AARC Career Center

Location:
Charlottesville, Virginia
Job category:
Hospital
Position type:
Full-time
Advertiser:
University of Virginia Medical Center

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Respiratory Therapist – University of Virginia Medical Center

Relocation assistance available per UVA Medical Center policy.

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

A rewarding quality of life awaits you in C-Ville: Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville, Virginia is one of the nation’s most charming and picturesque places to live and work. It’s a big city that is sophisticated, yet small-town friendly. And our Dual career program assists spouses/partners to identify local employment opportunities.

  • Assesses respiratory care needs, applies diagnostic testing & 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, & outcomes; Participation in PI initiatives, Application of standard procedures, protocols, & 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 evidenced-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.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

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) Health Care Provider BLS certification required. Active NBRC Specialty Credential (e.g., RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS) required within 2 years of hire.

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