Oct 20, 2020

Polysom Trainee RRT- Pediatric Sleep Medicine

  • VCU Health System
  • Virginia, USA

Job Description

  • At Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU we nurture the champion in every child. We fight the forces that threaten them—however complex the condition or elusive the cure. We build communities of wellness. To heal the hurt of broken bones, broken hopes and broken systems. We practice with rigor and love, to restore young bodies, minds and spirits with the tenacity to take on the world. Only to find their spirit compels us to care in ways that overcome the impossible. JOB SUMMARY
    • The chief objective of this position:

      • To provide safe, reliable, diagnostic sleep testing and effective respiratory care as an advanced practitioner for neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations, in accordance to discipline training level, Clinical Practice Guidelines, hospital standards, guidelines and protocols, as well as to serve as a respiratory care and sleep medicine technical resource and educator for patients, caregivers, hospital staff and students. If applicable, RPSGT credentialed, and licensed in the state of Virginia as a polysomnographic technologist or respiratory therapist, can function as a shift team leader in the absence of the supervisor.
    • Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:

      • Licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Respiratory Therapist
      • Current registry from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
      • Current AHA BLS Certification
    • Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:

      • Current license as a Respiratory Therapist by the Commonwealth of Virginia
      • Current registry from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
      • Current RPSGT (to be obtained within 18 months of hire)
      • Current CPR certification as required by practice setting
    • Experience REQUIRED:

      • Two (2) years of clinical experience functioning as a respiratory therapist.
    • Experience PREFERRED

      • Three (3) years of experience functioning as a diagnostic respiratory therapist.
      • Two (2) years of experience in pediatrics
      • Experience that has satisfied the eligibility requirements for the Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT)
      • Academic healthcare experience
    • Education/training REQUIRED:

      • Education, training and/or experience that has satisfied the eligibility requirements for the National Board for Respiratory Care (or its predecessor organizations)
    • Education/training PREFERRED:

      • Bachelor's Degree in Respiratory Therapy from an accredited program
      • Current related credentials from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) or National Asthma Educator Certification Board (NAECB)
      • Current ACLS and/or PALS
      • Training and competency in RRT functions for neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric populations.
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