Date Posted: 
Monday, November 15, 2021
Opportunity Type: 
Coldwater, OH 45828

Position:  Respiratory Therapist
Shift:  Night shift:  6pm to 6:30am
Status:  Full-Time 12 hour shifts, 5 to 6 shifts per pay period, averaging 0.825 FTE
Weekends:  Yes; every third weekend
Holidays:  Yes; every third holiday

We currently have a Respiratory Therapist opportunity for an individual who is self-motivated with strong organizational skills and a positive attitude. This individual is flexible and functions well both independently and as a team player to assist the various needs of the department. This position reports to the Director of Medical Imaging and Cardiopulmonary Services.  

Skill and Ability:
• Demonstrates effective communication skills in dealing with physicians, co-workers, patients and families.
• Demonstrates basic clinical skills in the assessment and delivery of care for patients of all ages.
• Demonstrates competency with applicable policies and procedures as outlined in the orientation packet.
• Demonstrates consistent utilization of techniques and practices that create a safe environment of care.
• Demonstrates the ability to work and prioritize appropriately in a fast paced environment.
• Ability to assist with the implementation of ACLS, PALS, NRP, and Rapid Response protocols.
• Demonstrates competence in a variety of work settings including:  ICU, OB, ER, pediatrics and adult acute care therapy.
• Demonstrates knowledge of basic principles of mechanical ventilation including:  initiation, monitoring, maintenance and discontinuation.
• Demonstrates proper technique when obtaining ABG’s and basic interpretation of results.
• Demonstrates ability to complete outpatient cardiopulmonary testing including:  EKGs.
• Proficient at basic ECG rhythm recognition.
• Demonstrates knowledge of current medications utilized in the treatment of cardiac and pulmonary disease.
• Promotes cardiopulmonary disease prevention, education and wellness.
• Demonstrates strong customer service skills.
• Demonstrates the willingness to learn new skills.
• Assist with committees, special projects and monitors per direction of management.
• Additional training in outpatient testing may be required to fulfill departmental needs. 

• Graduate of an accredited school of respiratory therapy and current Ohio RCP Licensure.
• CPR within 90 days of hire.
• ACLS, PALS, NRP, telemetry training and BAT certification, required within 6 months of hire.  Proof of continuing professional development and continued maintenance of all required professional certifications.

• Two years acute care experience or more preferred
• Previous critical care/trauma/NICU experience highly preferred
• Further certifications such as CPFT, RPFT, NPS. ACCS a plus
• Electronic medical record experience, EPIC experience a plus

Expire Date: 
Full-time 12 hr. Night Shift

Contact us at
Fax: 419.678.5674
Mail: attn: Human Resources
Mercer Health
800 West Main St.
Coldwater, OH 45828