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Iowa Department of Administrative Services Respiratory Therapist in Woodward, Iowa

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Respiratory Therapist


$44,532.80 - $65,998.40 Annually


Woodward - 50276 - Boone County, IA

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412 Health & Human Services - Woodward Resource Center

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7/10/2024 11:59 PM Central

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Job Description

Are you passionate about making a meaningful impact in people's lives? Do you thrive in dynamic healthcare environments where every day presents new challenges and opportunities to grow? If so, we want you to be a part of our team at Woodward Resource Center (WRC) as a Respiratory Therapist!

About Woodward Resource Center (WRC):At WRC, we are dedicated to empowering individuals to lead fulfilling lives within their communities. From the moment individuals enter our care, we are committed to delivering personalized support and exceptional quality of care tailored to their unique needs and aspirations.

What You'll Do:

As a Respiratory Therapist at WRC, your responsibilities will include:

  • Deliver compassionate and effective respiratory care interventions and treatments, including the initiation of ventilatory support and administration of aerosolized medications.

  • Monitor and assess patients' respiratory status and vital signs, ensuring prompt and accurate interventions as needed.

  • Operate and maintain respiratory equipment with precision and expertise, including oxygen administration devices, ventilators, humidifiers, and nebulizers.

  • Obtain arterial blood samples for analysis, ensuring meticulous attention to accuracy and adherence to protocol.

  • Collaborate closely with interdisciplinary teams, including physicians, nurses, psychologists, and social workers, to provide comprehensive care and support to patients.

Key Competencies:

Successful candidates for this position will demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of respiratory therapy techniques for a variety of cardiorespiratory diseases.

  • Proficiency in aseptic techniques and equipment maintenance procedures.

  • Ability to thrive in fast-paced and high-pressure environments, displaying competence and composure in critical situations.

  • Exceptional communication skills, fostering effective collaboration with patients, colleagues, and healthcare professionals.

  • Strong ethical standards, integrity, and a commitment to delivering quality service with compassion and professionalism.

Benefits of Joining WRC:

Working for the State of Iowa comes with its perks. In addition to a competitive salary, you'll enjoy a comprehensive benefits package designed to support your well-being and professional growth:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Coverage:Health and dental insurance packages to keep you and your family healthy at a low cost with outstanding coverage!

  • Paid Time Off:Take time to recharge with paid time off, including vacation (96 hours/year to begin, increasing with years of service), sick leave (144 hours/year), and paid holidays (9 days/year).

  • Retirement Plans:Participate in retirement plans such as IPERS (employees contribute 6.29% and the State of Iowa contributes 9.44%) as well as our Retirement Investors Club (RIC), Employer Sponsored Retirement Plan (the State of Iowa matches dollar for dollar up to $75/month).

  • Flexible Spending Accounts:Take advantage of flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care expenses.

  • Insurance Coverage:Benefit from life insurance and free long-term disability insurance for added peace of mind.

  • Employee Assistance Program:Access resources and support through our Employee Assistance Program for personal and professional challenges.

  • Employee Discount Programs:Enjoy discounts on a variety of goods and services through our employee discount programs.

Join Us Today:

If you're ready to embark on a fulfilling career where you can make a real difference in the lives of others, apply now to join our team at Woodward Resource Center (WRC) as a Respiratory Therapist! Your passion and dedication will help shape brighter futures for individuals in our care. Apply today and be a part of something truly meaningful!

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HHS values those with “lived experience” and encourages adults who were fostered as youth, foster parents, and/or parents who were in the DHS system to apply. Minorities, women, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply (Hearing and Speech Impaired – Relay Iowa 1-800-735-2942 TDD).

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Minimum Qualification Requirements

A license or temporary license to practice respiratory care as issued by the Iowa Board of Respiratory Care;


graduation from an approved respiratory care training program. Graduates may work up to one year as a "respiratory care practitioner licensure applicant" prior to being licensed.

For additional information, please click on thislink to view the job description. (

Additional Qualification Requirements

Please ensure to include your license number in the application.

Why Choose the State of Iowa?

At the heart of our commitment to excellence is a dedication to our most valuable asset – our employees. Discover the outstanding benefits that set us apart as an employer of choice.

Our Robust Benefits Package Includes:

Competitive Compensation:

Enjoy a competitive salary that reflects directly on your skills and expertise.

Keep in mind, your wage is just one part of your total compensation. Unlock the complete value of your employment with the State of Iowa by using our user-friendlyTotal Compensation Calculator ( .Gain insights into your comprehensive annual compensation, including salary and State-provided benefits.

Health and Wellness:

Prioritize your well-being with our comprehensive health plans, including medical, dental, and vision coverage. Enjoy the peace of mind knowing that the State of Iowa covers 90% of the premiums, providing you and your loved ones with excellent coverage at a remarkably low cost.

Retirement Planning:

We are proud to offer the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS). A defined benefit plan, IPERS benefits are guaranteed for life, meaning once you retire, you will receive the same monthly benefit for the remainder of your life (once vested). We invest in your long-term financial well-being, so you can retire with peace of mind.Click here to learn more about IPERS ( .

Paid Time Off:

Life is unpredictable, and at the State of Iowa, we understand the importance of work-life balance. Our leave policies, including paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave with unlimited accrual, ensure you have the flexibility you need for personal and family matters.

Professional Development:

Elevate your career with continuous learning opportunities. We support your growth through training programs, workshops, and tuition reimbursement.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP):

We care about your well-being beyond the workplace. Access confidential counseling, resources, and support through our Employee Assistance Program.

Diversity and Inclusion:

Be part of a diverse and inclusive workplace that embraces all backgrounds and perspectives. We believe diversity is a strength that drives innovation.

Join Us - Elevate Your Career:

Ready to elevate your career with the State of Iowa?Click here ( to explore more about our unparalleled benefits and discover what makes us unique. Your success is our priority!


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Please read all questions and answers thoroughly and make sure you understand them completely.Ensure the answers to your questions match the information filled out on your application and the attachments you have uploaded. If the answers to your questions are inconsistent with your application information or uploaded attachments, you will be given zero points for the question.Knowingly misrepresenting the facts when submitting any information related to an application, examination, certification, appeal, or any other facet of the selection process will result in your disqualification from this application and future employment with the state of Iowa.

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Have you filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq?

  • No - I have NOT filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq

  • Yes - I HAVE filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq


    Do you have a license or temporary license issued to you by the Iowa Board of Respiratory Care and have you included the license information with your application?

  • Yes - I have licensure or temporary licensure from the Iowa Board of Respiratory Care and have included my license information with my application

  • No- I do not have an Iowa Board of Respiratory Care issued license.


    Are you a "respiratory care practitioner licensure applicant" who has graduated from an approved respiratory care training program

  • Yes - I am a "respiratory care practitioner licensure applicant" who has graduated from an approved respiratory care training program

  • No - I am not a "respiratory care practitioner licensure applicant" who has graduated from an approved respiratory care training program

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412 Health & Human Services - Woodward Resource Center


1251 334th St

Woodward, Iowa, 50276



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