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Respiratory Care Practitioner


  • Froedtert Health
  • 07/02/20
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • 53226
  • Hourly / Hourly
  • Part-Time
Location: US:WI:WEST BEND at our FROEDTERT WEST BEND HOSPITAL facility.
FTE-Part Time
48 hours per 6 week schedule; occasional weekends; 2 holidays per year. Needs to be available day shifts. Must cross-train to FHMF within 1 year of hire.

The Respiratory Care Department has experienced recent growth and is looking for motivated individuals to join our team of Practitioners. With new opportunities and initiatives for practitioners to be involved in, the department is recruiting.

Responsibilities: A Respiratory Care Practitioner performs designated Respiratory Care and Pulmonary diagnostic procedures, in accordance with established policies and procedures by the department and hospital, in the treatment, management, control, diagnostic evaluation, and care of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system. The Respiratory Care services include, but are not limited to, the following activities performed upon physician order: Therapeutic treatment and diagnostic testing performed with use of medical gases and equipment, environmental control systems, humidification, and aerosols; Administration of medications to the cardiopulmonary system; ventilatory support, including maintenance and management of life support systems; Bronchopulmonary clearance and breathing exercises; Patient education; cardiopulmonary resuscitation; Maintenance of natural and artificial airways. These procedures are performed in critical care and non-critical care areas, on patients of all ages. Responsible for performing job duties in accordance with mission, vision, and values of Froedtert Health System. Other duties as assigned.

Summary: Minimum of 1 year of worked or educational clinical experience in both general and critical care is required. 2+ years of experience in a hospital setting providing respiratory care is preferred. Graduate of an accredited Respiratory Care program is required. Bachelor's degree in Respiratory Care or related health field, is preferred. Current State of Wisconsin License as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) is required. Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), is required. New graduates have 6 months from date of hire to obtain this credential. Staff hired prior to July 1, 2002, are grandfathered into this job code/position number. All other staff must maintain an active RRT credential. American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider (BLS) or an AHA approved equivalent is required. American Heart Association (AHA) Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is required within 6 months of hire. American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) and Wisconsin Society for Respiratory Care (WSRC) membership is preferred.

We invite you to review the job posting above. If you meet the requirements and qualifications for this opportunity, you are encouraged to apply.

Thank you for considering a career with Froedtert Health!

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer who values and maintains an environment that attracts, recruits, engages and retains a diverse workforce. As a federal contractor/subcontractor, we take affirmative action in employment based on race, sex, disability and status as a protected veteran. We welcome protected veterans to share their priority consideration status with us at 262-439-1961. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


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