RRT Respiratory Therapist PRN
Elko, NV 
Posted 7 days ago
Job Description
Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital
Description Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital - Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

Who We Are:

People are our passion and purpose. Come work where you are appreciated for who you are not just what you can do. Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital is a 75-bed facility located in Elko, Nevada. We offer a wide range of healthcare services, including emergency medicine, heart care, maternity care, sleep medicine, surgical services, and more. We are recognized by the American College of Cardiology as an accredited Chest Pain Center. We believe that health care should be effective, safer, and more available to all people. We are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality, family-friendly care available.

Where We Are:

Elko is the largest city of Elko County, Nevada. Located near the Lamoille Canyon and the Ruby Mountains, Elko is called the Swiss Alps of Nevada. Here you'll find year-round access to recreation and more than 20 alpine lakes. The city's economy is heavy with gold mining, ranching, tourism, and casinos. The entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas, Nevada is located approx. six hours away. With us is where you want to be.

Why Choose Us:

  • Health (Medical, Dental, Vision) and 401K Benefits for full-time employees
  • Competitive Paid Time Off / Extended Illness Bank package for full-time employees
  • Employee Assistance Program - mental, physical, and financial wellness assistance
  • Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance for qualified applicants
  • Professional Development and Growth Opportunities
  • And much more...

Position Summary: Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital is looking for a per diem Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) to work in our Cardiopulmonary Department. Patients range from geriatric to neonatal. Incumbent will predominately work various 12-hours shifts.

Primary responsibilities include providing direct and individualized care to patients including:

  • Patient Monitoring - Monitor patient's physiological responses to therapy, such as vital signs, arterial blood gases, and blood chemistry changes, and consult with physician if adverse reactions occur. Seeks order changes when appropriate.
  • Equipment - Inspect, clean, test and maintain respiratory therapy equipment to ensure equipment is functioning safely and efficiently, ordering repairs when necessary. Does not leave dirty equipment for the next shift unless they are informed at shift change.
  • Staff Development - Assists in staff development activities such as orientation of new personnel, suggesting ways to solve problems, and make improvements in the department. Cooperates in implementing planned changes and activities to improve our Respiratory Care team. Participates in annual clinical competency education.
  • Patient Educational Needs - Evaluates the patient and families educational and discharge needs Educate patients and their families about their conditions and teach appropriate disease management techniques, such as breathing exercises and the use of medications. Attends the twice weekly multidisciplinary case management meeting.
  • Charting - Maintains department therapy log, recording procedures performed, new starts and DCs in a timely manner, and noting reasons for any missed treatments in the electronic medical record. Maintains proper critical care records, (flow sheets, and Ventilator settings). Chart treatments and procedure accurate in the forms provided immediately upon completion. Enters appropriate information into the hospital EMR system accurately and completely.
  • Diagnostics - Maintains proficiency to perform setting up 24-48-hour Holter monitors, Cardiac event recorders, EKG, Pulmonary Function studies, end tidal Co2 monitoring, Heal sticks, Cord gasses and stress testing.


Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Associates degree in Respiratory Therapy.

License and Certifications: Must have Current Nevada License in Respiratory Therapy and American Heart Association Certifications in BLS, ACLS, and PALS upon hire. NRP certification within one year of hire.

Experience: A minimum of one (1) year working in an acute hospital setting required.

EEOC Statement:

Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans' status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Job Respiratory/Pulmonary
Primary Location Nevada-Elko
Schedule Per Diem/PRN
Work Schedule PRN - rotate weekends, various shifts


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
1+ years
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