Registered Respiratory Therapist - RRT

Location: Bemidji, MN
Date Posted: 06-29-2018
The friendly town of Bemidji (population 15,000+) is nestled among the pines along the shores of Lake Bemidji, several blocks from a thriving downtown community. In this Northwoods setting (220 miles northwest of Minneapolis), residents enjoy the charm and character of a college town.  As First City on the Mississippi, Bemidji is a historically charming, progressive and beautiful place.  The city’s front yard is lovely Lake Bemidji - 6,765 acres of glistening water that is as ideal for serious walleye fishing as it is for a sunset pontoon cruise.  For outdoor enthusiasts and water lovers, there are another 400 other lakes found within a 25-mile radius of Bemidji.  Bemidji is a tight-knit community of good neighbors and engaged citizens who enjoy affordable restaurants, cozy coffee shops, grocery stores, city parks and more.  The median home value is $120,100, which should give you a pretty good idea of its affordability.

Looking for a change of scenery?  We seek a Registered Respiratory Therapist for a great opportunity at a 196-bed hospital in Bemidji.  In this role you will assist in the diagnosis, treatment ,and management of patients with pulmonary disorders.  You will analyze sputum, blood, and breath specimen collections along with lung capacity measurements of patients.  This role may include collecting sputum, blood and breath specimens for diagnosis and analysis.  You will perform regular assessments of patients and the equipment they are using in order to adjust oxygen levels as needed.  You will analyze patients' blood and other specimens to determine levels of oxygen, carbon dioxide and other gases. You will measure the patient’s lung capacity to determine if there are any impairments.  You will offer diagnosis results and treatment suggestions based on the analysis of the patient.

Candidates must have a degree in Respiratory Care from a COARC accredited, advanced-level respiratory program or Certification as a Respiratory Technician (CRT).  Preference given to candidates with a Bachelor's Degree in Respiratory Care.  Must hold current Respiratory Therapy licensure in the state of Minnesota. Must have RRT or CRT credentials as attained through the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) within six months of employment and maintain active status according to NBRC credentialing requirements. Certification in Basic Life Support, ACLS, PALS, and NRP is required. Must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of all procedures, indications, contraindications and hazards involved in respiratory care, as well as knowledge of life support equipment. Must be able to demonstrate the ability and knowledge required to utilize computers for patient documentation and data gathering for quality care.

The role offers competitive compensation and benefits.  A sign-on bonus of $7,500 is available with a commitment.  This is an excellent opportunity to join an integrated health that is one of the largest health systems in the nation with 43 hospitals and over 250 clinics in nine states and four countries.  For more information call 941.739.1400 or submit your resume now by clicking on the button below that says “Apply Now”
Eric Boelkins
Edge Recruitment Solutions
888.666.2450 or 941.739.1400
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