University of Utah Health Respiratory Care Practitioner I in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah


As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position is responsible for providing respiratory care by determining and performing appropriate treatments for a variety of cardiopulmonary deficiencies. Presents diagnostic evaluations and subsequent education for on-going management and care to patients.

This position may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to State Law.


  • Performs respiratory therapy with an understanding of the indications, contraindications, hazards and precautions associated with all delivered therapy.

  • Assesses the pulmonary status of patients receiving respiratory care and makes recommendations for therapy.

  • Administers medical gases, aerosolized medications and provides therapies to maintain bronchopulmonary hygiene per protocol.

  • Supports ventilator dependent patients during intrahospital transport.

  • Sets up, maintains and monitors mechanical ventilatory support.

  • Performs airway clearance and lung volume expansion therapies and instructs patients regarding follow-up care.

  • Functions as a member of the cardiac arrest, trauma, and other emergency teams as indicated.

  • Attends and participates in physician led patient rounds as appropriate

  • May perform ECGs, ABGs, venipuncture, and other pulmonary or cardiovascular procedures as needed.

  • May provide therapist driven protocol assessments, smoking cessation education, and sleep testing as needed.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Demonstrated potential ability to perform the essential functions as outlined above.

  • Ability to provide care to the populations served.

  • Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.

  • Ability to transport, setup, and operate and maintain support machines.

  • Ability to work effectively with other healthcare professionals with conflicting treatment philosophies.




  • Associate's degree in Respiratory Care, related certification or equivalency

Licenses Required

  • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.

  • One of the following

  • Current Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential with the National Board of Respiratory Care

  • Current Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) credential with the National Board of Respiratory Care

  • Current licensure to practice as a Respiratory Care Practitioner in the State of Utah.

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred)


  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support card or Neonatal Resuscitation Program within one month of hire.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intensive work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects, such as medical equipment, or patients while providing care in a psychiatric setting. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Color Determination, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Non Indicated, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Walking

Requisition Number 31630

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type Full-Time

Shift Night

Work Schedule 1530-2300

Location Name University of Utah Hospital

Patient Care? Yes


State UT


Category Respiratory Therapy

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.