Dec 07, 2021

Respiratory Therapist - $5000 sign on + Relocation CMH South Hill, VA

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

Job Description

The Respiratory Therapist 2 learns, performs and completes assignments/responsibilities assigned during the transitional duty period. This position provides 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. This position serves as a respiratory care resource and educator for patients, caregivers, hospital staff and students. If applicable, this position 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

Independent action(s) required:
Cardiopulmonary assessment and monitoring, including during emergency response; airway care; selecting appropriate ventilators and non-ordered ventilator parameters; consulting with physicians and interdisciplinary team members regarding the appropriateness of the patient care plan; and maintaining work areas in a clean and well stocked manner.
Perform shift team leader role in the supervisor’s absence, if applicable.

Supervisory responsibilities (if applicable): N/A

Additional position requirements: Depending on work assignment, may be required to rotate shifts, work on weekends and holidays and take on-call.

Age Specific groups served: As appropriate based on unit assignment.

Physical Requirements (includes use of assistance devices as appropriate):
Physical: Lifting 20-50 lbs.
Activities: Prolonged standing, Frequent bending, Walking (distance), Reaching (overhead, extensive, repetitive)
Mental/Sensory: Strong recall, Reasoning, Problem solving, Hearing, Speak clearly, Write legibly, Reading, Logical thinking
Emotional: Fast pace environment, Steady pace, Able to handle multiple priorities, Frequent and intense customer interactions, Able to adapt to frequent, change

Shift time for this position are 6pm - 6am, with requirement to work every other weekend.

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