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Avera Queen of Peace

Respiratory Therapist (Registered) - Fulltime

Avera Queen of Peace

Location:Alexandria, SD, 57311

Job Description

Join the team at Avera!

Award Winning Health Care:Avera has been named among the nations 15 Top Health Systems, Forbes list of Americas Best-in-State Employers and Level 10 Most Wired Health Care Organization by CHIME.

Culture: Be part of a multidisciplinary team built on teamwork, with compassion and the goal of Moving Health Forward for you and our patients. Work where you matter.

You Belong at Avera:Competitive pay, front-loaded PTO and options for free health insurance, sign-on bonuses, various shifts to fit your lifestyle and opportunities for career growth.

Join the Avera team as a Respiratory Therapist (RT) committed to positive outcomes for patients, and families.

$15,000 sign-on bonus!

Position Highlights:

  • BONUS:May be eligible for$15,000sign on bonus with a three-year commitment!
  • Student Loan Repayment:Please inquire aboutAverasStudent Loan Repayment Program, which helps you pay off your loans and save money. Each month an extra payment of $167 (up to $10,000) fromAverawill help pay down your principal balance faster.
  • Enjoys delivery care with a team passionate about quality patient outcomes
  • Appreciates an active, challenging care environment that requires critical thinking
  • On demand virtual RT support is available during all shifts through Avel eRT.
  • Is seeking to develop relationships by providing respiratory therapies, education & companionship with patients as well as their families
  • If you have a passion and desire to enrich lives and touch the hearts of patients, consider joining our team in providing compassionate, high quality care and services within a caring Christian culture.

Job Summary

  • Under medical supervision, able to skillfully administer and suggest to physicians, proper respiratory procedures and protocols.
  • Performs duties which include but are not limited to: IPPB, SVN, O2 therapy, pulse oximetry, peak flow and incentive spirometry.
  • Full Time benefit eligible: 72 hours per pay period, including other weekend and every other holiday.
  • Weekend and Shift differential.
  • Involved in code blue, rapid response, Adultventilator management


  • Certified/registered or eligible to be certified/registered in CRT or RRT required.
  • NRP and BLS Certification within 6 months of employment required.
  • Licensure for Respiratory Care according to South Dakota regulatory requirement.


The hourly range for this position is listed below. Actual hourly rate dependent upon experience.