Dec 07, 2021

Respiratory Therapist - $5000 Sign on + Relocation

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

Job Description

The Respiratory Therapist provides safe and effective respiratory care as an advanced practitioner for neonates, adolescent, adult and/or geriatric patients.

The Respiratory Therapist serves as a respiratory care resource for hospital staff and students.

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:
Licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Respiratory Care Practitioner
Current certification or registry from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) as a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) required.
Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) highly preferred.
Current CPR certification as required by practice setting

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:
Current license as a Respiratory Care Practitioner by the Commonwealth of Virginia
Current CRT required.
Current RRT highly preferred
Current CPR certification as required by practice setting
Current NRP certification if job responsibilities include labor and delivery assistance

Experience REQUIRED:
New graduate to two (2) years of experience as a Respiratory Therapist

Experience PREFERRED:
One (1) year of experience functioning 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:
Bachelors Degree in Respiratory Therapy from an 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.

Supervisory responsibilities (if applicable): N/A

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

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

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