Apr 16, 2024

Respiratory Therapist I

  • UNC Health
  • Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Respiratory Therapy

Job Description

Job Description


Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.

Position qualifies for our Inpatient Respiratory Care Incentive Program, which includes a $15,000 commitment incentive with a three (3) year commitment, relocation assistance (relocation amounts based on location distance) and participation in our employee referral program ($3,000 referral bonus to employees who refer other Respiratory Therapists).

Respiratory Therapist- PULMONARY DIAGNOSTIC

Location: Pulmonary Diagnostic Services- Memorial Hospital

Scheduled Work Hours: (Days) 8:00am-4:30 pm Monday –Friday with the potential of Holiday and Saturday on call rotation.


Full-time Respiratory Therapist needed for exciting opportunity in a growing Pulmonary Diagnostic Bronchoscopy Suite. The Respiratory Therapist will work in the bronchoscopy suite and in OR bronchoscopy procedural suite assisting with BAL, Transbronchial biopsy, EBUS, Navigational bronchoscopy, as well as assisting in the bronchoscopy suite with BAL and all pleural procedures including pleurx, pleurodesis, thoracentesis and chest tubes. Must have the ability to work independently and provide competent clinical care that is consistent with professional standards. Critical Care experience and Registered Respiratory therapist (RRT) preferred. Daily accountability to the Pulmonary Diagnostic Services Manager.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Preferred:

Critical Care Experience Preferred

Current advanced practice certification in Moderate Sedation preferred.

Must obtain within 3 months of hire.


1. Administers standard Respiratory Care including but not limited to, aerosol medication delivery, basic bedside pulmonary function testing, breathing exercises, oxygen therapy, arterial cannulation and arterial punctures. Provides for all aspects of airway management including aspiration of established airways, tracheostomy care, tracheostomy tube changes, endotracheal intubations and extubations. May perform Pulmonary Function Testing as needed.
2. May be required to be on-call days, nights, weekends and holidays.
3. May Perform all aspects of ventilator care to include, but not limited to setting up the ventilator and verifying function using specialized ventilator modes to manage the patients disease process. Provide for an appropriate monitoring of these patients and provide appropriate weaning techniques.
4. Maintains and improves job knowledge and skills. Serves as resource to other staff reflective of experience level. Serves as resource for physicians and other UNCHCS staff. Aids in training new staff members, students and new physicians. Provides in-services as required. May assume Charge Therapist responsibilities.
5. Records completely all pertinent information pertaining to patient care procedures per hospital and departmental policies. Records patient information in electronic medical record system.

Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● Graduation from an accredited Respiratory Therapy program.
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● Licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner by the North Carolina Respiratory Care Board and registry eligible by the National Board of Respiratory Care (CRT or RRT). Must be registered (CRT or RRT) within 6 months of hire. BLS on hire.
Professional Experience Requirements:
● No prior experience required.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:

Job Details

Legal Employer: STATE

Entity: UNC Medical Center

Organization Unit: Pulmonary Diagnostic Services

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Salary per hour: $24.13 - $30.17 (minimum – midpoint)

Pay offers are determined by experience and internal equity

Work Assignment Type: Onsite

Work Schedule: Variable

Location of Job: US:NC: Chapel Hill

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No

This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System.

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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