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Respiratory Therapist

Date Posted:  Jan 13, 2022
Requisition ID:  301803

West Lafayette, IN, US, 47906

Work for Indiana 

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day. 


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population.  As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


About the Indiana Veterans' Home:
The Indiana Veterans' Home is located in West Lafayette, Indiana. Originally created to care for veterans of the Civil War, the Indiana Veterans’ Home welcomed its first resident in 1896. Located on 250+ acres in West Lafayette, IVH is a full-service care facility offering a complete array of services for residents. 

The mission of the Indiana Veterans' Home is to honor Indiana's veterans and their spouses by providing the highest level of care in a therapeutic home-like environment, enhancing health and yielding optimal quality of life. To do this and meet the unique needs of these heroes and their families, we deliver compassionate and comprehensive skilled care while integrating arts and cultural programming and preserving the rich history of the Home.


The salary for this position may be commensurate with education and/or experience.

About the Job:

Incumbent works as a Rehabilitation Therapy Assistant in the Nursing Department of the IVH. Performs all aspects of Restorative Nursing care, within the scope of the Certified Nurse Aide training rules, and Restorative nursing standards, with moderate supervision. Reports to Nurse Supervisor 6.

A Day in the Life:

  • Collects and measures specimens to determine levels of oxygen, carbon dioxide and other gases;

  • Measures the lung capacity of patients to determine any impaired respiratory functions;

  • Administers treatment prescribed by a physician for the care of patients with abnormalities associated with the process of breathing

  • Assumes responsibility for respiratory care treatments;

  • Follows general goals and objectives for respiratory program services;

  • Reviews and follows quality assurance procedures established for all respiratory program services;

  • Completes the compilation and maintenance of rehabilitation treatment team records, reports and statistical data;

  • Follows recommendations regarding departmental procedures and policy changes;

  • Performs related duties as required.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Must have and hold a valid Certified Respiratory Therapist License from the State of Indiana;
  • Must have a Technical Certificate or an Associate's Degree from an educational program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care or the Commission on
  • Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs;
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of respiratory therapy and their application to individual activities;
  • Advanced knowledge of causes, symptoms and nature of various respiratory illnesses and the application of treatment plans;
  • Thorough knowledge of state and federal laws and accreditation/certification standards that affect the delivery of respiratory services;
  • Working knowledge of administrative and personnel management techniques as related to the effective supervision and direction of programs;
  • Ability to formulate and implement treatment plans and respiratory programs and ensure their effectiveness;
  • Ability to follow respiratory intervention programs which best meets the patient's needs;
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

  • The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:
  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave
  • Free Parking
  • Free LinkedIn Learning


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Nearest Major Market: Lafayette