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Catholic Health Initiatives Respiratory Care Tech in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Respiratory Care Tech

CHI Health Mercy Council BluffsCouncil Bluffs, Iowa

Requisition ID 2021-201193 Employment Type PRN Department Respiratory Therapy Hours/Pay Period 0 Shift Day Weekly Schedule 0645-1845 or 1500-2200 M-Sun every other weekend Remote No Category Therapy


Your time at work should be fulfilling. Rewarding. Inspiring. That’s what you’ll find when you join one of our non-profit CHI facilities across the nation. You’ll find challenging, rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we’ll create healthier, stronger communities.

What sets us apart from other healthcare organizations? How much time do you have? In short, it all starts with our current employees. They believe in living our mission to provide compassion to everyone. We, in turn, believe that growing and supporting our people allows us to deliver a higher degree of quality care to our patients. CHI advocates for all who live in the communities we serve, especially the most vulnerable. Choose an organization who will champion your talents and nurture your career. Choose CHI!


Our patients breathe easy when it comes to respiratory care. See what we did there? Our Respiratory Care Techs play an important role in assisting our Respiratory Therapists. Assisting in the care of our patients to ensure they are getting the best care is a huge role in what you will do. This is a great start to what you will be doing in the future as you continue to make your way through the Respiratory program!

What you’ll do:

  • Administers therapy according to physician orders as applicable to above.

  • Sets up and operates various types of therapeutic equipment as applicable to above.

  • Performs or assists in all aspects of airway management as applicable to above.

  • Disassembles, cleans, and/or delivers contaminated equipment to be sterilized for re-use.

  • Responds to and assists in all Code Blue’s in the hospital on assigned shift.

  • Assists with on call.

  • Performs routine and stat EKGs.

  • Enter charges in the computer for billing purposes.


What you’ll need:


Current enrollment in an accredited Respiratory therapy program.

BLS or BLS instructor certification is required upon hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include the following: American Red Cross: CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, American Safety and Health Institute: CPR, PRO, must say “Professional Level-with AED”, and American Heart Association: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.



Equal Opportunity

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a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for

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identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status,

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External hires must pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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