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If you are committed to the Values that we hold in high regard - To Serve, Excellence, Quality/Safety, Teamwork and Integrity - and are eager to infuse fresh life into your healthcare career, we want to talk to you!

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Registered Respiratory Therapist

Department: Respiratory
Location: Rio Rancho, NM

Job Summary and Scope

The Respiratory Therapist works to provide the safest and most effective care of patients by promoting and restoring patients' health through the assessment of assigned patients that include recommended treatments and interventions that meet standards of care. The Respiratory Therapist will collaborate with physicians and multidisciplinary team members; provide physical and psychological support to patients, friends, and families and ensure understanding of respiratory disease process and home care to support discharge. The Respiratory Therapist will provide clinical leadership for other staff; serve as a role model to promote the SRMC Values, and a positive work environment while providing efficient, quality patient care. The Therapist will ensure adherence to hospital and departmental policies and procedures. The Respiratory Therapist’s patient care assignment may include Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric age groups.

Essential Functions:

  • POLICIES AND PROCEDURES - Maintain established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, and quality assurance programs

  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops.

  • Assesses and evaluates patients for potential need of respiratory modalities, medications, or supplemental oxygen needs. Manages and maintains the airway and ventilation of the patient through the use of appropriate mechanical means.

  • Assures quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments; following hospital and division policies, philosophies and standards of care set by state board of governing agency regulations

  • Administers medications in a safe and efficacious manner as ordered by physician, via various modes of delivery.

  • Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records in a timely and accurate fashion.

  • Assists in the maintenance of inventory levels by checking stock to determine inventory level, placing orders as needed, notifying Material Management of changes in PAR levels, putting orders away and by completing necessary paperwork. Maintains an adequate amount of supplies for the department by stocking the supplies when needed.

  • Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques

  • Maintains continuity among teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.

  • Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential and medical records complete and accurate

  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies

  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

  • Identifies changes in patient conditions and assist with or institutes appropriate actions in a timely manner

  • Collects quality assurance data where indicated. Actively participates in process improvement projects.

  • Performs ABG’s and other procedures within scope of practice as required and as trained.

  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

SRMC Core Values

Integrity: Our words and actions match our values

To Serve: We put the needs of others before our own

Excellence: We strive to exceed expectations and/or standards in every activity, every encounter, and every initiative

Safety/Quality: We provide evidence based care, programs, services, and an environment that achieves the best outcomes

Teamwork: We enjoy the ability and power to work collaboratively to deliver exceptional service




  • Position doesn’t have the scope of decision making, budget, assets and planning responsibilities.


Communication Skills


  • Employee must have effective written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective professional relationships with both internal and external customers.

  • Maintains confidentiality with patient, medical and organizational information

  • Basic computer skills are required


Required Qualifications


  • Knowledge of Clinical skills including basic math and good technical knowledge of equipment.

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Infection Control

  • Physiological Knowledge

  • Administering Medication

  • Medical Teamwork,

  • Multi-tasking

  • Effective Verbal Communication skills

  • Health Promotion and Maintenance knowledge with the ability to communicate this knowledge to a diverse population.


Education: Associates Degree in Respiratory Therapy



Registered Respiratory Care Practitioner in State of New Mexico without restrictions or limitations

• CPR Certification or must obtain within 30 calendar days of date of position

• ACLS Certification or must obtain within 6 months of date of position

• PALS Certification or must obtain within 6 months of date of position


Work Experience: Will consider new graduate


Preferred Educational/Experience Requirements:

B.S. in Respiratory Care or related field

1-2 years in specialty care unit

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