Respiratory Care Practitioner - Weekend Incentive Days in Indianapolis, IN at Eskenazi Health

Date Posted: 11/21/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Organization: HHC

Division:Eskenazi Health  

Sub-Division: Hospital  

Req ID:  7015 

Schedule: Part Time 

Shift: Weekend Incentive Day Shift 

Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 327-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.

FLSA Status

Non-Exempt

Job Role Summary

The Respiratory Care Practitioner II provides respiratory care to inpatients with respect to acuity, age, and required treatment. The Practitioner is responsible for all professional requirements including licensure, attendance of meetings, annual education, and quarterly competencies. The Respiratory Care Practitioner II will also be oriented to, and staff, the Emergency Department or Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This position proactively contributes to Eskenazi Health's mission: Advocate, Care, Teach, and Serve with special emphasis on the vulnerable population of Marion County.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Administers all respiratory care as ordered by a physician
  • Delivers respiratory care via assessment, critical thinking, and monitoring while exercising multi-disciplinary communication
  • Provides accurate, complete, and timely documentation of all patient care administered
  • Complies with all organizational policies including state licensure, practice guidelines, required credentialing, and passing all required competencies
  • Complies with the AARC Statement of Ethics and Professional Conduct
  • Participates in continuing education and in-services to remain current in respiratory care
  • Attends 75% of all departmental meetings
  • Serves as a resource to coworkers and all disciplines within the organization
  • Cleans and assembles respiratory care equipment utilized at Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital
  • Provides age-appropriate respiratory care in all assigned areas
  • Provides indicated education regarding respiratory care to patients and families
  • Submits accurate and complete equipment charges via the electronic medical record in coordination with accurate documentation
  • Participates in regular rotation of staff in all clinical areas the therapist is oriented


Job Requirements

  • Graduate from an AMA approved program for Respiratory Care with a minimum of an Associate Degree in Respiratory Therapy
  • Licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner in the State of Indiana
  • Credentialed as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the NBRC; new graduates will be required to obtain the RRT credential within twelve (12) months from the date of graduation
  • Current certification in BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP and organizational required annual education


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to organize and prioritize duties
  • Ability to interpret and record data accurately
  • Ability to rapidly assess and respond to all situations
  • Ability to function effectively in stressful settings
  • Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of cardiopulmonary anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology
  • Knowledge of respiratory care equipment and supplies
  • Knowledge of departmental and organizational policies and procedures


Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation’s 150 best places to work by Becker’s Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America’s best midsize employers’ Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, just to name a few.

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