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Respiratory Therapy Tech 1

Springfield Memorial Hospital
Springfield, IL
Tracking Code 2024-19764

Position Summary

Day Shift

Initiate, maintain, & discontinue basic respiratory care equipment.  Manage & organize Respiratory Care inventory.  Order Respiratory Care supplies. 

Highlights & Benefits

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Memorial Childcare
  • Mental Health Services
  • Growth Opportunities
  • Continuing Education
  • Local and National Discounts
  • Pet Insurance
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(k)
  • Life Insurance and Voluntary Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program and Colleague Wellness
  • Adoption Assistance

Required Skills

  1. Minimal cleaning and maintenance of R.T. equipment.
  1. Prepares and tests R.T. equipment for proper & safe operation. Reports malfunctioning equipment to manager.
  1. Follows and enforces safety rules of R.T. Department & hospital. Also follows special instructions, such as isolation precautions to prevent the spread of infection.
  1. Receives, verifies, and processes all necessary documentation for correct order.
  1. Documents patient oxygen use for charging purposes by visual inspection of every patient care unit bed.
  1. Changes humidifiers and aerosol generators according to department policy.
  1. Performs emergency rounds according to department policy.
  1. Distributes E-cylinders of oxygen to the designated gas stations within MMC
  1. Uses the ESI system to order routine department supplies.
  1. Places special orders for equipment when needed.
  1. Maintains, organizes, cleans, and stocks storerooms.
  1. Participates in departmental in-services, continuing education, and other staff development activities.
  1. Follows MMC and Pulmonary Medicine infection control policies. Keeps all patient information confidential and follows MMC Guest Relations guidelines.
  1. Performs other related duties as assigned. Duties overseen by shift supervisor or designee.


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job.  Incumbents may be requested to perform tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.



Required Experience


High school graduate or equivalent required.


Two years of experience in a medical field required.

Springfield, IL

Colleen Corcoran


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