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Respiratory Therapist RRT-Respiratory Therapy Full Time Nights $10000 Sign on Bonus

Location Lake Forest, Illinois Business Unit Lake Forest Hospital Job REQID 134753 Job Function Respiratory Shift Night Job (3rd) Apply Now


  • $10,000 Tuition Reimbursement per year ($5,700 part-time)
  • $10,000 Student Loan Repayment ($5,000 part-time)
  • $1,000 Professional Development per year ($500 part-time)
  • $250 Wellbeing Fund per year($125 for part-time)
  • Matching 401(k)
  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Life insurance
  • Annual Employee Salary Increase and Incentive Bonus
  • Paid time off and Holiday pay

Pay Starting at: $34.28+ per hour based on experience

Northwestern Medicine is powered by a community of colleagues who are purpose-driven and committed to our mission to deliver world-class care. Here, you'll work alongside some of the best clinical talent in the nation leading the way in medical innovation and breakthrough research with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

We recognize where you've been, and we support where you're headed. We celebrate diverse perspectives and experiences, which fuel our commitment to equity and culture of service.

Grow your career with comprehensive training and development opportunities, mentorship programs, educational support and student loan repayment.

  • Create the life you envision for yourself with flexible work options, a Reimbursable Well-Being Fund and a Total Rewards package that support your physical, mental, emotional and financial well-being.
  • Make a difference through volunteer opportunities we offer in local communities and drive inclusive change through our workforce-led resource groups.

From discovery to delivery, come help us shape the future of medicine.


**This is a full-time position at 36 hours per week located at Lake Forest Hospital. The hours for the role as 7pm to 7:30am with a weekend rotation. This position is offering a $10,000 sign on bonus. ***

The Respiratory Therapist RRT reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization’s Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.


  • Performs all respiratory care procedures including patient assessments and implements treatment and therapies in accordance with department and hospital protocols and with-in physician order.
  • Implements and evaluates the plan of care related to respiratory procedures including but not limited to aerosol, secretion mobilization, and hyperinflation therapies.
  • Provides care for patient requiring ventilator assistance, complex respiratory devices and procedures and interprets clinical data necessary for the delivery of quality patient care.
  • Performs comprehensive ventilator management and monitors the cardiopulmonary status of patients receiving intensive respiratory care.
  • Demonstrates competency and can perform without supervision all procedures required in adult ICU, Peds, Emergency Room, and Special Care Nursery/NICU.
  • Performs diagnostic studies on patients as designated by department policy and/or by physician order.
  • Initiates and monitors, invasive and all non-invasive arterial blood gas measurement monitors.
  • Consults with Physicians, RN’s, other Health care professionals and participates in daily patient rounds for assigned area to promote consistent quality and delivery of patient care. 
  • Demonstrates clinical competence and Implements appropriate actions to respond to needs of patients and family members.
  • Monitors and documents the patient response to therapeutic interventions and progress toward outcomes. Completes all documentation for patient charting in compliance with standards for accuracy and content as established by the department and NM.
  • Services as a resource and role model for new staff, students and other NM personnel and assists with precepting and orienting.
  • Demonstrates teamwork by helping co-workers and across departments. Communicates effectively with others and works collaboratively with all hospital services to responsibly accomplish daily work and maintain an environment of excellence.
  • Responsible for meeting all the department’s expectations for all age group and participate in huddles, and is aware of information shared in e-mails and other form of communications.
  • Manages work Schedule efficiently by completing timely documentation, cleans and sets up equipment and enters accurate billing and charges for provided services.
  • See additional addendum for Leve 2 and Level 3 RCP



  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)- National Board of Respiratory Care
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP)- Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (within three months of hire)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) – American Academy of Pediatrics (within three months of hire)
  • Associate Degree in Applied Art/Science (AAS)



  • Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist (CPFT)- National Board of Respiratory Care
  • Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist (RPFT)- National Board of Respiratory Care
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) through American Heart Association
  • Neonatal/ Pediatric Specialist (NPS)- National Board of Respiratory Care
  • Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS)

Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

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