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VCU Health System Respiratory Therapist 1 in Richmond, Virginia

The VCU Health Respiratory Care Services is seeking a full time Respiratory Therapist 1 to provide safe and effective respiratory care as a Respiratory Therapist for neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and/or geriatric populations in accordance with discipline training, Clinical Practice Guidelines, and hospital standards and protocols. To serve as a respiratory care educator for patients, caregivers, hospital staff and students.

  • Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire:

  • Licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Respiratory Therapist required

  • Current registry from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) as a Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) required

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) highly preferred

  • Current CPR certification as required by practice setting

  • Current related credentials from the NBRC or National Asthma Educator Certification Board (NAECB) preferred

  • Current ACLS and/or PALS preferred

  • Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment:

  • Current license as a Respiratory Therapist by the Commonwealth of Virginia required

  • Current CRT required

  • Current RRT highly preferred

  • Current CPR certification as required by practice setting

  • Current NRP certification as required by practice setting

  • Experience REQUIRED:

  • New graduate to two (2) years of work experience as a Respiratory Therapist

  • Experience PREFERRED

  • One (1) year of work experience functioning as a Respiratory Therapist

  • Previous affiliation or work experience in a similar practice setting

  • Education/training REQUIRED:

  • Education, training and/or experience that has satisfied the eligibility requirements for the National Board for Respiratory Care (or its predecessor organizations)

  • Education/training PREFERRED:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Respiratory Therapy from an accredited program

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