Covenant Health

Job Title
Registered Respiratory Therapist
Roane Medical Center
Department Name






Registered Respiratory Therapist


Full Time; Night Shift; 80 hours per pay period


Proudly serving our community, Roane Medical Center is a state-of-the-art facility equipped with modern technologies to provide the best possible patient care.

From our quality medical, surgical, emergency and critical care services to our diagnostic imaging and rehabilitation support, you will find the right blends of technical expertise, medical professionalism, and patient quality and satisfaction at Roane Medical Center.


Position Summary:


Provides care to patients with respiratory insufficiency and related complications.  Functions as part of the direct patient team to provide overall quality care and serves as a resource and specialist to patients, all patient care givers and physicians.  May be required to exercise clinical judgment under the order of a licensed physician.




Position Accountabilities and Performance Criteria:

  • Demonstrates respiratory care competency of critical and clinical skills on an annual basis.
  • Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, handle multiple assignments, balance priorities, and make decisions quickly and function under stressful situations.
  • Demonstrates the ability to perform all aspects of respiratory therapy to include age specific and related patient care in a safe and competent manner.
  • Demonstrates skill in emergency situations based up on department standards, policies, procedures and protocols, assumes a leadership role in emergency situations.
  • Demonstrates the ability to assess, identify and treat patient health conditions as established by organizational and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates the ability to make safe, effective and competent decisions regarding individual patient care. Express sound judgment.
  • Demonstrates the ability to provide appropriate communication to nursing personnel and/or physicians, and other hospital staff as necessary. Must be able to demonstrate effective communication skills on all socioeconomic levels using tact, articulation and in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrates competency/proficiency in mechanical ventilation, CPAP, and BiPAP skills to include current modes of ventilation, indications for use and calculations of necessary data.
  • Demonstrates competency/proficiency in the performance of arterial blood gases and analysis per department policy and procedure. Quality control, troubleshooting, and quality assurance per department policy and procedures.


For this position, a qualified candidate must have:

CRT or RRT with Pulmonary Function Testing experience but also experience in acute patient care such as ICU, ED, and Med Surg.


Valid RRT or CRT Credential by the National Board for Respiratory Care. Licensed as a Certified or Registered Respiratory Therapist by the State of Tennessee Health Related Boards with ABG endorsement.  Current work-permit acceptable per state regulations. 


Requirements: credentialed as an RRT by the National Board of Respiratory Care. Licensed as a registered Respiratory Therapist by the state of Tennessee Health Related Boards with ABG endorsement. 


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