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Health Care Provider
Registered Respiratory Therapist I (RRT I), Full Time
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HCA | Richmond, VA
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Job Description

A member of the nation's largest provider of healthcare services, HCA - Henrico Doctors' Hospital Forest Campus, located in Richmond, VA, is a 340 bed facility. Committed to providing quality care and recognized for achieving the highest standards in patient care, Henrico Doctors' Hospital rated an A in Hospital Safety Score from The Leapfrog Group as one of the best health systems in the region.

HCA Virginia- Henrico Doctors' Hospital provides excellent care. Through our broad network of skilled physicians and specialists, vast experience with the latest procedures, and a visionary approach to investing and using innovative technology, we are proud to deliver patient outcomes that are second to none.

The Henrico Doctors' - Forest Campus - Respiratory Therapy Department provides patient care for all patient populations including adult, neonatal and pediatric. In addition, to being designated as a Level II trauma center, our staff covers all of the patient care areas including, general floors, surgical, cardiac, level III Neonatal, and pediatric ICU, ED, Labor & Delivery and outpatient testing (pulmonary function testing).

JOB SUMMARY: Administers floor and critical care therapy modalities. Performs arterial puncture and blood gas analysis and instrument QC. Responds to cardiopulmonary arrests, rapid responses and trauma activations. Maintains and processes equipment. Provides specialized service to the department.


* Ensures safe and appropriate oxygen administrations through the Oxygen Therapist Driven Protocol.
* Performs non-invasive SpO2 monitoring through pulse oximetry via overnight studies, exercise, continuous and spot checks.
* Administers all therapy modalities to patients per physician orders.
* Performs airway clearance therapy, including VEST
* Performs basic operations on the Meditech system.
* Performs regular equipment rounds.
* Performs equipment cleaning and set up.
* Sets up and operates CPAP/Bi-PAP therapy.
* Performs arterial puncture and blood gas analysis.
* Adheres to established blood gas quality control protocol.
* Performs trouble-shooting and maintenance of Blood Gas Machine.
* Responds and participates in all Rapid Response situations.
* Responds and participates in all code blue situations.
* Responds and participates in all trauma activations.
* Sets up and monitors NIPPV (non-invasive positive pressure ventilation) through both Bi-Level and Volume ventilation.
* Initiates, operates and monitors Adult mechanical ventilators.
* Assists in bedside therapeutic bronchoscopies.
* Initiates, operates and monitors Nitric Oxide therapy.
* Initiates, operates and monitors Heliox therapy.
* Precepts new employees or staff members entering into a new area of training.
* Performs bedside spirometry.
* Assists in intubations as needed.
* Performs EKG testing


Providing versatile work environment where everyone is treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

Recruiting and retaining a diverse staff reflective of the patients and communities we serve.

About This Employer:

HCA is a provider of healthcare services, a company comprised of locally managed facilities that includes 165 hospitals and 115 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England and employing approximately 204,000 people.

HCA is committed to the care and improvement of human life and strives to deliver high quality, cost effective healthcare in the communities we serve. HCA puts patients first and works to constantly improve the care we give them by implementing measures that support our caregivers, help ensure patient safety and provide the highest possible quality.

We also offer a comprehensive benefits package, a matching 401(k) plan, student loan repayment of $150 per month for FT employees and up to $5,250 per year in tuition reimbursement, plus a generous paid time-off plan.


* High School Graduate (required)
* Graduate of a COARC approved Registered Respiratory Therapy Program (required)


* One year experience in a hospital setting. (preferred)
* Knowledge and experience in basic floor care, noninvasive and mechanical ventilation, blood gas analysis, pulmonary function testing, bronchoscopy, capnography and oximetry equipment.


* Current Virginia Licensed Respiratory Therapist (required)
* NBRC credentials for Registered Respiratory Therapist (required)
* Current American Heart Association Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) Healthcare Provider (required)
* Current American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Healthcare Provider (required)
* NBRC subspecialty credential - Adult Critical Care Specialty (preferred)
* CPFT or RPFT (PFT lab only) (preferred)
* Active member of the American Association for Respiratory Care (preferred)


* Full Time

* Night Shift (12 hours)

* Weekend & Holiday Requirements

We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

About HCA

HCA owns and operates approximately 179 hospitals and approximately 104 freestanding surgery centers in 21 states, England and Switzerland. We are dedicated to providing healthcare services that meet each community's local healthcare needs. We seek to integrate various services to deliver patient care with maximum quality and efficiency. Our approach includes focusing on quality; streamlining operations; sharing technology, equipment and personnel where appropriate; and using economies of scale when contracting for medical supplies and administrative services.