Respiratory therapist job opportunities

Respiratory therapists at Norton Healthcare are a valuable asset to our hospital teams and patients.

A typical day for a respiratory therapist at Norton Healthcare

At Norton Healthcare, tasks in a typical day include:

  • Assess, treat and care for patients with breathing disorders by assuming primary responsibility for all respiratory care modalities.
  • Initiate and conduct therapeutic procedures.
  • Maintain patient records through Epic, our enterprise electronic medical records system.
  • Provide emergency care, such as artificial respiration, external cardiac massage or assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Monitor patients’ physiological responses to therapy, including vital signs, arterial blood gasses and blood chemistry changes. Initiate physician consultation if adverse reactions occur.
  • Set up and operate medical devices following the parameters of treatment, including mechanical ventilators, therapeutic gas administration apparatus, environmental control systems and aerosol generators.
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses and other professionals to manage patient care.

Contact us to set-up career coaching opportunities for this career field.

Position requirements

Education: Associate degree in respiratory therapy


  • CRT or RRT; those with a CRT must obtain a RRT within six months of hire
  • Respiratory therapist (state)
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