Registered Respiratory Therapist Job at BJC HealthCare, Saint Louis, MO

  • BJC HealthCare
  • Saint Louis, MO

Job Description

Additional Information About the Role

Join the Respiratory Team at BJC Healthcare - Christian Hospital. BJC Healthcare - Christian Hospital is dedicated to your growth and development. Be a part of an environment where you can thrive!

  • Christian Hospital Respiratory is looking for a Registered Respiratory Therapist or Certified Respiratory Therapist.
  • PRN
  • H ours - 6:45pm-7:15am
  • Shifts - Nights. Multiple Available
  • Work Requirements:
    • Scheduled for 3/12 hour shifts in a 6 week period.
    • Available for 2 holiday shifts per year. One Spring/Summer and one Winter/fall.
    • Absences on weekend shift or holiday are required to be made up.

Christian Hospital has been serving St. Louis and the surrounding metro areas since 1903. U.S. News & World Report ranks Christian Hospital No. 5 in St. Louis for overall clinical excellence and No. 9 in Missouri, which puts us in the top 6% of all hospitals in the state!

The U.S. News adult methodology ranks clinical specialties and rates common care procedures and conditions. Christian was nationally ranked as “high performing” in the clinical specialty of geriatrics and in the following seven of 21 common procedures and conditions: heart attack, heart failure, kidney failure, diabetes, COPD, pneumonia and stroke. High performing in a specialty means we were in the top 10% nationally of all evaluated hospitals for that specialty or procedure and condition.

Northwest HealthCare , six miles west of Christian, offers 24- hour emergency care, the Sleep Disorders Center and a variety of outpatient diagnostic and imaging services.

The Physical Therapy Department at Christian Hospital is located on the second floor of CH. Services are provided to patients of all ages with musculoskeletal deficiencies.

Preferred Qualifications

Role Purpose

Provides direct patient care activities related to respiratory care including assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation within the guidelines of the hospital and department. Can independently apply advanced clinical respiratory expertise and scientific knowledge including best practices serving as a resource to others as part of the patient care team. Ensures patient safety by providing care in an effective, developmentally and age appropriate manner while complying with all quality and regulatory requirements as well as quality improvement initiatives.


  • Effectively communicates by participating in the exchange of information including documentation, handoff and works collaboratively with the healthcare team.
  • Provides education and training about respiratory therapy treatments and procedures to others including patients, families, students, new employees and members of the healthcare team utilizing diversity and learning styles.
  • Holds self-accountable and seeks out opportunities for continuous learning and feedback and is able to perform multiple related duties, prioritizing and applying effective time management.
  • Performs various diagnostic and therapeutic respiratory procedures according to established standards, procedures, guidelines and policies. Applies respiratory knowledge and clinical expertise, including the ability to assess, analyze and troubleshoot as needed.
  • Demonstrates advanced clinical and critical care skills to support additional job responsibilities such as ECMO support, mechanical ventilator support, bronchoscopies, sleep lab, labor and delivery, cardiopulmonary and circulatory rehabilitation, Basic Life Support (BLS), etc. as needed.

Minimum Requirements


  • Assoc/CoARC Accredited Program


  • No Experience

Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience

Licenses & Certifications

  • Basic Cardiovascular Life Sup
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner
  • RRT

Preferred Requirements


  • Bachelors Degree
Benefits and Legal Statement

BJC Total Rewards

At BJC we’re committed to providing you and your family with benefits and resources to help you manage your physical, emotional, social and financial well-being.

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vison, life insurance, and legal services available first day of the month after hire date
  • Disability insurance* paid for by BJC
  • Pension Plan /403(b) Plan funded by BJC
  • 401(k) plan with BJC match
  • Tuition Assistance available on first day
  • BJC Institute for Learning and Development
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time Off benefit combines vacation, sick days, holidays and personal time
  • Adoption assistance

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Not all benefits apply to all jobs

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Tags

Holiday work, Summer work, Relief, Flexible hours, Shift work, Night shift, Weekend work,

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