Respiratory Therapist

Clinical Support
1800001349 Requisition #
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Incentives: 5 figure sign-on bonus

Facility: Mercy Medical Center

Location: Centerville, IA

Department: Respiratory

Job Type: Full time / .9

Shift: Days


Our patients breathe easy when it comes to respiratory care. See what we did there? Our Respiratory Therapists are highly trained when it comes to performing specialized respiratory care including ventilator management, nebulizer treatment, chest PT, drawing arterial blood gases, oxygen therapies, external ventilation support and some pulmonary function assessments. That’s a pretty diverse skill set. Do you have what it takes to be one of us?

What you’ll do:

  • Assess and evaluate of the appropriateness and effectiveness of therapy based on patient’s age, cognitive and physical abilities, and/or developmental needs

  • Make recommendations for changes in specific modes of therapy

  • Educates patients and arranges home respiratory care services and patient therapy follow-up assessments using language and materials appropriate for age, cognitive and physical abilities, and/or developmental needs

  • Assumes responsibility for personal and professional growth through participation in department meetings, in-service programs and continuing education programs

  • Maintains established department policies, procedures and objectives, concerning quality assurance, safety, environmental conditions and infection control



  • Graduate of a two to four year, college based, AMA approved school of Respiratory Therapy
  • Registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care as a RRT
  • Licensed by the State with a Respiratory Care Practitioner License or Department of Health with a Respiratory Care Practitioner license
  • Minimum of 1 year Respiratory experience 


Graduate of an approved Respiratory therapy training program.

Credentialed by the National Board for Respiratory Care.

Licensed by the State of Iowa as a Respiratory Care Practitioner.

Must maintain Basic Life Support certification.

ACLS, NRP, and PALS certifications are highly encouraged.

Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three months of hire and recertify every five years.

Failure to obtain and/or maintain the above required certifications may result in disciplinary action including suspension and/or termination of employment.

About Us

Chances are, you’re here because you’re looking for a career offering greater opportunity, challenge and fulfillment. We’re confident you’ll find all three at CHI. As one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, we offer a wealth of careers across more than 101 hospitals in 18 states. Our faith-based health system welcomes you to share in our mission of building healthier communities, whether as a surgeon in the operating room or an administrator in a conference room. When you work in a supportive environment with like-minded professionals, wonderful things happen. Learn More

Equal Opportunity Employment

Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employement without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disabilitiy or any other legally protected characteristic. 

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