Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:
Licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Respiratory Therapist required.
Credentialed by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT).
Current CPR and NRP required.
Current related credentials preferred (NPS, C-NPT, etc.)
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:
Current license as a Respiratory Therapist by the Commonwealth of Virginia required
Current RRT required
Current CPR certification as required by practice setting
Current NRP certification
Flight safety training
Two (2) years of work experience as a Respiratory Therapist
One (1) year of work experience in NICU
Three (3) years of work experience as a Respiratory Therapist.
Previous affiliation or work experience in a similar practice setting
Education, training and/or experience that has satisfied the eligibility requirements for the National Board for Respiratory Care (or its predecessor organizations)
Bachelor's Degree in Respiratory Therapy from an accredited program
Independent action(s) required:
Cardiopulmonary assessment and monitoring, including during emergency response; airway care; selecting appropriate ventilators and non-ordered ventilator parameters; consulting with providers and interdisciplinary team members regarding the patient
To competently deliver and document routine patient care along with safely administering prescribed medications; recognize implications of medications with routine vs. complicated use.
Provides pre-hospital advanced life-support care to air/ground transport patients across the lifespan from initial contact until patient care is relinquished to medical staff.
Performs duties to provide the highest level of patient care and to maximize patient and customer satisfaction.
Maintain work areas in a clean and well stocked manner.
May include ECMO management.
Perform shift team leader role in the Respiratory Care supervisor's absence.
Supervisory responsibilities (if applicable): N/A
Additional position requirements:
Required to rotate shifts
Work on weekends and some holidays
Mandatory on call
May be exposed to hazardous situations prior to and during transport
May be exposed to extreme weather conditions
May work in confined spaces (poorly lit)
Age Specific groups served:
As appropriate based on unit assignment
Physical Requirements (includes use of assistance devices as appropriate):
Physical: Lifting 50-100 lbs.
Other: Maximum weight 235 lbs. (in street clothes)
Activities: Prolonged standing, Prolonged sitting, Frequent bending, Walking (distance), Climbing (steps, ladder, other), Reaching (overhead, extensive, repetitive), Repetitive motion
Mental/Sensory: Strong recall, Reasoning, Problem solving, Hearing, Speak clearly, Write legibly, Reading, Logical thinking
Emotional: Fast pace environment, Steady pace, Able to handle multiple priorities, Frequent and intense customer interactions, Noisy environment, Able to adapt to frequent change
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