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UnityPoint Health Respiratory Therapist-Registered in Sioux City, Iowa

UnityPoint-St Luke's Hospital

Full-Time Nights

12-hour nights and rotating every other weekend/holday

Provides respiratory care procedures throughout all areas as ordered by the physician. Responds to Code Blue, Rapid Response, trauma alerts and other appropriate requests for quick action. Initiates and maintains ventilators and noninvasive equipment. Interacts with other teams in the hospital to improve the quality of care provided to patients.

$10,000.00 SIGN ON BONUS!

Why UnityPoint Health?

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Clinical Responsibilities

  • Manages the safe and effective administration of medically prescribed medications, knowing their indications and contraindications along with CPT therapies.

  • Performs all aspects of artificial airway care. Responsible for the set-up, safety check, monitoring and troubleshooting of mechanical ventilators and non-invasive devices.

  • Perform diagnostic tests with physician interpretations to follow

  • Draw ABGs

Team Involvement

  • Participate as a team member in code situations, rapid responses, NICU transports and various patient/infection/quality committees to promote effective working relations and patient safety

  • Preceptor for respiratory students.


  • Maintain accurate records, documenting clinical notes in patients EMR.

  • Educate patients on meds, spacers, their illness and therapeutic devices.

Basic UPH Performance Criteria

  • Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

  • Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

  • Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

  • Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

  • Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

  • Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse. Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.

Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.


Registered Respiratory Therapist as recognized by the National Board for Respiratory Care. Bachelors/Associate Degree


2 years preferred of clinical experience


Current BCLS certification or obtain within 30 days

Current licensure in good standing to practice as an RCP in Iowa

Current NBRC certificate

ACLS and NRP within 6 months



Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks English

Basic computer knowledge in order to chart in the EMR

Critical thinking skills needed to address situations quickly

Able to communicate and work well with a team of various professionals

Willing to train into various aspects of respiratory such as Pulmonary Rehab and Pulmonary Functions


Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

Child and Adult Mandatory Abuse Reporting training.

Requisition ID: 2022-108943

Street: 2720 Stone Park Blvd

Name: 7520 UnityPoint Heath SC St Lukes

Name: Respiratory Care- SLRMC

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.9

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: 12 hour nights, every other weekend/

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