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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

Credentials:

  • 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)

Respiratory Therapy Apprenticeship Program

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

Apprentices will rotate through five of our Norton Healthcare hospital locations and will explore a variety of service lines for clinical immersion upon eligibility of obtaining a student license.

Requirements

  • 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 (CoARC)

While it is preferred, it is not required to complete the Respiratory Therapy Apprenticeship Program to be considered for the licensed student respiratory care practitioner positions.

How Do I Apply?

Visit NortonHealthcareCareers.com to apply for the Respiratory Therapy Apprenticeship Program or for a position as a licensed student respiratory care practitioner.

Apply today and ask about our Norton Healthcare Scholars Program for tuition assistance.

For additional information or questions, contact our Talent Acquisition office at recruitment@nortonhealthcare.org or call (502) 446-5800.

Licensed Student Respiratory Care Practitioner

Students who obtain a respiratory therapist student license issued by the Kentucky Board of Respiratory Care are eligible to apply for as-needed (PRN) or part-time positions at Norton Healthcare.

Licensed student respiratory care practitioners will work semi-independently within the scope allowed by their license and will focus primarily on respiratory therapy skills and functions along with time management. Licensed student respiratory care practitioners also will have exposure to patients.

Licensed student respiratory care practitioners will be eligible to transition to full-time respiratory care practitioner positions at Norton Healthcare upon successful completion of their educational program.

Requirements

  • Respiratory therapist student license (Kentucky)
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