Apr 10, 2021

Respiratory Therapist 2

  • VCU Health System
  • Richmond, VA, USA
Respiratory Therapy

Job Description

The VCU Health Respiratory Care Services is seeking a full time Respiratory Therapist 2 to provide safe and effective respiratory care as an advanced Respiratory Therapist for neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and/or geriatric populations in accordance with discipline training, Clinical Practice Guidelines, and hospital standards and protocols. To serve as a respiratory care resource and educator for patients, caregivers, hospital staff and students. If applicable, functions 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 required
    • Current certification or registry from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) as a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)* or Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) required
    • Current CPR certification as required by practice setting
    • Current related credentials from the NBRC or National Asthma Educator Certification Board (NAECB) preferred
    • Current ACLS and/or PALS preferred
    • *On or after 1/1/2015, new hires must be current RRT.
  • Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:

    • Current license as a Respiratory Therapist by the Commonwealth of Virginia required
    • Current CRT* or RRT required
    • Current CPR certification as required by practice setting
    • Current NRP certification as required by practice setting
    • *On or after 1/1/2015, new hires must be current RRT.
  • Experience REQUIRED:

    • One (1) year of work experience as a Respiratory Therapist
  • Experience PREFERRED

    • Two (2) years of work experience as a Respiratory Therapist
    • Previous affiliation or work experience in a similar practice setting
  • 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 a Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) accredited program