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Director of 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 Southeastern 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
Responsible for direction or Respiratory Care services, administers respiratory therapy care and life support to patients with deficiencies and abnormalities of cardiopulmonary system.
Perform diagnostic tests of cardiovascular and pulmonary system to aid physicians in diagnosis and treatment of heart and lung disorders.
Maintain quality improvement activities within the department.
Assists in formulating budget.
Knowledge of medications, treatments and their correct administration, based on age of the patient and his/her clinical condition.
Follows the five medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
Ability to assess patient, his/her needs and ability to tolerate treatment and reassessment for response to treatment.
Demonstrates knowledge of respiratory therapy and cardiology studies, treats patient appropriately based upon professional standards.
Treats patients and their families with respect and dignity. Coordinates and directs patient care to ensure patients’ needs are met and hospital policy is followed.

Current State Respiratory Therapist licensure
Graduate of an AMA-approved school of respiratory therapy.
Three of more years of previous experience in all aspects of cardiopulmonary services.
At least one year previous experience in departmental management.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package in a progressive environment.

• Medical, dental and vision benefits
• Life Insurance and short-term disability benefits
• Identity Theft benefits
• 401K retirement plan options (immediately available), Employer-matching after 1 yr.
• Rewards and Recognitions
• Employee wellness programs
• Annual salary increase opportunity
• Cafeteria meal discount
• Generous paid time off
• Shift differentials

All applicants must visit our website at for an application and more information.

Additional Information
Position Type : Full Time
Shift : Day
Hourly Wage: $38.08 - $57.12 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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