Respiratory Therapist (FT) Nights

  • Location HATTIESBURG, MS (Merit Health Wesley)
    Full Time
  • Department Respiratory Therapy
  • Field Clinical
  • Full Time

Job Description


As a Respiratory Therapist, at Merit Health Wesley, you'll play a vital role in doing what you do best-providing quality care to our patients!

About the Job:

  • The Respiratory Therapist is responsible for the administration of pharmacological, diagnostic, and therapeutic agents related to respiratory care procedures necessary to implement treatment, disease prevention, pulmonary rehabilitative, or diagnostic regimes prescribed by physicians.
  • Full Time position Night shift (12 hr. shifts)


  • An Associate's degree from an accredited Respiratory Therapy Program is required. One year of acute Respiratory Therapy Services is preferred.
  • A credential of Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) or Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT).
  • A Respiratory Therapist License issued by the state of Mississippi.
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) are a requirement. (NRP and PALS within 90 days of hire.)
  • Experience in Ventilators, High Flow O2 and BiPaps is a must.
  • Cerner charting experience is a plus.
  • Must possess a positive attitude and good time management skills. 

  • Night shift (12 hour shifts) 

Duties Include:

  • Assists in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with pulmonary disorders.
  • Collects and analyzes sputum, blood, and breath specimens to determine levels of oxygen, carbon dioxide, and other gases.
  • Proper assessment, observation and monitoring of signs and symptoms, general behavior, and general physical response to Respiratory Care treatments and diagnostic testing.
  • The Respiratory Therapist will recommend and initiate appropriate respiratory care procedures and protocols based on observed abnormalities, implement changes in treatment pursuant to the written or verbal orders of a physician.
  • Collaborates with other professional disciplines to ensure effective and efficient patient care deliver to achieve desired outcomes.
  • The Respiratory Therapist must have the ability to assess and initiate emergency procedures.


About Merit Health Wesley:

We know it’s not just about finding a job. It’s about finding a place where you are respected, valued and where your work is purposeful and fulfilling. A place where your talent is recognized, professional development is encouraged and career advancement is possible.

  • At Merit Health Wesley our people provide great care. We are more than 250 physicians strong, while employing more than 1,000 healthcare professionals who have been nationally recognized for patient safety and quality care.
  • We are a dynamic entity, continually changing and growing in size, service and scope to meet the needs of South Mississippi.
  • Our 211-bed facility is conveniently located on a beautiful 85-acre healthcare campus in west Hattiesburg, along one of the most rapidly expanding retail corridors in Lamar County.
  • Even with these changes, one thing has—and always will—remain the same: our team of professional caregivers strives to uphold the principles upon which this facility was founded more than 100 years ago: Loving God, Serving Others, and Excelling in Healthcare.

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