Respiratory Therapist | FT

Department: Vail

Type: Full Time

Location: Vail, CO

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Vail Health is hiring an experienced Respiratory Therapist to be On-Call


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About the Position

A Respiratory Therapist at Vail Health provides care to patients that have trouble breathing from chronic ailments or acute illnesses. The patients you will treat will range from premature infants with underdeveloped lungs to elderly patients with diseased lungs, in addition to emergency cases. When a patient arrives, you will interview the patient and examine them using a variety of diagnostic tests to best evaluate the patient's needs. Once the patient's needs are accurately determined, you will create and implement a treatment plan that may include chest physiotherapy, aerosol or other forms of medication, and special equipment. You will educate the patient and their family on the treatment plan and continuously monitor and record the patient's progress. 

About the Respiratory Care at Vail Health

Vail Health's Cardiopulmonary Services office is open 24 hours/day, seven days/week, including holidays. Diagnostic testing is conducted from 8 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Our doctors and staff are experts in the effects of high altitude on respiratory care and sleep patterns and disorders. Cardiopulmonary Services also supports the world-recognized orthopaedic surgery program, as well as the hospital's Level II nursery and Level III trauma center, providing diagnostic and therapeutic interventions to routine and critical care patients. The Cardiopulmonary Services at Vail Health are accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). The Cardiopulmonary Blood Gas laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists, which is the gold standard for blood gas laboratories. 


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  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Short- and Long-Term disability
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 403(b) Retirement plan
  • Generous PTO
  • Tuition and childcare reimbursement
  • Employee dependent scholarships
  • Student loan forgiveness program
  • Payroll deduction for ski passes and discounted gym memberships
  • Corporate volunteer program
  • Employee wellness program
  • Professional development opportunities and funds
  • Diversity training
  • Fun volunteer opportunities, such as Pink Vail


  • Full Time
  • On-Call


  • 2 years of Respiratory Therapist experience in an Accredited hospital
  • Neonatal and Pediatric critical patient care experience
  • Licensed as a Respiratory Therapist in Colorado
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist by National Board for Respiratory Care
  • BLS, ACLS, and NRP certification
  • PALS certification preferred


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About Vail Health

Vail Health is a nonprofit community health care system that serves patients and guests from around the world. Locally governed and operated by a volunteer board of directors, Vail Health includes a 56-bed hospital, along with numerous other services and access points, and is accredited by the Joint Commission. Vail Health is the only health care system in Colorado to have been named in “150 top places to work in healthcare | 2019” by Becker’s Hospital Review.

Vail Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes and encourages diversity in the workplace.

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Vail Health is a nonprofit, community health care system with locations in Eagle and Summit counties. Vail Health offers a 56-bed hospital, 24/7 emergency care, helipad, urgent care clinics, cancer care, breast centers, cardiovascular services, surgery, childbirth, physical therapy, internal medicine, endocrinology, and more.

Respiratory Therapist | FT