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Reg Respiratory Therapist

Danville, Virginia

Req ID 7455-12283 Post Date Apr. 30, 2024 CategoryTherapists FacilitySovah Health - Danville

SOVAH Health – Danville

Sign-on Bonus: $20,000

Who We Are:

People are our passion and purpose. Come work where you are appreciated for who you are not just what you can do. SOVAH Health - Danville is a 250-bed hospital with the region's only designated Chest Pain Center and Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center. We are an academic teaching site for residents, medical students, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and physician assistants.

Where We Are:      

From our beautiful rolling countryside to our thriving downtown, Danville offers big city amenities with quaint, small-town charm. We are home to a thriving art and entertainment scene, numerous local restaurants and shops, diverse educational institutions, and vast recreational opportunities.

Why Choose Us:

· Health (Medical, Dental, Vision) and 401K Benefits for full-time employees

· Competitive Paid Time Off / Extended Illness Bank package for full-time employees

· Employee Assistance Program – mental, physical, and financial wellness assistance

· Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance for qualified applicants

· Professional development, Growth Opportunities, and Mentor-based training

· And much more…   

Position Summary:     

Sovah Danville is seeking a full-time Registered Respiratory Therapist to examine patients with breathing-related conditions and conduct diagnostic testing.  Consult with physicians to develop and implement a treatment plan for the patient.  Performs physiotherapy and other treatments and teaches patients to use medications. Provides diagnostic and therapeutic interventions on physician-prescribed patients with acute and chronic cardio-pulmonary dysfunction, utilizing state-of-the-art procedures and bio-medical equipment. 

  • Measures lung capacity and analyzes blood samples using a blood gas analyzer.
  • Delivers and assesses response to ordered therapy per plan of care.
  • Monitors, records, and communicates patient condition as appropriate.
  • Evaluate respiratory care policies and procedures based on patient outcomes, current research, and best practices.
  • Responds to codes and calls for emergent assistance; participates as a member of the core team and rapid response team by responding to emergency or STAT calls to establish natural and artificial airways, including oral endotracheal intubations or to help or assess with any other respiratory-related issue.
  • Assesses patient condition and delivers appropriate treatments to establish natural and artificial airways, including oral endotracheal intubations, or to help or assess any other respiratory-related issue.
  • Evaluates, initiates, monitors, and weans patients from mechanical ventilation.
  • Provides documentation of ABG and Arterial Lactic Acids results, critical and non-critical.

  • Educates the patient and family about the patient's illness and provides information about community support groups and other resources.
  • Monitors, receives stocks and distributes respiratory care supplies and medical gas cylinders.
  • Maintains storage areas with required supply levels and equipment.
  • Disassembles, cleans, and sterilizes equipment, and performs preventative maintenance and calibration of machines.
  • Documents EMAR scanning.

Minimum Education:
  • Associate’s degree required. Graduate of a Program in Respiratory Care Therapist required.
Required Skills:
  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment, and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

    Requires flexibility in scheduling and ability to work all shift patterns including weekends and holidays to ensure continuity and appropriateness of care to the patients of Sovah Health Danville.
Required Certifications:
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) American Heart Association required.
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) American Heart Association required or within six (6) months of hire
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) American Heart Association required or within six (6) months of hire
  • Neonatal Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP) required or within six (6) months of hire or transfer.
  • Registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (RRT) or eligible to take the NBRC’s Registered. Respiratory Therapist exams and have passed the RRT exam within 18 months of hire required.
  • Licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia, to practice as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) required.

EEOC Statement:

SOVAH Health - Danville is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans' status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

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