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Registered Respiratory Therapist Greater Charlotte Region

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Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 56024
Job Family: Respiratory Services
Status: Full Time
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 11011005033313-Respiratory Care
Location: Atrium Corporate Operations

Overview

This position is eligible for a sign-on bonus! Registered Respiratory Therapists are eligible for a $15,0000 Sign-on Bonus full time and $7500 some part-time positions. Relocation Assistance available

Why Atrium Health? 

Make a meaningful difference 

Our Mission: To improve health, elevate hope and advance healing – for all. 

Our Vision: To be the national leader for health, learning & community.  

Be a part of a team with Culture Commitments 

We recognize that employees are our most asset. We have identified five Culture Commitments, built through the input of thousands of our teammates, as our guideposts for how we care for our patients and each other, every day. 

  • We create a space where all Belong
  • We Work as One to make great things happen
  • We earn Trust in all we do 
  • We Innovate to better the now and create the future
  • We drive for Excellence – always 

We offer the following to our Teammates

  • Comprehensive health plans
  • Generous paid parental and bereavement leave
  • Retirement savings plan with employer matching
  • Engaging employee recognition program 
  • Opportunities to grow and develop 
  • Education assistance program
  • Employee resources groups to support our employees that are employee-driven 
  • Employee discount resource to purchase items, travel, etc
  • In addition to our robust benefits packages and paid time off,  
  • ]You are eligible to participate in the Respiratory Clinical Ladder after 6-months employment.

We are seeking full time, part time, weekenders and PRN staff for the following locations:

  • Atrium Health Cabarrus
  • Atrium Health Carolina Medical Center
  • Atrium Health Mercy
  • Atrium Health Pineville
  •  Atrium Health Union
  • Atrium Health Union West

Once you submit an application a member of the Talent Attraction team will be in contact to further discuss your interest and please feel free to share this opportunity with others that may be interested https://careers.atriumhealth.org/jobs/10298375-registered-respiratory-therapist-i

Job Summary

Performs all aspects of direct respiratory care according to physician’s orders and/or approved protocols. Consults physicians on effectiveness of therapy and makes appropriate recommendations. Provides appropriate ventilator support and maintains and monitors other cardiopulmonary life support equipment. Maintains and properly utilizes respiratory care equipment.

 

Essential Functions

  • Demonstrates knowledge in various modes and methods of oxygen delivery and the equipment needed for each and can conduct prescribed therapeutic procedures to achieve adequate oxygenation.
  • Administers therapeutic procedures, understanding the purpose and benefits, and possible effects associated with each.
  • Performs diagnostic procedures as outlined in policy.
  • Initiates, monitors and maintains mechanical ventilators and non-invasive ventilators and is aware of the critical care duties and effects of such therapy.
  • Independently evaluates current therapies using appropriate judgment and protocols, making proper recommendations concerning plans of care and patient education needs.
  • Documents therapy and results as required by hospital, department and regulatory agencies. Communicates information to appropriate members of the healthcare team.
  • Initiates, conducts and modifies respiratory care techniques in an emergency setting.
  • Performs and evaluates blood sampling analysis with a thorough understanding of the values, and the importance and treatment of abnormal results.
  • Works independently in all patient care areas and assists co-workers with patient care whenever possible.
  • Follows departmental safety guidelines. Completes all regulatory requirements.
  • Completes annual proficiency evaluation of respiratory care equipment and procedures.
  • Is proficient in the electronic medical records and its interface with the Respiratory Care Department.

     

Physical Requirements
Requires repetitive physical activity. Able to walk and stand to perform duties. Ability to lift materials 20-50 pounds. Ability to move patients of all age groups. Adequate hearing and eyesight is necessary. Exposures to working environment that may include odors, low lighting, and crowded working conditions.


Education, Experience and Certifications

Graduate of an AMA-approved school of Respiratory Care. Associate’s RRT or RRT Equivalent required, Bachelor’s degree preferred. Credentialed as a Registered Respiratory Therapist by the National Board for Respiratory Care. Licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner in the state of North Carolina. Basic Life Support for healthcare providers thru the American Heart Association. Advanced certifications per facility policy/standards. For free-standing Emergency Department, 2 years’ critical care experience required.
Education, Experience and Certifications

Graduate of an AMA-approved school of Respiratory Care. Associate’s RRT or RRT Equivalent required, Bachelor’s degree preferred. Credentialed as a Registered Respiratory Therapist by the National Board for Respiratory Care. Licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner in the state of North Carolina. Basic Life Support for healthcare providers thru the American Heart Association. Advanced certifications per facility policy/standards. For free-standing Emergency Department, 2 years’ critical care experience required.