Jan 05, 2022

Respiratory Therapist 1

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

Job Description

The Respiratory Therapist 1 provides safe and effective respiratory care as a Respiratory Therapist for neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and/or geriatric populations in accordance with discipline training, Clinical Practice Guidelines, and hospital standards and protocols. The Respiratory Therapist serves as a respiratory care educator for patients, caregivers, hospital staff and students.

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:
Licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Respiratory Therapist required
Current 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
Current related credentials from the NBRC or National Asthma Educator Certification Board (NAECB) preferred
Current ACLS and/or PALS preferred

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:
Current license as a Respiratory Therapist by the Commonwealth of Virginia required
Current CRT required Current RRT highly preferred Current CPR certification as required by practice setting
Current NRP certification as required by practice setting

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

Experience PREFERRED:
One (1) year of work 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:
Bachelor’s 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

To provide safe and effective respiratory care as a 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 educator for patients, caregivers, hospital staff and students.

Varies by Need (United States of America)

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