Practicing under the direction of the Respiratory Department Head, the Respiratory Therapist evaluates, treats, and cares for patients with breathing or other cardiopulmonary disorders. The Respiratory Therapist assumes primary responsibility for all respiratory care therapeutic treatments and diagnostic procedures.
Graduate of an accredited school of Respiratory Care. (Must provide proof at time of interview)
Registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). (Must provide proof at time of interview)
Licensed by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation as a Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP). (Must provide proof at time of interview).
Certification in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). (Must provide proof at time of interview)
Two (2) years of recent full-time work experience as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP).
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Working knowledge of Respiratory procedures and the use of Respiratory equipment
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills necessary to manage a variety of people from different socio-economic backgrounds
Computer literacy and keyboarding skills
Strong customer service and empathy skills
Ability to demonstrate attention to detail, accuracy and precision
Ability to prioritize, plan and organize projects and tasks
Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and composure when challenged
Ability to function autonomously and a team member in a multidisciplinary team
Ability to see and hear clearly
Ability to tolerate exposure to unpleasant noise, odor and temperature
Ability to walk extensively, lift moderately heavy objects, and climb stairs
Ability to consistently push, pull, twist, turn, bend, kneel, stoop, lift and reach above shoulder and stand for prolonged periods of time
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question,
The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County. CCHHS is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCHHS is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.