Respiratory Therapist - Registered (RRT/NBRC)
Allied | Full time |
Responsible for collecting, interpreting and reviewing clinical data. Participates in the development of the plan of care and provides medically prescribed respiratory therapy services to Health System patients.
  • Assesses the patient’s respiratory care needs and develops/evaluates a therapeutic/diagnostic plan.
  • Performs respiratory therapy/diagnostic procedures according to established guidelines.
  • Documents patient care according to professional standards and departmental guidelines.
  • Accurately communicates patient responses to respiratory therapy interventions/diagnostic procedures and recommends need for modification of patient care plan.
  • Performs equipment quality control.
  • Participates in respiratory therapy professional activities and continuing education.
Position Compensation Range: $22.39 - $35.82 Hourly
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  • Associates degree in Respiratory Therapy required
  • No experience required. 
  • Licensed to practice as a Respiratory Therapist in the Commonwealth of Virginia required. 
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) required except for new grads who must obtain. 
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist credential (RRT/NBRC) within three months of employment. 
  • American Heart Association (AHA) Health Care Provider BLS certification required. 
  • NBRC Specialty credential – Neonatal Pediatric Specialist (NPS)     
  • Adult Critical Care Specialist (ACCS).  
  • Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist (RPFT) or Sleep Disorders Specialty (SDS)/Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) – for area of primary practice within the University Medical Center Sleep Disorders or Pulmonary Function Centers required within 18 months of employment.        
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Job requires standing for prolonged periods, frequently walking and reaching (overhead, extensive, and repetitive); Proficient communication, auditory and visual skills; Attention to detail and ability to write legibly; Ability to lift/push/pull 20 – 50lbs; May be exposed to chemicals, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.
Join UVA and enjoy:
  • Competitive pay and paid time off
  • Generous wellness (Hoo’s Well) and health, dental and vision benefits
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Short-term and long-term disability plans
  • Superior retirement program
  • 403(b) and 457 Savings Program
  • Relocation assistance for moves over 50 miles
  • Dual career program to assist spouses/partners identify local employment opportunities
  • Continuing-education assistance
  • In-house certification/recertification (ACLS, PALS, TNSS and others)
  • Annual certification pay, up to $300
  • Uteam recognition program
  • Caregiving assistance with back-up care available for infants through the elderly
  • And much more.     
EOE
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