronic Medical Record Information System.
Reads prescription and reviews patient information to assess patient condition and determine requirements for treatment such as type and duration of therapy, and medication and dosages in order to assist the physician and flag the patient’s chart.
Appropriate administration of all IV medication including the application of age specific competencies; implementation of technique and proper patient communication.
Demonstrates proficiency in the use of IV Pumps.
Monitors patient's physiological responses to therapy such as vital signs and arterial blood gases.
Performs bronchopulmonary drainage and assists patient in performing breathing exercises.
Performs pulmonary function tests.
Assists physicians in bronchoscopy procedures.
Observes equipment function and adjusts equipment to obtain optimum results to therapy.
Consults with Physician in event of adverse reactions.
Inspects and tests respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment is functioning safely and efficiently. Orders repairs when needed.
Cleans and assembles equipment to ensure that equipment is available at all times.
Demonstrates competency to perform routine therapeutics and diagnostics on neonates, infants, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients such as: Patient assessment, oxygen administration, incentive spirometry, updraft aerosol, peak flows, IPPB, IPV, sputum inductions, suctioning, EKG, Holtor, and chest physiotherapy with knowledge and skill level commensurate of a RRT.
Administers the drugs used in CardioPulmonary Services at a skill level commensurate of RRT.
We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:
Associate's degree (A. A.) from two-year College or technical school; or a combination of education, experience, and Registry through the NBRC (National Board of Respiratory Care), required
RRT, Montana Licensure, required
Current BLS certification endorsed by the American Heart Association, required
Your next move.
Now that you know more about being a Respiratory Therapist on our team we hope you’ll join us. At SCL Health you’ll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.
Internal Number: 20009092
About SCL Health
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to improving the health of the people and communities we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. Founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth in 1864, our $2.8 billion health network provides comprehensive, coordinated care through eight hospitals, more than 150 physician clinics, and home health, hospice, mental health and safety-net services primarily in Colorado and Montana.