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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Respiratory Therapist Position Requirements

Education: Associate degree in respiratory therapy


  • Certified respiratory therapist (CRT) or registered respiratory therapist (RRT); those with a CRT credential must obtain an RRT credential within 12 months of hire
  • Respiratory therapist license (Kentucky)

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