- Successful completion/graduate of a program required by job
VCU Health System's Respiratory Care Services is seeking a full time Respiratory Therapist 3 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 provide either (1) respiratory therapy during Labor and Delivery assistance and external critical care transport or (2) ECMO management to patients >/=10kg according to discipline training. To serve as a respiratory care resource and educator for patients, caregivers, hospital staff and students. Functions as a shift team leader in the absence of the supervisor.
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.
May include external critical care transports.
May include ECMO management.
Perform shift team leader role in the supervisor's absence.
Depending on work assignment, may be required to rotate shifts, work on weekends and holidays, and take call.
Education, training and/or experience that has satisfied the eligibility requirements for the National Board for Respiratory Care (or its predecessor organizations)
Licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Respiratory Therapist
Current certification or registry from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
Current registry from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) if responsibilities include ECMO management
Current CPR certification as required by practice setting
Current NRP certification as required by practice setting
Two (2) years of work experience as a Respiratory Therapist
Bachelor's Degree in Respiratory Therapy from an accredited program
Current related credentials from the NBRC or National Asthma Educator Certification Board (NAECB)
Three (3) years of work experience as a Respiratory Therapist
Previous affiliation or work experience in a similar practice setting
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disability status.