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Respiratory Therapist, Registered

Company: Nucleus Healthcare
Location: Benton City
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Are you a passionate Registered Respiratory Therapist looking to make a meaningful impact on patients' lives? Nucleus Healthcare is seeking a qualified candidate to join a prestigious academic health system in up-and-coming Columbia, MO.

Not only is the health system ranked as one of Becker Healthcare's 150 Top Places to Work for three consecutive years, but it also values the importance of work-life balance and professional growth for its employees. Take the next step in your career and thrive in an environment where you are respected, challenged, and offered endless opportunities to define your career path!

Location Highlights

Are you looking for a small town with big opportunities?

Columbia, MO, is a charming university town in the heart of Missouri known for its top-rated university, healthcare system, public schools, and Division 1 sports. With an affordable cost of living and housing, temperate climate, thriving cultural and culinary scene, a multitude of outdoor activities, and ease of access to St. Louis and Kansas City, you can have the best of both worlds: the charm of a small town with the convenience of modern amenities and top-notch healthcare. Discover why Columbia received an A rating from and is ranked among the top 30 places to buy a house, raise a family, and live in America!

Workplace Highlights

  • "Just Culture" organization
  • ANCC Accredited Nursing Program and actively pursuing Magnet status
  • Defined career pathway and transparent clinical career ladder for Respiratory Therapists
  • Competitive pay and comprehensive benefits
  • 50% - 75% tuition reimbursement for employees and their children, spouses, and dependents based on eligibility
    Pay Rate

    --- $27.08 per hour - $41.04 per hour, based on experience

    Retirement Program

    --- 100% Employer Match up to 8% of Eligible Compensation

    Tuition Assistance

    • 6 Months: 75% off six credit hours per semester or 3 per summer at academic campuses
    • 1 Year: 50% off for spouses, children, & adult dependents
      Child Care Assistance

      --- Partnership with for at-home childcare support

      Paid Time Off (Exempt)

      • 0-5 years: 17 Days
      • 5+ Years: 22 Days
        Personal Days

        --- 4 Days

        Sick Days

        --- 12 Days


        --- Health, Life, Long-Term Disability, Accidental Death

        Job Description

        To perform respiratory therapy procedures of both a routine and emergency nature to patients in general, progressive care units, and ICU.

        • Work independently to administer services via approved protocols and guidelines.
        • Provide Respiratory Therapy Activities including the following: collection and analysis of blood gas samples, oxygen therapy, specialty medical gas administration, invasive and non-invasive ventilation, inhaled medication administration, airway clearance techniques and airway maintenance, and pulmonary diagnostic testing and clinical monitoring.
        • Act as a member of the Code Blue, Rapid Response Team, and Trauma Response Team.
        • Provide patient documentation through the electronic medical record.
        • Follow infection control and safety standards.
        • Educate and advise patients' families on respiratory therapy procedures.
        • Provide education to students and other healthcare providers.
        • Participate in Department Performance Improvement Project.
        • Pulmonary Function Lab (with additional training): Perform advanced pulmonary function testing procedures. Assist with basic and advanced bronchoscopy procedures.
        • May complete unit/department-specific duties as outlined in department documents.
          Required Qualifications

          • Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) licensure by the Missouri Respiratory Care board. Permit holders must be a graduate of a respiratory program.
          • Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) certification by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) within one (1) month as a condition of continued employment in this job classification.
          • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) certification by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) within one (1)year as a condition of continued employment in this job classification.
          • Additional license/certification requirements as determined by the hiring department.
            Physical Demands

            The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met with or without reasonable accommodation. The performance of these physical demands is an essential function of the job. This position is very active and requires ambulating, reaching, and moving objects weighing up to and over 20 lbs.

            This role also routinely comes into contact with patients who may have contagious illnesses. This position is in a healthcare facility open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Rotating shifts as well as holidays and work during inclement weather will be required.

            Nucleus Healthcare

            Who We Are

            Purpose-built, patient-minded, and mission-driven, Nucleus is trusted by major hospitals, health systems, and life sciences organizations with a vision to redefine how healthcare does business.

            What We Do

            Nucleus Healthcare ("Nucleus") delivers next-generation human capital management to empower people who power healthcare. Rooted in talent management, Nucleus provides services and solutions that have yielded more than 7,500 hires in healthcare for all levels and roles.

            Our Mission

            Empower the people who power healthcare.

            Our Vision

            Redefining the way healthcare does business.

            Our Values

            We deliver results --- We are committed --- We are precise --- We are change agents --- We are ONE team --- We are fueled by passion and purpose.


Keywords: Nucleus Healthcare, Columbia , Respiratory Therapist, Registered, Healthcare , Benton City, Missouri

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