We welcome you to join the Respiratory Therapy team at Hilo Medical Center on the beautiful island of Hawaii. We are a 275-bed, full-service acute care facility located within minutes of the beach, volcanoes, mountains, and rivers. Our team is currently seeking high-performing, patient-centered, team-oriented staff for Respiratory Therapists. Hilo Medical Center has a 4-star rating, which places it in the top 20% of hospitals nationwide. Job duties: Responsible for independently administering respiratory tests and treatment to patient with respiratory diseases and disorders including cases involving critically ill, pediatric, adult and neonatal patients. Must be available to work shifts, weekends, and holidays, as necessary, based on hospital operations. Salary: $57,120 per year. Benefits: Holidays: 13 paid holidays per year Vacation: 21 days per year Sick Leave: 21 days per year Medical, Prescription Drug, Vision, Dental and Retirement Prerequisite Qualifications Required for the Entry Level Education and Essential Knowledge and Abilities:Graduation from high school and two (2) years progressively responsible, full-time clinical work experience in a respiratory therapy program or services under licensed medical supervision. The work must have involved such duties as administering treatment procedures in medical gas therapy, humidity therapy, post-operative techniques, pulmonary functions, blood gas analysis, critical care, cardiopulmonary pathophysiology and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, including various types of respiratory therapy equipment, monitoring patients during treatments, charting observations and procedures, cleaning and sterilizing respiratory therapy equipment and performing operational maintenance, and performing or participating in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Evidence of the appropriate training (e.g. official transcript of diploma) should be submitted with the application to be given credit for education. A legible photocopy will be accepted. However, Hilo Medical Center reserves the right to request an official copy. Substitutions allowed: Completion of a two (2) year community college or other accredited program in respiratory therapy resulting in an Associate of Science degree may be substituted for the Entry Level. Prerequisite Qualifications Required for the Full Performance Level Experience and Essential Knowledge and Abilities: In addition to the entry level qualifications, one (1) year of progressively responsible clinical work experience which demonstrated competence in independently administering treatment and/or testing procedures in pulmonary functions, blood gas analysis, critical care including mechanical ventilation, and pediatric/neonatal respiratory care. Substitutions allowed: Completion of a four (4) year college or university accredited program in respiratory therapy resulting in a Bachelor of Science degree may be substituted for all of the required experience. Certification Required: Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider (adult, child and infant) must be obtained within (6) months of employment. Current Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider (adult, child and infant) is preferred. Please submit copy of certification with the application. LICENSURE: Current Respiratory Therapy license to practice in the State of Hawaii is preferred. Please submit copy with the application. Desirable Qualifications: Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) recognized by the National Board of Respiratory Care or Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRTT) recognized by the National Board of Respiratory Care. EEG and PFT experience preferred. SUPPLEMENT: Applicants must submit the Supplement for RESPIRATORY THERAPY TECHNICIAN for each employer which involves Respiratory Therapy work with the application. Interested? Contacted Marla Walters, Recruiter, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Vacancy announcement, application, and supplement may be found at https://www.hilomedicalcenter.org/careers.