Memorial Health

Respiratory Therapy

Job Locations US-IL-Jacksonville
Position Type


Provide optimum assistance to nurses and physicians in maintaining preventative and restorative health needs for patients.  Provide quality, conscientious, cost effective and competent care in the areas of cardiac diagnostic and respiratory services and respiratory diagnostic and respiratory services for the inpatient and outpatient population including infant, child, and adolescent adult and older adult patients. 




Graduate of an approved school of Respiratory Therapy required



  • Certified as a Registered Respiratory Therapist by the National Board of Respiratory Therapy required
  • CPR certification required


Previous health care experience preferred


Other Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to function in autonomous/independent role; is highly motivated and self-directed.





  1. Perform basic and advanced therapeutic procedures for infant, child, adolescent adult and older adult patients according to guidelines established in the department policy and procedure manual.


  1. Communicate necessary changes in the patient therapy to nursing staff and department head or designee in a timely manner.


  1. Provide effective education to patients, patient’s family members and co-workers as appropriate.


  1. Accurately and safely perform fundamental diagnostic procedures according to the department policies and procedures.



  1. Perform emergency and acute pulmonary and cardiology procedures according to department policies and procedures.


  1. Maintain clinical and professional competency.


  1. Demonstrate competency for age specific categories for both respiratory and cardiology procedures according to their training qualifications.


  1. Assemble, check and correct malfunction of department equipment.


  1. Assist with clerical work in the cardiopulmonary department.


  1. Performs other related work as required or requested.



The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job.  Incumbents may be requested to perform tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.



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