Aspirus Health RESPIRATORY THERAPIST in Rhinelander, Wisconsin
For a 4th year in a row, Aspirus has been recognized as one of the top Health Systems in the United States by IBM Watson in their annual study identifying the top-performing health systems in the country based on overall organizational performance.
We are seeking a RESPIRATORY THERAPIST in Rhinelander, WI at Aspirus Rhinelander Hospital who provides respiratory and cardiopulmonary monitoring, diagnostics and therapy services under medical direction to patients in a variety of care environments. Assists in orientation training of hospital staff, students and the public regarding respiratory disease and care. Provides respiratory care to patients of all ages, including neonates, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients. Interprets patient information and understands treatment needs depending on the age of patients under care. Whenever applicable, demonstrates understanding of the needs of specific age groups in terms of their physical and motor development, psychosocial development and intellectual/language development.
Knowledge of respiratory care standards and protocols normally acquired through graduation from an AMA approved school of Respiratory Care with an Associate Degree.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Respiratory Care or Biological Sciences beneficial.
One year of critical care experience and experience in pulmonary function or cardiopulmonary lab beneficial.
Neo-natal Resuscitation Program certification at time of hire or obtained within 6 months of employment for all Therapists assigned to NICU beneficial.
Active membership in the American Association for Respiratory Care, experience with electrocardiography, arterial monitoring and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) beneficial.
ACLS beneficial. Acceptable certification is the American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider Course or the American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider Course including a hands-on skills practice session with an AHA ACLS or PALS instructor or by using a voice assisted manikin (VAM) system.
An active Wisconsin Respiratory Care Practitioner license required.
Registered RRT by the National Board of Respiratory Care, or registry eligible and obtained within one year of hire.
Current BLS certification or obtained within 90 days of hire.
Hours: .9 full-time, 72 hours every 2 weeks, varied shifts (mainly 7am - 7pm, but may include some nights), rotating every other weekends, holidays will be rotate with other staff
Aspirus Health serves communities through four hospitals in Upper Michigan and six hospitals in Wisconsin, more than 50 clinics, home health and hospice care, pharmacies, critical care and air-medical transport, medical goods, nursing homes and a broad network of physicians.
The system has enjoyed steady growth and is on the verge of further expansion through an acquisition of an additional seven hospitals and 21 clinics in north central Wisconsin. This growth is spurred by Aspirus’ commitment to providing high-quality, integrated care in rural communities.