You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Respiratory Therapist.
Your compassion is tangible: whether your patient is 18 or 85, they feel it in the hand they hold. Families feel it in your prayers. Colleagues feel it in your support.
You know when to move quickly. When to sit quietly. When to laugh loudly.
You’re great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.
St. Mary’s Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 346-bed regional medical center is in Grand Junction, one of the most beautiful places on earth. Our mission is to bring health and hope to the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other.
Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, we’ve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.
Together we’ll align mission and careers, values and workplace. We’ll honor each other’s dignity and surpass the standards we set. We’ll encourage joy, demand safety and take pride in our integrity.
We’ll laugh at each other’s jokes (even the bad ones). We’ll hello and high five. We’ll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.
We’re proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.
As an RRT you need to know how to:
Deliver evidence-based respiratory care by protocol or pathway through arterial line insertion, intubations, bronchoscopy assist, percutaneous tracheostomy assist, flight and high risk deliveries
Be an integral member of the patient’s care regimen using patient-driven protocols in the general care areas and the vent liberation protocol in the Critical Care areas
Participate with the Early Mobility Team
Provide effective airway management
Initiate, maintain, monitor and document continuous mechanical ventilation
Understand and institute advanced ventilator modalities
Effectively discuss advanced Respiratory Pathophysiology and implement changes based on patient’s condition
Evaluate CXR to facilitate patient care
We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:
Current ACLS, PALS and NRP certifications, preferred
Your next move.
Now that you know more about being an RRT on our team we hope you’ll join us. At St. Mary’s Medical Center you’ll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that operates eight hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health center and more than 190 ambulatory service centers in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. The health system includes 15,000 full-time associates and more than 500 employed providers.