Respiratory Therapist - Aberdeen Medical Center - Full Time Job at Sanford Health, Aberdeen, SD

  • Sanford Health
  • Aberdeen, SD

Job Description

Careers With Purpose

Sanford Health is one of the largest and fastest-growing not-for-profit health systems in the United States. We're proud to offer many development and advancement opportunities to our nearly 50,000 members of the Sanford Family who are dedicated to the work of health and healing across our broad footprint.

Facility: Aberdeen Medical Center

Location: Aberdeen, SD

Address: 2905 3rd Ave SE, Aberdeen, SD 57401, USA

Shift: 12 Hours - Varied Shifts

Job Schedule: Full time

Weekly Hours: 36. 00

Salary Range: $28.50 - $38.50

Pay Info: Sign On Bonus: $15,000/2 or $20,000/3 year commitment

Department Details

This position is full time 36 hours a week working 12 hour day and night shifts. Shifts would be either 6AM-6PM or 6PM-6AM. Weekend rotation is required every 3rd weekend working on the day shift. Holiday rotation is also required.

Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center is a small hospital where the RT will get the opportunity to work with all departments. RT's are truly working together with all staff to ensure the best outcome for our patients. We also have started a teleRT program to provide small network hospitals in South Dakota and Minnesota with our expertise. RT's should be well rounded and adaptable to care for patients from the first breath to their last breath. We are happy to take on new graduates to grow their knowledge and increase confidence working independently.

Job Summary

The scope of work for a respiratory therapist includes assessment, therapeutic intervention and education for patients with cardiopulmonary disorders and/or sleep disorders or associated complications. Respiratory therapists assess individuals to prevent, detect, monitor and manage disease and complications. Respiratory therapists provide therapeutic interventions to directly impact cardiopulmonary health as well as overall health status according to established goals and interdisciplinary care plans. Respiratory therapists provide education to promote preventative care, self-management, enhanced cardiopulmonary health and quality of life. May provide education and data management relative to sleep-disordered breathing. Performs regular assessments of patients and the equipment they are using in order to adjust therapy. Collect and/or analyzes patients' blood and other specimens to determine levels of oxygen, carbon dioxide and other gases. Measures the patient's lung capacity to determine if there are any impairments. Offers diagnosis results and treatment suggestions based on the analysis of the patient.


A degree in Respiratory Care from an accredited respiratory care program is required; minimum associate degree or equivalent as defined by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).

Respiratory Therapists must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of all procedures, indications, contraindications and hazards involved in respiratory care, as well as knowledge of equipment utilized in their department. Demonstrates the ability and knowledge required to utilize computers for patient documentation and data gathering for quality care. Must complete orientations, competency validations, and other in-servicing as required by the department and hospital.

Must have current Respiratory Therapy licensure in state(s) of practice and/or possess multi-state licensure privileges as required by position.

Must have Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credentials as attained through the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) and maintain active status according to NBRC credentialing requirements.

Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) is required. Must obtain site-specific specialty credential(s) such as Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), etc.


Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, and a generous time off package to maintain a healthy home-work balance. For more information about Total Rewards, visit .

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to .

Sanford Health has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Req Number: R-0177205

Job Function: Allied Health

Featured: No

Job Tags

Holiday work, Permanent employment, Full time, Relocation bonus, Shift work, Weekend work, Day shift,

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