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Respiratory Therapist I

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:
Attention to details Ability to respond appropriately under stress Maintain professional demeanor with patients, physicians and employees
What You Will Bring:
Education
Graduate of an accredited respiratory care program for therapists
Certification & Licensures
Respiratory Care Practitioner License in Virginia required within 90 days of hire
Credentialed by NBRC as a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) Credentialed by NBRC as a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT)
BLS Certification (Basic Life Support) - American Heart 'Healthcare Provider' (HCP) - AHA approved required
Actively pursuing Registry if Registry Eligible (RRT) 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 patients ages infant to adult TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS: 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 Screening Pulmonary Function Testing Qualified to work adult critical care units - CVSICU, CCU, MSICU, PSCU, NSCU, but most assignments may be with general patient care on the floors.
What You Will Get:
Competitive salary
Flexible scheduling
Onsite Childcare (available at some locations)
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
114
Physical Demands
23 A Therapist

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