Respiratory Therapist Job Opportunities | Norton Healthcare Louisville, Ky.

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
  • Initiate and conduct therapeutic procedures
  • Provide emergency care, such as manual ventilation and CPR assistance
  • Monitor patients’ physiological responses to therapy, including vital signs, arterial blood gases and blood chemistry changes, and consult with a physician if adverse reactions occur
  • Set up and operate medical devices under the instruction of a physician, including mechanical ventilators, noninvasive ventilation equipment and therapeutic gas administration equipment, aerosol delivery and more

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Position Requirements

Education: Associate degree in respiratory therapy

Credentials:

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

Respiratory Therapy Apprenticeship Program

Students currently enrolled in an accredited respiratory therapy program are eligible to participate in Norton Healthcare’s Respiratory Therapy Apprenticeship Program. This is a paid apprenticeship program that prepares students for a registered respiratory therapist role after graduation.

The program is:

  • The first hospital-based respiratory therapy apprenticeship program in Greater Louisville.
  • A tiered approach to practice experience and learning development.
  • A paid apprenticeship providing educational and observational experiences for 12 to 18 months

How to Apply

Students must be actively enrolled in at least the first semester of a professional respiratory therapy program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care or a comparable agency.

Step 1: Apply to the Respiratory Care Practitioner Apprentice PRN job listing. You will need a resume or work and education history to complete this portion.

Step 2: Submit the following information to workforcedevelopment@nortonhealthcare.org:

  • Academic transcripts (official or unofficial) that include your most recent semester
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support Provider course completion card
  • Two letters of recommendation (If you are currently employed with a health care facility, one of the letters should be from your employer.)
  • Proof of clinical or shadowing experience

Students who are selected are required to submit immunization records and complete a pre-employment screening.

To discuss this opportunity, contact Kaci Stephens, manager, respiratory care, Norton Healthcare, at (502) 636-8797 or kaci.stephens@nortonhealthcare.org.

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