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Respiratory Therapist, Charlotte NC - $10k Sign-On Bonus

Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 5519
Job Family: Respiratory Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 51011028342302-Human Resources Talent Acquisition and Workforce Admininstration
Location: Atrium Corporate Operations


This position is eligible for a sign-on bonus! Registered Respiratory Therapists are eligible for a $10,000 sign-on bonus with a 3-year commitment for full time and some part-time positions. 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.

Our Team is a Breath of Fresh Air

Working as a respiratory therapist allows the RT to help patients do what many may take for granted: breathe. What is an automatic process for most can be a daunting challenge for those with respiratory issues. At Atrium Health, we understand the value of our RTs, and allow them the space to practice at the top of their license, ensuring that patients can beat their respiratory issues and get back to breathing easy.

We offer respiratory therapists a $10,000 sign on bonus for joining the team at Atrium Health. Relocation packages are also available. Once you get here, we offer a variety of opportunities – from our fast-paced Level 1 Trauma Center to our nationally-recognized Levine Children’s Hospital, Atrium Health Respiratory Services has something for everyone. We provide the best in equipment, training and technology, so you can focus on your patients. So join the team, and find a career that’s a breath of fresh air!

Atrium Health Respiratory Services has opportunities in a variety of schedules.  Full Time, Part Time, PRN & Weekend schedules are available for various locations throughout our system.  If interested in applying, please complete the application and feel free to share this opportunity with others that may also be interested.

Questions?  Please email:  [email protected]

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. Is proficient in the electronic medical records and its interface with the Respiratory Care Department.
  • Follows departmental safety guidelines. Completes all regulatory requirements. Completes annual proficiency evaluation of respiratory care equipment and procedures.

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.