Respiratory Therapist Respiratory Therapist – Full Time **Sign On Bonus Eligible**

Rapid City, SD Full time 21_1755


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Job Summary

It starts with heart. That is what you will do each day. As a Respiratory Therapist RRT at Monument Health, you will be valued as an essential team member providing compassionate patient focused care. You will discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism, mutual respect, and— most importantly— a life-changing career. You will make a difference. Every day.

As a Respiratory Therapist RRT, you will assess, treat, and care for patients with acute or chronic cardiopulmonary disorders and associated aspects of other systems. The Respiratory Therapist RRT assumes primary responsibility for all provider ordered respiratory care modalities by initiating and conducting therapeutic and diagnostic procedures within their scope of practice. Respiratory care includes observing, assessing, and monitoring signs, symptoms, reactions, general behavior, and general physical response of individuals to respiratory care.

Our vision at Monument Health is to be one team, to listen, to be inclusive, and to show we care. To do the right thing. Every time. If you share this philosophy, we hope you’ll join us.

Monument Health offers competitive wages and benefits on qualifying positions. Some of those benefits can include:

*Supportive work culture

*Medical, Vision and Dental Coverage

*Retirement Plans, Health Savings Account, and Flexible Spending Account

*Paid Time Off Accrual Bank

*Opportunities for growth and advancement

*Tuition assistance/reimbursement

*Excellent pay differentials on qualifying positions (extra pay for working evening, nights or weekends)

*Flexible scheduling

Job Description

Essential Functions at Regional Home Medical Equipment locations:

  • Oversees respiratory functions of Regional Home Medical Equipment.
  • Oversees respiratory services by employees at designated locations; participates in the orientation, training, and competencies of employees.
  • Responsible for RT paperwork and required documents at designated location within the designated time frame as evidenced by documentation and observation.
  • Responsible for in-services on existing and new respiratory equipment.
  • Responsible for CPT coding new respiratory equipment.
  • Responsible for maintaining inventory of respiratory/HME supplies and equipment.
  • Responsible for overseeing respiratory equipment for customers, maintaining operation of equipment, filling process and assuring customer service at designated location.
  • Assist Management with budget for respiratory equipment.  
  • Assist Management with evaluation and recommendation of new types of equipment and services.
  • Must be available to rotate in on-call schedule.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions at Regional Health Acute and Ambulatory locations:

  • Reviews existing data, collects additional data, and recommends obtaining data to evaluate the respiratory status of patients.
  • Develops, implements, and modifies respiratory care treatment plans based on assessment of the cardiorespiratory system, department policy and procedure, physician-approved respiratory care protocols, clinical pathways, referrals and written, verbal, or telecommunicated orders of a physician.
  • Initiates and conducts prescribed therapeutic and diagnostic procedures such as: administering medical gases, humidification and aerosols, aerosol medications, postural drainage, bronchopulmonary hygiene, pulmonary function testing, hemodynamic monitoring and other physiologic monitoring; collects specimens of blood and other diagnostic specimens.
  • Manages mechanical ventilator support and other means of life support, maintains artificial and natural airways, initiates cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other emergency procedures, performs invasive and non-invasive procedures following established standards.
  • Documents necessary information in the patient’s medical record and on other forms, and communicates that information to members of the health care team.
  • Demonstrates the ability to perform complex procedures and the critical thinking skills required to serve critical patients.
  • Obtains, assembles, calibrates, and checks necessary equipment. Uses problem solving to identify and correct malfunctions of respiratory care equipment.
  • Demonstrates appropriate interpersonal skills to work productively with patients, families, providers, and co-workers. Serves patients with regard to age specific/cultural diversity needs.
  • Participates in the orientation, mentorship and education of personnel and students. Provides formal and informal teaching/learning opportunities to assist personnel to achieve and maintain competence necessary for safe and effective practice.
  • Accepts directives, maintains confidentiality, does not discriminate, upholds RH Code of Conduct, Standards of Performance and ethical standards of the profession. 
  • Specific job duties may vary based on facility and healthcare setting.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Additional Requirements


Education - Associates in Health Sciences

Certification - Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) - South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners, Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) - National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification - American Heart Association (AHA)


Education - Bachelors in Health Sciences

Physical Requirements:
Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Job Category


Job Family

Respiratory Therapy


RCH Respiratory Care

Scheduled Weekly Hours



Employee Type


10 Monument Health Rapid City Hospital, Inc.

Make a differenceEvery day.

Monument Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

COVID Vaccination Statement

Ensuring the safety and well-being of our patients, visitors, staff, and communities is our deepest commitment at Monument Health. As a condition of employment, Monument Health requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless there is an approved exemption. New hires will be required to have at least one dose of the vaccine prior to starting employment, with a second dose scheduled, or submit proof of previous vaccination.