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Resp Therapist-PRN Tier III

Martinsville, Virginia

Req ID 7455-12243 Post Date Apr. 15, 2024 CategoryTherapists FacilitySovah Health - Martinsville

Martinsville, VA.

Who We Are:

People are our passion and purpose. Come to work where you are appreciated for who you are not just what you can do. Licensed for 220 beds, SOVAH Health – Martinsville is a full-service, acute-care hospital providing over 22 medical specialties. Among the services we offer are a home health & hospice agency, advanced wound healing center, cardiac rehabilitation center, two cardiac catheterization labs, and medical & radiation oncology services.


Where We Are:      

In Martinsville, explore culture and arts; enjoy kayaking or hiking and so much more in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. From the river to the racetrack, we offer plenty of activities to guarantee that you and your family have a fun-filled time!


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 Martinsville is seeking a PRN Respiratory Therapist Tier III 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.

  • 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. Assesses patient condition and delivers appropriate treatment.
  • Educates the patient and family about the patient's illness and provides information about community support groups and other resources.
  • Maintains storage areas with required supply levels and equipment.
  • Disassembles, cleans, and sterilizes equipment, and performs preventative maintenance and calibration of machines.
  • Monitors, receives stocks and distributes respiratory care supplies and medical gas cylinders.
  • 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.
  • Coordinates and participates in the administration of medical gas therapy, humidity therapy, aerosol therapy; NT, ETT, tracheostomy suctioning, and tracheostomy care. Chest physical therapy, hyperinflation therapy, treatments, and the administration of medications used in respiratory care procedures in accordance with the physicians' orders.
  • Performs twelve-channel electrocardiograph examinations.
  • Performs the more complex respiratory care procedures to include calibrating setting up, and monitoring mechanical ventilators, blood gas analyzers, Bronchoscopy equipment, and pulse oximeters.
  • Evaluates, initiates, monitors, and weans patients from mechanical ventilation.
  • Performs Holter Monitoring set-up, instruction, and analysis.
  • Performs Event Recorder set-up, instruction, and data collection.
  • Participates as a member of the cardiac Arrest Team responding to emergency or STAT calls to establish natural and artificial airways, including oro/naso endotracheal intubations.
  • Sets up and performs arterial catheterization. Monitor and troubleshoot homodynamic equipment.
  • Participates in the routine maintenance of equipment; makes periodic rounds to ensure proper functioning of bio-medical equipment.
  • Transport patients requiring manual ventilatory support or supplemental oxygen to various locations within the hospital or to other hospitals.
  • Assists in the orientation and training of new personnel.
  • Performs simple portable spirometry.
  • Posts charges into the hospital information system.
  • Participates in the department's Quality Assurance Program.
  • Participates in preoperative and post-operative evaluations of patients.

Minimum Education:
  • Graduate of an approved Respiratory Care Program, with an A.A.S. degree, Certification of Graduation, or equivalent.
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 full range of body motion, including handling and lifting patients, manual dexterity, and eye and hand coordination. Requires standing, walking, stooping, and stretching. Occasionally lifts, carries, and pushes items weighing up to 100 lbs. (Mechanical ventilators, electrocardiographs, stretchers, and patient care carts).
  • Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.
  • Requires working under stressful conditions and extended shifts.
Required Certifications/Licenses:
  • AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) required.
  • Licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia, to practice as a Respiratory Care Practitioner.
  • Certification by the American Heart Association in Basic Life Support.
  • Registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (CRT) or (RRT) required.
Minimum Work Experience
Tier II - V
 Minimum 18 months of RRT hospital experience
 Minimum 36 months of CRT hospital experience
Tier III - 2 shifts per week - $35 an hour

EEOC Statement:

SOVAH Health - Martinsville 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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