Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

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Jefferson City, MO, 65109
Calendar date
Jul 29, 2024
2:00pm - 2:30am

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Have you had enough mandatory overtime, weekends, and holidays? Tired of waiting for Friday to get paid? You’ve come to the right place. Respiratory Therapists choose ShiftMed to work when, where, and how often they want—and get paid right after a shift. Now you can, too!  

ShiftMed is a top nursing jobs app that easily connects you with local healthcare facilities that need RT support on a per diem, short-term, long-term, or permanent basis. In other words, you can work 8 hours this week and 40 the next—that’s right, you’re always in control of your work schedule!

What We Need
We need reliable, career-minded respiratory therapists who can deliver safe, compassionate care to vulnerable patient populations in healthcare settings, such as skilled nursing facilities, nursing homes, and assisted living communities. 

What You Can Expect
While our nursing jobs app lets you call the shifts, our fully loaded suite of benefits helps make your life better. As a ShiftMed RT, you can expect:

Competitive Pay: We offer competitive hourly pay* and provide earning opportunities outside standard wages, including holiday rates, bonuses, and promotional sweepstakes.

W-2 Employment: You’re a W-2 employee (not a 1099 contractor), so you pay less in payroll taxes and spend less time on tax paperwork. 

Health Benefits: You can access affordable healthcare coverage plans for you and your family after working just one shift. Offerings include medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, and life insurance options.  

Payday Every Day: ShiftMed Instant Pay™ lets you access up to 75% of your pre-tax earnings after clocking out of a shift—with ZERO bank transaction fees. 

Job Highlights:

ShiftMed is the approved provider of on-demand nurses for SSM Health and with us, you can decide when, where, and how often you work.
At SSM Health, we know the healing power of presence begins with compassionate employees like you. As a Respiratory Care Practitioner, you’ve chosen a career where patients matter–a lot.

You can expect a work environment where:

Respiratory Care Practitioners feel valued, respected, and free to express themselves; Each employee finds meaning in work, leveraging skills and talents toward a greater purpose; Teamwork and collaboration is encouraged, while management is supportive.

If you’re a patient advocate first…

If you listen and respond with great care…

If the needs, wants and goals of each patient matter to you…

Then we’d love to learn more! Please fill out your application today.

Join a network of healthcare professionals just as kind and powerful as you.

Job Summary:

Provides evaluation of and care for respiratory therapy patients. Administers prescribed respiratory therapeutic services.

Job Responsibilities and Requirements:


  • Assesses patient for appropriate type and frequency of treatment and develops a plan of care based on diagnosis.
  • Responsible for providing respiratory care services in accordance with specific physician's orders, department policies and procedures and guidelines.
  • Implements and monitors patient care plan and equipment. Monitors, records and communicates patient condition. Performs advanced respiratory care modalities.
  • Evaluates respiratory practice, administration of medications, and treatment based on patient outcome.
  • Educates the patient and family about the health condition and provides information about community support groups and other available programs.
  • Assists with care, calibration and maintenance of all equipment. Participates in maintaining departmental inventory levels for supplies and equipment.
  • Processes equipment per established cleaning/sterilization procedures.
  • Responds to Medical Emergencies and Rapid Responses.
  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Associate's degree in Respiratory Care or equivalent years of experience and education.


No experience required.


  • Constant use of speech to share information through oral communication.
  • Constant standing and walking.
  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.
  • Frequent sitting, reaching, and keyboard use/data entry.
  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.
  • Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors.
  • Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.
  • Occasional lifting/moving of patients.
  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting, gripping, and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
  • Occasional driving.
  • Rare crawling and running.

Licenses / Certifications:

Basic Life Support HealthCare Provider (BLS HCP) - American Heart Association (AHA), FUTURE - Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider (BLS HCP) within 90 days - American Heart Association (AHA), FUTURE - Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) within 12 months - National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), Letter of Acknowledgement of Receipt of Application for Respiratory Care Practitioner. - Oklahoma Medical Board, Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) - National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), Respiratory Care Practitioner, Registered - Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), Respiratory Care Practitioner - Missouri Division of Professional Registration, Respiratory Care Practitioner - Oklahoma Medical Board, Respiratory Care Practitioner - Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, Respiratory Educ Permit - Missouri Division of Professional Registration

Job Type:

W-2 Employee Position 


Respiratory Therapy


Apply today to join our RT team, we look forward to meeting you!

ShiftMed adheres to CMS and local Department of Health guidance on Covid-19 vaccinations. Healthcare professionals (HCPs) must be up to date on all recommended Covid-19 vaccinations, including a booster dose when required. HCPs who are not up to date on Covid-19 vaccination doses may be required to undergo weekly testing and comply with mask mandates at ShiftMed client facilities. Vaccinated workers may still be subject to regular Covid-19 symptom screenings including temperature and symptom checks.

ShiftMed is committed to offering nurses a platform that helps them build a flexible schedule by bringing together hundreds of shifts to choose from. Rates offered may differ based on the location of assisted living, skilled nursing facilities, and hospitals that we've partnered up with. All advertised rates reflect the minimum, average and/or maximum wages ShiftMed's partner facilities currently offer. Hourly rates fluctuate throughout each week depending on the facility you schedule shifts with.