Respiratory Therapist III

Respiratory Therapy - 456170 Luray, Virginia Full-Time (Primarily Night Shifts)


To see if this position qualifies for a sign-on bonus, click here: Valley Health Sign-On Bonuses

Please Note: To protect our patients, our workforce and our community, Valley Health is requiring that all newly hired employees and internal transfers (current employees requesting internal transfers) must have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination dose. Newly hired Applicants (those not currently employed by Valley Health) who have been offered a position will have to provide documentation of their vaccination status at the time of their Employee Health appointment. For internal transfers, Employee Health will contact you if they have questions around your vaccination status. Valley Health has a process for applicants who have been offered a position to request an exemption or deferral for medical or religious reasons. To search for vaccine locations, visit vaccines.gov.

Description

  • Entity: Page Memorial Hospital
  • Shift: Night

Who We Are

Valley Health System is a not-for-profit network of hospitals, urgent cares, physician practices, and services. Expanding across Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland, we are devoted to the health of all who call our 18-county area home.

A vital resource for healthcare, we are the region’s largest employer, a dependable community partner, and are at the leading edge of clinical innovations.

We are looking for passionate, innovative, and caring people who will each bring their unique skills and perspectives to our workplace.

What You Will Do:

Respiratory Therapists are expected to have a fundamental, working knowledge of anatomy and physiology, disease processes, diagnostic procedures, and therapeutic modalities. This includes, but is obviously not limited to: • Arterial Blood Gas (ABG), EKG, oximetry, capnography, and chest x-ray analysis and interpretation and their relevance to the patient’s care. • Medical gas cylinders and regulators. • Oxygen delivery devices. • Mechanical ventilators (relative to all age groups of patients) • Therapeutic pulmonary modalities • Pulmonary Diagnostics • While performing job functions related to respiratory medication administration, personnel may access medication storage areas. In order to be eligible to be promoted into this position an employee cannot have had a disciplinary action documented on a Corrective Action Form within the previous 6 months. Verbal/Written warnings are not included in this process.

Certification & Licensures
Respiratory Care Practitioner License in Virginia required
BLS Certification (Basic Life Support) - American Heart ‘Healthcare Provider’ (HCP) - AHA approved required *
Registered Respiratory Therapist
Maintains current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification or Rhythm & Med.
* New hires must have American Heart Association (AHA) appropriate certification prior to completion of orientation.

Qualifications
• Certified and competent to perform all prescribed duties as outlined in the Job Description to all patients ages infant to adult. • Meets and Completes VH Preceptor Requirements. • Must maintain Annual Respiratory Services Competency testing scores in accordance with department standards. • Attention to details • Ability to respond appropriately under stress • Maintain professional demeanor with patients, physicians and employees • Able to plan and work independently • Presents as a positive role model and team player Engagement Requirements: Monthly Staff Meetings are a primary channel for Communication within the Respiratory Services department. In order for an employee to receive a ‘Meets Standards’ as an overall score on their annual performance review the employee must have attended a minimal of 80% of the regularly scheduled staff meetings. Maintenance: To maintain the level, the candidate will meet each performance standard on the annual performance appraisal at a ‘3’ (‘fully meets expectations’) or above. In the event that the RCP is not meeting the requirements of the performance appraisal as stated, the direct report official will work with the employee to develop an action plan designed to support and maintain their level. If the employee is unable to meet expectations at this level of practice after completing the action plan, the employee will be terminated from employment.

What You Will Get:

- Competitive salary
- Flexible scheduling
- Health Insurance
- Paid Time Off
- Wellness Program
- Tuition Assistance
- Retirement Plan
- Life Insurance

*some benefits are subject to change due to job status

We celebrate, support, and thrive on our differences for the benefit of our employees, our patients, and the communities we serve.
We are neighbors caring for neighbors, and our goal is always to help those we serve get well, feel well, and stay well.

EOE

Criminal Background Checks
VA State Police
3rd party Background Check

FLSA Classification
Non-exempt

Grade
115
INDD2

Physical Demands
23 A Therapist