Respiratory Therapist - Registered
Job ID: R0028804 | Allied Health Specialist | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
Pay Range: $25.21 - $40.34

Sign-On Bonus Potential: $20,000 (3-year commitment)

***Relocation Assistance***

A competent clinician with moderate level of knowledge and assessment and therapeutic skills for respiratory conditions and who consistently performs at that level. Periodically incorporates other system assessments into care. Reliably demonstrates consistent practice and documentation to department standards with minimal to no variation. Manages care and implements treatment plans in collaboration with patients, their families, physicians and other members of the healthcare team. Seeks as well as provides feedback for improved clinical practice. Provides a preceptor role for learners.
  • Assesses respiratory care needs and applies diagnostic testing and therapeutic plans with skill and insight.

  • Documents patient care according to professional standards and departmental guidelines.

  • Accurately communicates patient responses to respiratory therapy interventions and recommends need for modification of patient care plan.

  • Embraces quality as evidenced by comprehension of processes, data and outcomes. Participation in PI initiatives. Application of standard procedures, protocols and documentation.

  • Embraces professional development through formal education, professional certification, internal/external learning and professional organization participation. Precepts new learners and students.

  • Demonstrates innovative application of technologies that support patient care. Active with implementation of evidence-based practice and new knowledge generated by respiratory research and endorsed by department.

  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Position Compensation Range: $25.21 - $40.34 Hourly


  • Education: Graduate of an accredited respiratory therapy educational program. Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Experience: 12 months of acute/critical care respiratory therapy clinical experience.
  • Licensure: Active Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential with the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) required (new graduates must obtain within 90 days of hire). Licensed to practice as a Respiratory Therapist in the Commonwealth of Virginia required. American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider BLS certification required. Active NBRC Specialty Credential (e.g., RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS) required within 2 years of hire.

Job requires standing for prolonged periods, frequently traveling and bending/stooping. Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills; Attention to detail and ability to write legibly. Ability to lift/push/pull 20-50 lbs. May be exposed to chemicals, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.

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Charlottesville, VA 22903

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