Respiratory Therapist - Registered
$20K Sign-On Bonus
Job ID: R0041148 | Allied Health Specialist | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
A skilled clinician with advanced knowledge and assessment and therapeutic skills for respiratory conditions and consistently performs at that level. Routinely incorporates other system assessments into care. Reliably demonstrates excellent practice and documentation to department standards with minimal to no variation. Using a foundation of evidence-based practice, manages care and implements treatment plans in collaboration with patients, their families, physicians, and other members of the healthcare team. Provides input and feedback for improved clinical practice and is receptive to alternative opinions. Serves as a preceptor to all learners in their respective area. Serves as a model to others.
  • 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; and 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: $31.35 - $50.16 Hourly

  • Education: Graduate of an accredited respiratory therapy educational program. Associate's degree in respiratory therapy required. Bachelor's degree in respiratory therapy preferred.
  • Experience: 3 years of acute/critical care respiratory therapy full-time work experience if baccalaureate-prepared, or 5 years of acute/critical care respiratory therapy full-time work experience if associate-prepared.
  • Licensure: Active Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential with the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) required. 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 for Medical Center Respiratory Therapists. ACLS required for TCH Respiratory Therapists.

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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