Practicing under the direction of the Respiratory Department Head, the Respiratory Therapist evaluates, treats, and cares for patients with breathing or other cardiopulmonary disorders. The Respiratory Therapist assumes primary responsibility for all respiratory care therapeutic treatments and diagnostics procedures.
This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCHHS Personnel Rules.
Provides direct respiratory patient care in any and all patient care settings as directed, utilizing equipment and procedures
Follows protocols established for Respiratory Therapy Practitioners; may administer new or highly specialized procedures, test new equipment and otherwise evaluate modifications to existing methods of respiratory patient care as directed by appropriate medical staff or supervisor
Participates in the orientation and training of Respiratory Therapy Technicians and other Departmental personnel as directed, to assist in their successful mastery of progressively responsible clinical duties, monitor progress of personnel to this end and advises supervisor of same
Acts as a resource person for respiratory staff and other health care professionals, orients students, physicians, nurses and others in Respiratory Therapy Procedures
Assists Respiratory Therapy Supervisor in the coordination of respiratory care delivery of services in a particular work setting or on a particular shift, acts as lead/charge therapist in the absence of the supervisor or as circumstances require
Reports to the Respiratory Therapy Supervisor
Graduate of an accredited school of Respiratory Care is required. (Must provide official transcripts at time of interview).
Registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) is required. (Must provide proof of registration at time of interview.)
Licensed by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation as a Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) is required. (Must provide original license at time of interview).
Two (2) years of recent full-time work experience as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) is required.
Certification in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) (Must provide proof of certification at time of interview).
MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Working knowledge of Respiratory procedures and the use of Respiratory equipment
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills necessary to manage a variety of people from different socio-economic backgrounds
Computer literacy and keyboarding skills
Strong customer service and empathy skills
Ability to demonstrate attention to detail, accuracy and precision
Ability to prioritize, plan, and organize projects and tasks
Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and composure when challenged
Ability to function autonomously and as a team member in a multidisciplinary team
Ability to see and hear clearly (including with correction) Ability to tolerate exposure to unpleasant noise, odor and temperature
Ability to walk extensively, lift moderately heavy objects, and climb stairs
Ability to consistently push, pull, twist, turn, bend, kneel, stoop, lift and reach above shoulder and stand for prolonged periods of time
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:
Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, Are you a Military Veteran?
Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing.Please note:If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date.Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status.Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable
A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver's License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.
If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER'S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Pension Plan and Deferred Compensation Program
Employee Assistance Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE).Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
*Please note all offers of Employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.
*CCHHS is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCHHS is comprised of t...wo hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCHHS is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.