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Respiratory Therapist - Registered
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UVA Health | Charlottesville, VA
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Job Description

Responsible for collecting interpreting and reviewing clinical data. Participates in the development of the plan of care and provides medically prescribed respiratory therapy services to Health System patients.

* Assesses the patient's respiratory care needs and develops/evaluates a therapeutic/diagnostic plan.
* Performs respiratory therapy/diagnostic procedures according to established guidelines.
* Documents patient care according to professional standards and departmental guidelines.
* Accurately communicates patient responses to respiratory therapy interventions/diagnostic procedures and recommends need for modification of patient care plan.
* Performs equipment quality control.
* Participates in respiratory therapy professional activities and continuing education.
* In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Position Compensation Range: $22.39 - $35.82 Hourly


Education: Associate's Degree in Respiratory Therapy required

Experience: None required.

Licensure: Licensed to practice as a Respiratory Therapist in the Commonwealth of Virginia required. Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) required except for new grads who must obtain. Registered Respiratory Therapist credential (RRT/NBRC) within three months of employment. American Heart Association (AHA) Health Care Provider BLS certification required. NBRC Specialty credential - Neonatal Pediatric Specialist (NPS) Adult Critical Care Specialist (ACCS). Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist (RPFT) or Sleep Disorders Specialty (SDS)/Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) - for area of primary practice within the University Medical Center Sleep Disorders or Pulmonary Function Centers required within 18 months of employment.


Job requires standing for prolonged periods, frequently walking and reaching (overhead, extensive, and repetitive); Proficient communication, auditory and visual skills; Attention to detail and ability to write legibly; Ability to lift/push/pull 20 - 50lbs; May be exposed to chemicals, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician's Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.