Respiratory Therapist - Limited Permit I

Job Description

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Job Overview: Delivers critical and non-critical patient care services to all age groups using selected invasive and noninvasive techniques related to the cardiopulmonary system. Provides respiratory care in in-patient and outpatient areas. Demonstrates a high level of commitment and professionalism. Must practice within scope of practice in accordance with the licensure act.

The Christ Hospital Health Network offers the following:

  • Competitive pay
  • Self-Scheduling
  • No on-call requirement
  • Career pathway for student therapists (limited permit holders)
  • Shared Governance council structure
  • Clinical Advancement program (clinical ladder)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 6-7-week orientation schedule
  • Opportunity to train as an ECMO specialist
  • Tuition reimbursement

The Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) may perform the following duties:

  • Performs and monitors patient progress and response to service. Assesses patients and makes appropriate recommendations based on outcomes with regard to therapeutic interventions.
  • Performs invasive and noninvasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
  • In accordance with hospital policy and procedure, performs all duties as a respiratory care practitioner as assigned.
  • Correctly records all information in the patient legal record and maintains department records.
  • Educates patients on their diseases state, wellness, home care modalities and safety. Treatments performed as related to age specific needs.
  • Applies technical knowledge to consult physicians with regard to cardiopulmonary status.
  • Participates in in-services and meetings, completes competencies. Monitors all department communications.
  • May be responsible for charge/team leader roles and other assigned duties (RCP IV only)
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Limited Permit Holders (RCP I): Actively enrolled in a Respiratory Therapy program or awaiting to take NBRC entry level exam. Candidate must have a current license to practice respiratory care issued by the state. Current BLS.
  • Experienced Therapists (RCP III ): Graduate of a Respiratory Therapy program and/or maintains the CRT credential. Any new hire that holds the CRT credential must be Registry Eligible and will have 1 year from date of employment to complete the RRT exam in order to maintain their employment with the organization as a respiratory therapist.
  • Experienced Therapists (RCP III IV): Graduate of a Respiratory Therapy program with RRT credential.

Weekend/Holiday: Every third weekend, rotating holiday schedule

About Us

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