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Trinity Health Respiratory Therapist - PT in Dubuque, Iowa

Employment Type:

Part time


Rotating Shift


06-1200 or 1400-2000 6hr shifts/ 48 hrs/payperiod. Every third weekend and rotating holidays. Overnight call also required every pay period for 8 hours


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.


Your best life. Our one purpose.

At MercyOne, we own our actions to achieve our larger goals. We invest in great people and ask that you make each experience your responsibility.

What we offer:

We care about your well-being, both physical and mental, which is why our benefit package includes:

  • Wellness programs

  • Education reimbursement

  • Personalized health insurance plans including dental and vision.

  • Paid time off.

  • Long- and short-term leave

  • Retirement planning

  • Life insurance coverage

What you will do:

  • Consults with and assists physicians and nurses with respiratory care plan for patients and facilitates the implementation of physician orders.

  • Assess patients and evaluates appropriateness and quality of respiratory care of individual patients for the purpose of making necessary modifications and adjustments of care plan and equipment use.

  • Reviews, collects, and evaluates relevant clinical data.

  • Communicates changes in the respiratory care plan with other healthcare team members.

  • Provides effective education to patients, students, co-workers, and other members of the healthcare team as appropriate.

  • Participates in orientation of new staff members.

  • Performs both fundamental and advanced diagnostic procedures including oximetry measurement, capnography, arterial puncture, mechanical ventilation waveform analysis, and pulmonary function testing.

  • Performs emergency and acute respiratory care procedures in accordance with evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, and departmental and hospital policies and procedures.

  • Actively participates in departmental quality assurance and hospital-wide organizational performance improvement activities.

  • Maintains clinical and professional competency based upon established standards of practice.

  • Responsible for assembling, checking, cleaning, and correcting malfunctions on respiratory care equipment including, but not limited to mechanical ventilators, CPAP generators, non-invasive positive pressure ventilation devices, oxygen administration equipment, positive pressure breathing machines, aerosol delivery devices, and diagnostic equipment.

  • Responds to emergency situations and assumes responsibility for airway management and ventilation and performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

  • Delivers and assesses efficacy of medicated aerosol therapy and oxygen therapy.

  • Performs pulmonary hygiene, including airway care, suctioning, and chest physiotherapy.

  • Documents in the patient’s medical record and completes required departmental documentation.

  • Adheres to the principles of caring and expected behaviors outlined in Mercy Medical Center's Model of Caring and Trinity Health's Code of Conduct, fostering a climate where all customers are treated in a manner consistent with Mercy Medical Center's Mission and Values.

  • Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, Trinity Health’s Organizational Integrity Program, Standards of Conduct, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and professional behavior.

  • Performs other duties consistent with purpose of job as directed.

What we are looking for:

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited Respiratory Therapy Program.

  • Must be registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care or within six months of hire.

  • Must be licensed as an RCP in the State of Iowa.

  • Experience in another health care setting desirable, with critical care experience preferred.

  • Maintain current BLS, NRP, and Mandatory Reporter certification.

  • Child and Dependent Adult Abuse Mandatory Reporter Training is required within 6 months of hire and every 5 years thereafter.

  • Must demonstrate the ability to exercise professional judgment in dealing with patients, physicians, and other healthcare team members.

  • Must be competent and thorough in performing job functions to all age groups.

  • Must display satisfactory customer relation skills consistent with Mercy mission, values, and expectations.

  • Must display behavior consistent with Respiratory Care Services Citizenship Standards.

  • Must effectively utilize verbal and written communication skills.

  • Must be able to organize, prioritize, and function in an environment with multiple stress factors.

  • Must be able to use a computer for documentation and other relevant activities.

  • Assigned hours within your shift, starting time, or days of work are subject to change based on the changing needs of the department and/or the organization.

MercyOne Eastern Iowa provides exceptional, personalized care to Dubuque, Dyersville, Elkader, Clinton and surrounding areas providing more than 300 licensed beds. MercyOne Eastern Iowa operates four medical centers in Dubuque, Elkader, Dyersville and Clinton. Our facility in Clinton has branches in Fulton ( specializing in family medicine and Savanna Home Health & Hospice Care based in Illinois.

  • MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center (

  • MercyOne Dyersville Medical Center

  • MercyOne Elkader Medical Center (

  • MercyOne Clinton Medical Center

With a history dating back more than 130 years, MercyOne Eastern Iowa has grown through expansions, acquisitions and consolidations to help provide exceptional, personalized care to our communities. Our four medical centers employ over 2,000 colleagues and medical staff improving access and creating an even higher level of care coordination to benefit patients and communities throughout the region.

Our Mission:

We, Trinity Health, serve together in the spirit of the gospel, as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities.

Our Core Values:

  • Reverence

  • Commitment to Those Who are Poor

  • Safety

  • Justice

  • Stewardship

  • Integrity

Our Vision:

  • We will be the most trusted health partner for life.

Our Actions:

As a Trinity Health colleague, I will:

  • Listen to understand.

  • Learn continuously.

  • Keep it simple.

  • Create solutions.

  • Deliver outstanding service.

  • Own and speak up for safety

  • Expect, embrace and initiate change.

  • Demonstrate exceptional teamwork.

  • Trust and assume good intentions.

  • Hold myself and others accountable for results.

  • Communicate directly with respect and honesty.

  • Serve every person with empathy, dignity and compassion.

  • Champion diversity, equity and inclusion.

Our Promise:

  • We Listen.

  • We Partner.

  • We Make it Easy.

MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center and all its affiliates are proud to be equal opportunity employers. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, physical disability or any other classification protected under local, state or federal law.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is one of the largest not-for-profit, Catholic healthcare systems in the nation. Built on the foundation of our Mission and Core Values, we integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. Our colleagues have different lived experiences, customs, abilities, and talents. Together, we become our best selves. A diverse and inclusive workforce provides the most accessible and equitable care for those we serve. Trinity Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

EOE including disability/veteran