About the job
SHIFT: Mixed (rotating weekends)
A top performing hospital recognized by the Joint Commission, Medical Center has also received recognition from the American Association of Respiratory Care and our emergency room is stroke and chest pain accredited. We remain focused on continuously expanding our services and technology, enabling us to provide quality services to our community.
The duties and responsibilities of the Respiratory Therapist include, but are not limited to:
Administers all therapy modalities to adult, neonatal and pediatric patients per physicians orders.
Is responsible for the initiation, operation, monitoring and weaning of patients with mechanical ventilators.
Performs arterial puncture, and blood gas and electrolyte analysis.
Responds to all code blue situations.
Assists in the transport of all critically ill patients within and outside the hospital.
Checks all physician orders prior to therapy and gives thorough, accurate report to oncoming shift.
Enters all patient contacts in Ameritech.
Participates in all areas of departmental duties, including EKGs, Pulmonary Function Tests and assists in new employee orientation and continuing education.
Performs regular equipment rounds.
Other duties as assigned
High School Graduate and Graduate Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
one-year adult and neonatal/pediatric critical care experience.
Preferred: one-year NICU/PICU experience. Strong clinical skills in mechanical ventilation, blood gas analysis and oximetry
Virginia Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner
Maintain NBRC credentials for Certified or Registered Respiratory Therapist
Required: Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider. PALs and ACLS -within 6 months of hire.