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VCU Health System (Medical College of Virginia) Respiratory Therapist 2 in Richmond, Virginia

VCU Health System - Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU, Brook Road Campus, Respiratory Care Services is seeking a full time Respiratory Therapist 2 to provide safe and effective respiratory care as an advanced practitioner for pediatric population in accordance with discipline training, Clinical Practice Guidelines, and hospital standards and protocols. Serves as a respiratory care resource and educator for patients, caregivers, hospital staff and students. May function as a shift team leader in the absence of the supervisor.

Responsibilities

Non-ordered ventilator parameters, i.e., peak flow, flow trajectory. Suctioning patients as required; selection of appropriate ventilators for patients; consulting with physicians and nurses regarding the appropriateness of the patient care plan; modifying staff assignments while an acting supervisor; call-in additional staff, when appropriate while an acting supervisor; and maintaining work areas in a clean and well stocked manner.

Approves overtime, work schedule changes and use of benefit time when functioning as acting supervisor.

Renting additional equipment as needed.


Qualifications Required

Graduate from an accredited Advanced Practitioner Respiratory Care Program

Licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Respiratory Care Practitioner

National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) required; Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) preferred; Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) and AHA-CPR required for Respiratory Therapists practicing in a Pediatric and/or Neonatal setting

Minimum of one (1) year experience functioning as a Respiratory Therapist

Preferred

Two (2) years of work experience as a Respiratory Therapist

Previous affiliation or work experience in a pediatric long term care setting

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