HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Certified Respiratory Therapist Full-time evenings in Lexington, Missouri

Lafayette Regional Health Center is a 25-bed acute care facility that is deeply rooted in the community it serves. Lafayette Regional includes all new private rooms with private baths, state-of-the art imaging and testing services, a full range of general and laparoscopic surgeries, wellness programs, and rehabilitation services. With a broad range of services, nearly 20 medical specialties are covered at Lafayette Regional.

Lafayette Regional Health Center is currently looking for a Certified Respiratory Therapist.

Position Summary:

Under the general direction of the Supervisor, performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures ordered by a physician. Duties include medical gas administration, aerosol therapy, obtaining and analyzing blood specimens, performing patient testing, operating and maintaining various types of respiratory and cardiopulmonary equipment, providing mechanical ventilation, maintaining artificial airways, assisting with cardiopulmonary resuscitation, providing patient education, monitoring equipment and patient responses to therapy. Additional responsibilities include completing documentation in patient and departmental records, cleaning equipment, and maintaining safety and infection control practices.

Minimum Requirements:

EDUCATION: Associate’s degree, Graduate of an AMA Accredited Respiratory Therapy Program.

EXPERIENCE: One year of recent clinical experience.


Must be registered with the National Board for Respiratory Care as an Entry Level Respiratory Care Practitioner; must be licensed within the State; have current BLS certification; must maintain certain clinical competencies required by JCAHO or the Department, appropriate to the level of service provided; above average interpersonal skills; basic computer skills. ACLS and PALS preferred

Title: Certified Respiratory Therapist Full-time evenings

Location: Missouri-Lexington-Lafayette Regional Health Center

Requisition ID: 09721-43774