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Respiratory Therapist


Ouachita County Medical Center is seeking applications for Full-Time, Part-Time and PRN Respiratory Therapist.

The Respiratory Therapist treats individuals with health care issues affecting the cardiopulmonary system. The Respiratory Therapist performs and initial assessment of the patient, performs basic and advanced therapeutic interventions, documents care based on standards of care and practice, and completes on-going assessments as determined by the patient condition. The Respiratory Therapist also involves the patient, family and/or other significant individuals in care decisions, coordinates care between other professional disciplines, and serves as a role model and mentor to new and less experienced staff.

Required Criteria:

License: Valid license to practice respiratory therapy in the state of Arkansas.

Certified or Registered Respiratory Therapist credentials required.

Current CPR Healthcare Provider certification.

Must be able to perform Updraft Therapy, Bloodgases, BIPAP/CPAP, Ventilators, EKG's and willing to train in other areas within the Respiratory Therapy Department as required.

All applicants must have strong interpersonal skills, be able to perform well individually and within group settings, have the ability to handle situations professionally and accurately, and must be able to provide care with courtesy, friendliness and respect. If this applies to you, please click on the link below to submit an Application. 

Individuals who prefer to apply for employment in person may do so Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:30am – 4:30pm in the Human Resources office. This office is located downstairs, at the back of the hospital. All applications remain active for 6 months, so please be sure to include your telephone number on the application. If you are selected, we will contact you to schedule an interview. Drug screens are required for all new employees. Any questions regarding your application, interview or drug screen should be directed to our Human Resources department at (870) 836-1295.

Ouachita County Medical Center is committed to a professional working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the surrounding community. In accordance with federal and state law, OCMC prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is OCMC policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.