Respiratory Therapist - Respiratory Care - PRN - As NeededMercy Medical Center, Dubuque, IA
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Mercy Medical Center is a not for profit Catholic hospital serving the tri-state area of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin since 1879. Mercy – Dubuque has 263 beds while Mercy – Dyersville is a critical access hospital with 25 beds and a 40-bed nursing home.
Mercy offers a full range of acute care services, including invasive cardiology and open-heart surgery, Level II trauma center, Level II regional neonatal intensive care unit, general and orthopaedic surgery, psychiatric services and inpatient physical rehabilitation. Mercy also operates two hospital-based skilled nursing units, extensive outpatient rehabilitation services, home health care, retail pharmacy and a wide range of outpatient, community and business services. Mercy’s 1,300 full- and part-time employees and medical staff of 230 care for more than 56,000 inpatients and outpatients each year.
The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and achieved Magnet designation, the gold standard of patient care, in 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet hospital in 2009.
Mercy Medical Center is a member of Mercy Health Network in Iowa and is a Ministry Organization of Trinity Health based in Novi, Michigan.
Mercy is an organization that values and encourages diversity. To learn more about Mercy and its opportunities for employment, please see the postings listed on this site or visit our website at www.mercydubuque.com.
The registered respiratory therapist is responsible for providing basic and advanced Respiratory Care services to neonatal, pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients in a manner that is consistent with the philosophy, objectives, standards of care, and procedures of Respiratory Care Services. The registered respiratory therapist plans, implements, and evaluates the effectiveness of Respiratory Care. In addition, the registered respiratory therapist is expected to serve as a resource to physicians, peers, and customers and participate in orientation, in-service education, departmental quality assurance activities, and staff leadership roles within Respiratory Care Services. The registered respiratory therapist assumes direction for Respiratory Care activities in absence of the Respiratory Care Director/Coordinator.
The candidate will be a Registered Respiratory therapist holding Iowa license to practice. Must be a graduate of an accredited Respiratory Therapy Program. Must be registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care. Experience in another health care setting desirable, with critical care experience preferred.
Maintain current BLS, NRP, and Mandatory Reporter certification.
The PRN has no budgeted hours. The candidate will be required to work a minimum of 96 hours per year, 1 weekend, 1 holiday, 1 holiday call, and participate in seasonal weekend call rotation. The candidate must possess the critical thinking skills to be able to work independently and as part of a team.