UnityPoint Health

Respiratory Therapist-Fort Dodge

Requisition ID
US-IA-Fort Dodge
214 S 25th St
9400 UnityPoint at Home Affiliate
Fort Dodge
Operations- HME- FD
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits


Respiratory Therapist 

Fort Dodge, IA

$10K Sign on bonus


Monday-Friday, Daytime hours

Full Time Benefits



***Employee will need to work on a rotating on call schedule


Respiratory Therapists will perform diagnostic pulmonary evaluations and respiration therapy treatments designed to treat patients with deficiencies and dysfunctions of the pulmonary system.  Pulmonary evaluation involves acquiring, analyzing and interpreting data that is obtained from diagnostic tests and specimens.


Why UnityPoint Health?  

  • Commitment to our Team – We’ve been named a Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022 by Becker’s Healthcare for our commitment to our team members.  
  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.  
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.  
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.  
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.  
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.  


Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org/  



Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Essential functions are the duties and responsibilities that are essential to the position (not a task list).  Do not include if less than 5% of work time is spent on this duty.  Be specific without giving explicit instructions on how to perform the task.  Do not include duties that are to be performed in the future.  Duties should be action oriented and avoid vague or general statements. 

% of Time


Patient Care

·        Meets patient’s goals and needs and provides quality care by conducting pulmonary function tests; assess test results in consultation with physicians and nursing team.

·        Documents information to a patient’s medical record while maintaining accurate and complete records.

·        Assembles, maintains and calibrates respiratory therapy equipment.



Patient Education

·        Provides educational opportunities to patients, families and other health care associates focusing on health and preventative maintenance. 



Basic UPH Performance Criteria        

·        Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

·        Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

·        Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

·        Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

·        Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

·        Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse.  Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.  Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.



Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that required of the employee.  Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.


Demonstration of UPH Values and Standards of Behaviors

Consistently demonstrates UnityPoint Health’s values in the performance of job duties and responsibilities

Foster Unity:

·        Leverage the skills and abilities of each person to enable great teams.

·        Collaborate across departments, facilities, business units and regions.

·        Seek to understand and are open to diverse thoughts and perspectives.

Own The Moment: 


·        Connect with each person treating them with courtesy, compassion, empathy and respect

·        Enthusiastically engage in our work.

·        Accountable for our individual actions and our team performance.

·        Responsible for solving problems regardless of the origin.

Champion Excellence:

·        Commit to the best outcomes and highest quality.

·        Have a relentless focus on exceeding expectations.

·        Believe in sharing our results, learning from our mistakes and celebrating our successes.

Seize Opportunities:

·        Embrace and promote innovation and transformation.

·        Create partnerships that improve care delivery in our communities.

·        Have the courage to challenge the status quo.



Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.





·        Completion of an accredited Respiratory Therapist program.





·        Previous experience preferred.








·        BCLS Certification.

·        Current Iowa R.C.P. license obtained after completion of entry-level RRT examination from NBRC.

·        Actively involved in obtaining RRT credential from National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).








·        Strong interpersonal skills.

·        Ability to work as a team member.

·        Ability to understand and apply guidelines, policies and procedures.

·        Strong computer skills.

·        Strong verbal and written communication skills.







Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.




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