RESPIRATORY THERAPIST - REGIST

Location
Norfolk, VA
Posted
May 09, 2016
Closes
Mar 23, 2017
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Job Description:

Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia is seeking a Full Time Respiratory Therapist, RRT for the Respiratory Care Department to work Full Time Nights.

As the region's first Magnet hospital, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, a 525-bed tertiary care facility, is home to the area's only Level I Trauma Center, burn trauma unit and nationally ranked heart program at Sentara Heart Hospital.

Live, work, and play in a great area! Norfolk, VA is a waterfront city that offers a historic downtown area with shopping and excellent restaurants. You will find that the City of Norfolk offers festivals for weekend fun. Do you like baseball or hockey; we have minor league teams here in Norfolk. If you enjoy a cruise you can board the cruise ship right at our waterfront area. Cruises depart to Bermuda and the Islands of the Bahamas a number of times a year. Sentara Norfolk General Hospital is about 30 minutes from the Coastal area of Virginia Beach, Virginia a beautiful city, that is family oriented, and it offers many free attractions to it residents all year round. If you want to escape to the mountains you can visit the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains which are less than 3 hours away. Come explore Virginia and work for the best Healthcare System, Sentara!

The Registered Respiratory Therapist builds upon the overall pulmonary management in identifying and implementing physician directed respiratory care interventions for an individual or a group of patients. Works cooperatively with nursing and other health care team members for professional respiratory care practice for all patients ranging in ages from neonates to adults in all clinical and ambulatory settings. Responsible for the appropriate age specific assessment and treatment of patients. May have access to, or oversight of Protected Health Information (PHI) in the course of carrying out position duties.

Education Level
Associate's Level Degree - RESPIRATORY THERAPY OR
Bachelor's Level Degree - RESPIRATORY THERAPY

Experience
Required: None, unless noted in the “Other” section below

Preferred: Clinical Respiratory Care - 1 year

License
Required: Basic Life Support, Reg Resp Ther, Respiratory Therapist

Preferred: None, unless noted in the “Other” section below

Skills
Required: Communication, Critical Thinking, Mathematics, Troubleshooting

Preferred: None, unless noted in the “Other” section below

Other

  • Virginia Respiratory Therapist License

  • RRT Certification

  • BLS Certification

  • Associate's Degree in Respiratory Therapy

  • Excellent customer service

  • Respiratory Therapist will participate in advanced clinical treatment of our patients using therapist-driven protocols and evidence-based medical practice
  • Respiratory Therapist's Inpatient services include medication administration, medical gas administration, diagnostic and therapeutic services, and mechanical ventilation. Assess modalities of Respiratory Therapy and consult with Physician for adverse reaction
  • Provides floor treatment, emergency room, ICU and surgical respiratory services
  • Respiratory Therapist will be an integral part of the Rapid Response Team and Code Blue
  • Ventilator, BiPap - Cpap setup and management
  • Observes equipment functionality for safety and efficiency and that results are optimum
  • Documents patients medical records regarding respiratory therapy information and treatment
  • Provides education and explain prescribed respiratory care to patient and family as needed