**$5,000.00 Sign On Bonus**
At East Alabama Medical Center, our mission is high quality, compassionate health care, and that statement guides everything we do. We set high standards for customer service, quality, and keeping costs under control.
This position is responsible for independently performing respiratory care procedures which requires the ability to interpret physician orders, assess patient needs, deliver prescribed therapy and evaluate patient response. This includes invasive procedures that may be performed with minimal supervision and minor assistance in patient care units and critical care areas. Therapists will serve in a consulting role by communicating suggestions to other members of the clinical team regarding the respiratory care delivered to patients in all areas of the hospital. The position requires the ability to respond promptly to changes in workload and adjustment in assignments as needed to achieve optimal productivity, efficacy and quality patient care.
Neonate (Birth to 28 days)
Pediatric (29 days - 16 years)
Young Adult (17 - 40 yrs.)
Middle Adult (40 -65 yrs.)
Older Adult (age 66 & above)
Associates Degree in Respiratory Therapy or Grandfathered in by NBRC
Less than one year accepted
ACLS must be obtained within 12 months of DOH/Transfer
Active Alabama State Board of Respiratory Therapy License
BLS obtained within 90 days of hire or transfer
PALS must be obtained within 12 months of DOH/Transfer.
Associate degree or higher in Respiratory Therapy from a CoArc accredited program
1 year Respiratory Care experience preferred
East Alabama Medical Center (EAMC) is a regional referral hospital with a Level 3 Trauma Center and 340-beds located in Opelika that serves 11 regional counties. The EAMC organization includes EAMC-Lanier hospital in Valley; between the two hospitals and their collective service lines, there are approximately 3,500 employees in the organization. EAMC is Lee County’s second largest employer, with Auburn University being the first. Among the services that EAMC provides are open-heart surgery and cancer treatment, both of which are highly acclaimed specialties at EAMC. EAMC offers Woman and Children’s Services and a Level II Nursery. EAMC also operates non-mainstream services, including RehabWorks, HealthPlus Fitness Center, the Diabetes & Nutrition Center, the Wound Treatment Center and the Auburn University Medical Clinic. EAMC-Lanier has a nursing home, acute rehab unit and offers occupational medicine.
EAMC has a long tradition of service to its patients, physicians, community and employees. From the highly regarded Cornerstone program, which reaches out with financial support to EAMC employees in need, to a generous benefits package that meets the unique needs of our employees at a reasonable cost, EAMC feels that a workforce that is cared for will do a much better job of caring for patients.
East Alabama Medical Center