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

The first cohort begins in spring 2020. 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.

Submit the following information:

  • Resume
  • 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.
  • Personal statement that addresses these questions:
    • Why did you choose respiratory care as a profession?
    • What are your goals after graduation?
    • How can this program help you achieve those goals?
  • Proof of mandatory shadowing experience

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

To discuss this opportunity, contact Lee Wisdom, manager, respiratory care, Norton Healthcare, at (502) 629-7512 or lee.wisdom@nortonhealthcare.org.

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