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Respiratory Therapist - Registry Eligible, Atrium Health Pineville, FT Nights

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$ Sign-On Bonus Eligible
Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 97150
Job Family: Respiratory Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Night
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 11071005433313-Respiratory Care


This position is sign-on bonus eligible! Registered Respiratory Therapists are eligible for a $20,0000 sign-on bonus with a 2-year commitment for full time and some part-time positions. In addition to our robust benefits packages and paid time off, you may be eligible to participate in the Respiratory Clinical Ladder upon employment.


JOB SUMMARY:  Provides quality Respiratory Care according to departmental policy for the following patient groups:  Neonatal/Pediatric/Adolescent or Adult/Geriatric.  Performs approved procedures and monitoring of equipment to promote a positive outcome.  Educates the patient, medical house staff and other allied health professionals to assure continuity of care.  Assists with clinical instruction and skill building of student and intern Respiratory Care practitioners.   Evaluates and implements procedures based on appropriate utilization of current trends in cardio-respiratory technology. 


EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:  Graduate of an AMA approved two or four-year program for respiratory care or satisfies the requirements as outlined in the admissions policies of the NBRC for registry examinations.  Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) applicants must have a minimum of 10 years’ experience. 


LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, and/or REGISTRATION:  Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) and licensed to practice as a RCP in the state of North Carolina required.  Basic Life Support (BLS) required. Peds:  PALS and NRP required within 90 days of employment.  Adult: ACLS required within 90 days of employment.



  1. Adheres to the general hospital standards to promote a cooperative work environment by utilizing communication skills, interpersonal relationships and team building.
  2. Provides respiratory therapies, following age appropriate standards of care and departmental policies and procedures throughout the hospital.
  3. Initiates and maintains mechanical ventilation and airway support following age-appropriate standards of care.
  4. Reports routine clinical procedures regarding patients to relief personnel to ensure continuity of care for the patient.  Performs and maintains competency for point-of-care testing, as assigned, ensuring compliance with WFBH policies and with applicable state and federal regulations.
  5. Provides invasive and non-invasive monitoring to ensure patient safety and appropriateness of care.
  6. Maintains professional and technical knowledge and ensures QI to enhance service to customers.
  7. Ensures age/developmentally appropriate patient care is provided in accordance with Age-Specific Care Guidelines for the specific age groups served.




Communication skills including verbal, non-verbal listening skills

Ability to provide direct and indirect respiratory care

Ability to perform multiple tasks under stress



Regular exposure to patient blood products from collecting/procuring specimens and wearing protective equipment in response to the blood products according to OSHA standards

Frequent exposure to infectious and contagious diseases (airborne pathogens, TB, etc.)

Works with caustic/toxic chemicals and drugs

Subject to handling emergency, crises, and stressful environments

Climate controlled, clean environment

Subject to many interruptions



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    X   Standing
    X   Walking
X       Sitting
  X     Bending
  X     Reaching with arms
  X     Finger and hand dexterity
    X   Talking
    X   Hearing
    X   Seeing
        Lifting, carrying, pushing and or pulling:
    X   20 lbs. maximum
  X     50 lbs. maximum
X       100 lbs. maximum