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SSM Health Respiratory Care Practitioner RRT in Saint Louis, Missouri

It's more than a career, it's a calling

MO-SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital

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Job Highlights:

A Great Opportunity at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital as a Respiratory Care Practitioner! We offer Full-time, Part-time, and PRN Positions. We also offer great benefits and a great work environment! Apply to learn more.

Schedule Options: Day, Night, and Variable Shift Available.

Sign-on Bonus: Sign-on Bonuses are for qualified external candidates for certain positions. Internal candidates, please check with your recruiter to see what options are available for you.

Benefits: Competitive, affordable health insurance including but not limited to:

  • Getting paid every day!

  • Access up to $5,250 in tuition coverage per year

  • Paid maternity & paternity coverage

  • Adoption assistance

  • Various competitive health insurance options & wellness plans

  • Retirement benefits including employer matching plans

  • Long & short-term disability

  • Employee assistance programs (EAP)

*Please note, benefits and eligibility can vary by position, exclusions may apply.

Job Summary:

Provides evaluation of and care for respiratory therapy patients. Administers prescribed respiratory therapeutic services.

Job Responsibilities and Requirements:


  • Assesses patient for appropriate type and frequency of treatment and develops a plan of care based on diagnosis.

  • Responsible for providing respiratory care services in accordance with specific physician's orders, department policies and procedures and guidelines.

  • Implements and monitors patient care plan and equipment. Monitors, records and communicates patient condition. Performs advanced respiratory care modalities.

  • Evaluates respiratory practice, administration of medications, and treatment based on patient outcome.

  • Educates the patient and family about the health condition and provides information about community support groups and other available programs.

  • Assists with care, calibration and maintenance of all equipment. Participates in maintaining departmental inventory levels for supplies and equipment. Processes equipment per established cleaning/sterilization procedures.

  • Responds to Medical Emergencies and Rapid Responses.

  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Associate's degree in Respiratory Care or equivalent years of experience and education.


  • No experience required.


  • Constant use of speech to share information through oral communication.

  • Constant standing and walking.

  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.

  • Frequent sitting, reaching and keyboard use/data entry.

  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.

  • Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors.

  • Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.

  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.

  • Occasional lifting/moving of patients.

  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting, gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.

  • Occasional driving.

  • Rare crawling and running.


State of Work Location: Missouri

  • Basic Life Support HealthCare Provider (BLS HCP) - American Heart Association (AHA)


  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) - National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)


  • Respiratory Care Practitioner - Missouri Division of Professional Registration


  • Respiratory Educ Permit - Missouri Division of Professional Registration

Licenses / Certifications:

Basic Life Support HealthCare Provider (BLS HCP) - American Heart Association (AHA), FUTURE - Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider (BLS HCP) within 90 days - American Heart Association (AHA), FUTURE - Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) within 12 months - National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), Letter of Acknowledgement of Receipt of Application for Respiratory Care Practitioner. - Oklahoma Medical Board, Provisional Respiratory Care Therapist - Oklahoma Medical Board, Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) - National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), Respiratory Care Practitioner, Registered - Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), Respiratory Care Practitioner - Missouri Division of Professional Registration, Respiratory Care Practitioner - Oklahoma Medical Board, ​Respiratory Care Practitioner - Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, Respiratory Educ Permit - Missouri Division of Professional Registration

Work Shift:

Variable Shift (United States of America)

Job Type:



4302000010 Respiratory Therapy

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


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