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Bon Secours Mercy Health Respiratory Aide II in Lima, Ohio

At Bon Secours Mercy Health, we are dedicated to continually improving health care quality, safety and cost effectiveness. Our hospitals, care sites and clinicians are recognized for clinical and operational excellence.

Primary Function/General Purpose of Position

The Respiratory Aide II, under the supervision of a licensed Respiratory Therapist, may provide basic respiratory care to non-acute patients. This role may also be responsible for cleaning, assembling, and maintaining respiratory supplies and equipment. Must maintain a clean, organized, and functional work area.

Essential Job Functions

  • ​Under the supervision of a licensed Respiratory Therapist, draws arterial and/or capillary blood samples from patients, processes the sample, record and report results, and perform quality controls as required.

  • May administer oxygen delivery devices. Sets-up and monitors non-invasive equipment such as oximeters or end-tidal CO2 analyzers.

  • May provides basic respiratory therapy techniques to include: Aerosol Therapy, Postural Drainage and Percussion, Incentive Spirometry, Metered Dose Inhalers, and all other treatment modalities.

  • May perform EKG’s; understands electronic monitoring, lead placement, and basic arrhythmias.

  • Cleans, sterilizes, assembles, tests, and maintains par levels of facility respiratory equipment.

  • Orders, maintains, and delivers oxygen to units.

  • Ensures respiratory equipment is available for procedures and examinations

  • Arranges for the repair of broken equipment.

  • Fills orders for respiratory supplies and equipment

  • Receives for respiratory supplies and equipment deliveries

  • Inspects supplies and equipment deliveries for damage

  • Labels storage bins, shelves, and other inventory locations

This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.


Current Respiratory Care Limited Permit, as required by the state they are working

BLS Basic Life Support - American Heart Association (required)


A current student in good standing with an AMA approved Respiratory Care Program or a recent graduate of an AMA approved Respiratory Care Program (required)

Work Experience






Patient Population – Competency is based on the patient population of the site/facility

Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age, specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in departmental policies and procedures.

Neonates (0-4 weeks)

Infant (1-12 months)

Pediatrics (1-12 years)

Adolescents (13-17 years)

Adults (18-64 years)

Geriatrics (65 years and older)

Working Conditions

Periods of high stress and fluctuating workloads may occur.

May be exposed to high noise levels and bright lights.

May be exposed to limited hazardous substances or body fluids.*

May be exposed to human blood and other potentially infectious materials.*

May have periods of constant interruptions.

* Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control.

Physical Requirements

Physical Demands

Frequency 0% 1-33% 34-66% 67-100%

Lifting/ Carrying (0-50 lbs.) X

Lifting/ Carrying (50-100 lbs.) X

Push/ Pull (0-50 lbs.) X

Push/ Pull (50-100 lbs.) X

Stoop, Kneel X

Crawling X

Climbing X

Balance X

Bending X

Work Position

Frequency 0% 1-33% 34-66% 67-100%

Sitting X

Walking X

Standing X

Additional Physical Requirements/Hazards

Physical Requirements

Manual dexterity (eye/hand coordination)

Perform shift work

Maneuver weight of patients

Hear alarms/telephone/audio recordings

Reach above shoulder

Repetitive arm/hand movements

Finger Dexterity

Color Vision

Acuity – far

Acuity – near


Depth perception

Use of Latex products

Exposure to toxic/caustic/chemicals/detergents

Exposure to moving mechanical parts

Exposure to dust/fumes

Exposure to potential electrical shock

Exposure to x ray/electromagnetic energy

Exposure to high pitched noises

Gaseous risk exposure


Strong interpersonal skills and able to effectively interact with patients, their families, physicians, and other staff members

Good communication skills

Able to effectively work with diverse people


Able to keep accurate records and inventories of supplies

Prioritizes work appropriately.

Basic computer skills


Creative thinking

Good customer service skills

Good organizational skills and time management skills

Good oral and written communication

Able to receive feedback

Able to gather and interpret data


Knowledge of non-invasive respiratory therapy equipment such as oximeters or end-tidal CO2 analyzers

Therapeutic Procedures to include CPAP/BiPap, jet aerosol, oxygen therapy, incentive spirometry, chest physiotherapy, pulse oximetry, high flow oxygen, continuous aerosols, ventilator management, diagnostic testing.

Understanding of EKGs, electronic monitoring, lead placement, and basic arrhythmias.

Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:

Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans

Prescription drug coverage

Flexible spending accounts

Life insurance w/AD&D

Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible

Paid time off

Educational Assistance

And much more

*Benefits offerings vary according to employment status

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email recruitment@mercy.com . If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com