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Advanced Respiratory Care Practitioner - Full Time - Days

Methodist Health System Fremont, NE

Why work for Nebraska Methodist Health System?
At Nebraska Methodist Health System, we focus on providing exceptional care to the communities we serve and people we employ. We call it The Meaning of Care – a culture that has and will continue to set us apart. It’s helping families grow by making each delivery special, conveying a difficult diagnosis with a compassionate touch, going above and beyond for a patient’s needs, or giving a high five when a patient beats a disease or conquers a personal health challenge. We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits and a great work environment where all employees are valued! Most importantly, our employees are part of a team that makes a real difference in the communities we live and work in.

Job Summary:

Work Schedule: 6:45am to 7:15pm

Ask your recruiter/hiring manager about the following incentives that may be available for this position:

• Sign-on bonus
• Tuition reimbursement
• Shift differentials & other financial incentives
• Tuition assistance
• Academic sponsorship with Methodist College
• Free parking

The Respiratory Care Practitioner is responsible for the assessment of respiratory patients with acute and chronic illnesses, to ensure delivery of clinically appropriate respiratory care procedures as prescribed by the medical staff for neonate, pediatric, adolescent and adult patients.


Essential Job Functions

1. Performs routine and complex modalities of respiratory care independent of direct supervision.

  • Demonstrates competency on all therapeutic modalities performed at Methodist Hospital.
  • Completes high-risk/low-volume skill checklist satisfactorily.

2. Documents procedures in patient record according to departmental procedure.

  • Documents patient assessment, interventions and progress in the medical information system.
  • Updates the patient care plans and goals to reflect appropriate patient care needs.

3. Develops/reviews/revises plan of care as needed to provide optimum patient care outcome.

  • Receives and interprets physician orders according to professional field of knowledge.
  • Evaluates patients in cooperation with attending physician.
  • Recommends appropriate care based on AARC clinical practice guidelines.

4. Regularly communicates with other patient care team members to exchange information regarding condition and progress of assigned patients.

  • Gives a complete verbal or written report to oncoming care provider.
  • Uses communication board and patient care plan to keep nurse and other caregivers updated on patient's progress.
  • Communicates to appropriate personnel regarding unresolved issues.

5. Maintains continuity of hospital services to ensure optimum and timely patient care interventions.

  • Assumes charge responsibilities in the absence of a Lead therapist.
  • Provides diagnostic procedures, within the RCP's scope of practice, for departments such as Heart Station and Pulmonology. Also ABG's for lab.

6. Works within Protocol Guidelines and ensures all patients are receiving appropriate therapy.

  • > 95% of all patients reviewed for protocol therapy.
  • Charts flagged for therapy changes.

7. Assists the Respiratory Care Department achieve a Patient Satisfaction rate >95%.

  • Is viewed as informative and helpful by Patient.
  • Assists with patient needs when asked whenever possible.

8. Works toward improving interdepartmental relations.

  • Helps educate nursing and ancillary staff regarding Respiratory Care procedures.


6:45am to 7:15pm

Job Description:

Job Requirements


  • Associate's of Science Degree with certificate in Respiratory Care required.
  • Bachelor's of Science Degree with a certificate in Respiratory Care preferred.


  • 3-6 months of on-the-job experience to gain knowledge of hospital policies, procedures and routines required.


  • Registered respiratory therapist (RRT) with the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) within 18 months of accepting the Advanced Practitioner position required.
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP.NE) license by the state of Nebraska required.
  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) strongly preferred at time of hire, required within 3 months of hire.
  • Current American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification required.
  • Current American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Cardiac Life Support (PALS) Certification preferred for MH Respiratory Therapy, MFH Cardiac Unit and MFH Cardiopulmonary Rehab
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Certification preferred for MFH Cardiac Unit and MFH Cardiopulmonary Rehab.


  • Requires a high degree of ability and skill in written and verbal communication to accurately relay appropriate and high quality recommendations to other members of the patient care team.

Physical Requirements

Weight Demands

  • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

Physical Activity

  • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
    • Climbing
    • Crawling
    • Kneeling
    • Sitting
  • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
    • Balancing
    • Carrying
    • Crouching
    • Distinguish colors
    • Keyboarding/typing
    • Lifting
    • Pulling/Pushing
    • Repetitive Motions
    • Standing
    • Stooping/bending
    • Twisting
    • Walking
  • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
    • Fingering/Touching
    • Grasping
    • Hearing
    • Reaching
    • Seeing/Visual
    • Speaking/talking

Job Hazards

  • Not Related:
    • Explosives (pressurized gas)
    • Electrical Shock/Static
    • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
    • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
  • Rare (1-33%):
    • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
    • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
  • Occasionally (34%-66%):
    • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) Blood or Body Fluid (BBF)
    • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
    • Equipment/Machinery/Tools

About Methodist:

Nebraska Methodist Health System is made up of four hospitals in Nebraska and southwest Iowa, more than 30 clinic locations, a nursing and allied health college, and a medical supply distributorship and central laundry facility. From the day Methodist Hospital was chartered in 1891, service to our communities has been a top priority. Financial assistance, health education, outreach to our diverse communities and populations, and other community benefit activities have always been central to our mission.

Nebraska Methodist Health System is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by Federal, state or local law.

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Date Posted July 23, 2023
Date Closes October 28, 2023
Requisition JR30814
Located In Fremont, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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