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Respiratory Therapist - Respiratory Therapy
We are pleased that you are exploring employment opportunities with Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center (AVRMC). AVRMC is located in La Junta, Colorado, just east of the Rocky Mountains. We provide a range of services and serve the Southeastearn Region. We are looking for compassionate, ambitious, and talented professionals to join our team. We hope that you will join our mission to provide extraordinary care. Applicants may obtain an application through our website: All applications may be emailed to Thank you for your interest in AVRMC!

Job Description

Maintains knowledge of various methods of oxygen deliver, including the necessary equipment.
Remains alert, assesses possible side effects to oxygen delivery.
Administers respiratory therapy treatments, understands the purpose of each and the possible side effects associated with each. Has the ability to react to those side effects appropriately.
Sets up and monitors mechanical ventilators and the associated critical care duties required for such treatments, such as airway management and tracheal suctioning, including troubleshooting.
Able to assess patient for optimal level of function or participation in rehabilitation. Ability to educate on modalities, and make appropriate physician contact for intervention when appropriate.
Performs arterial punctures to obtain arterial blood samples for blood as analysis, and understands the possible complications and contraindications associated with the procedure. Ability to react to these complications.
Follows departmental equipment sterilization procedures.
Documents all pertinent data in the patient’s medical record following completion of any service.


Current State of Colorado Respiratory Therapist license *Graduate of an AMA-approved school of respiratory therapy.
Successful completion of Neonatal Resuscitation certification recommended.
Current ACLS certification required
Current BLS certification required

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package in a progressive environment. All applicants must visit our website at for an application and more information.

Additional Information
Position Type : Full Time
Shift : Other
Hourly Wage: $22.70 - $34.06 per/hour

Contact Information
Human Resources
1100 Carson Ave
La Junta, CO 81050
Phone: 719-383-6060
Fax: 719-383-6062
CRT, RRT, Respiratory, RT

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