Riverside Health System is currently seeking a full-time Respiratory Therapist at Hampton Roads Specialty Hospital.
HRSH is a 25-bed long-term acute care hospital, peacefully located on the beautiful waterfront of Newport News on the Virginia Peninsula. Our specialty hospital cares for patients who have medically complex conditions that require acute care over an average stay of 25 days. http://www.riversideonline.com/hrsh/
Job Summary: Works under the supervision of the Manager and Medical Director of Respiratory Care Service. The Respiratory Care Practitioner is responsible for the planning, executing and evaluating the total Respiratory Care of assigned patients. The Respiratory Care Practitioner utilizes current evidenced based Respiratory Care Practice to care for each patient based on the physiological, psychosocial and cultural diversity. Works under the direction of the leadership team to provided respiratory services associated with and in accordance with standards of excellence established by Riverside Health System and facility goals and strategic plans. Responsible for assuring safe practices as referenced in the National Patient Safety Goals, and supports best practices as recommended by the American Association of Respiratory Care.
Education: High School diploma or Associates/Bachelors degree in Respiratory Care required.
Certification: BLS certification required. ACLS required within 1 year of employment. PALS preferred.
Experience: Previous respiratory care experience of one year preferred. Must be able-read and comprehend, manipulate numbers, basic computer use and interpret data. Comprehensive knowledge of respiratory process and protocols.
Hours: Rotating Shifts