Join the REMARKABLE team at SwedishAmerican! As a division of UW Health, we offer patients local access to many world-class specialists right here in Rockford, Illinois and surrounding communities.
We are seeking a Registered Respiratory Therapist to:
Join our world-class team of doctors, nurses and other health care professionals in providing everything from preventive health care to highly specialized programs.
Provide quality care in a compassionate patient- and family- centered environment.
Provide Respiratory Care treatments and services to patients.
Care for Level III patients including attending deliveries and transporting patients from outlying hospitals and managing their respiratory support.
Supervise the work of other Therapists, technicians or students as needed.
Work occasional shifts at SAMC-Belvidere as needed.
Participate in continuous quality improvement activities and educational experiences in support of departmental philosophy and objectives, as well as, Health System initiatives.
Education: Graduate of a COARC accredited educational program for Respiratory Care.
Two years of recent Level III NICU experience or greater is highly preferred.
At least one year experience working as a Respiratory Care Practitioner preferred.
Knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
Ability to establish effective working relationships and clearly and calmly communicate in English both verbally and in writing with patients, medical staff and the public.
Successful completion of annual clinical, age and job specific competencies and skill verification tools required.
Licenses and Certifications:
Current Registration (RRT credential) from the National Board of Respiratory Care as Registered Respiratory Therapist.
Current CPR Certification.
License from the State of Illinois as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (within 90 days of passing test for new grads)
Current NRP certification (once trained in the Special Care Nursery).
PALS certification required within two years of hire date.
Additional Salary Information: Sign on bonus up to $2,000!
About Swedishamerican, A Division of UW Health
We’re always looking to find the best and brightest people to join us at Swedes. As we continue to grow, we’re looking for people dedicated to service and quality. At Swedes, we take pride in the compassion and expertise we bring to the lives of our patients. Our team-oriented work environment and commitment to excellence is the foundation of our success.