HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Respiratory Therapist PRN in Blacksburg, Virginia

Starting in 1909 as a 26-bed facility in the Roanoke Valley, LewisGale has been dedicated to caring for and preserving life for more than a century. Today, our health system has grown to include four hospitals, two cancer centers, six outpatient centers, and 700 affiliated physicians. Our expansive network stretches from the Alleghany Highlands and Rockbridge County to the Roanoke and New River Valleys, giving us the privilege to serve more than 250,000 patients each year.

Administers all therapy modalities to all age groups per physician’s orders.

Is responsible for the initiation, operation, monitoring and weaning of patients with mechanical ventilators.

Performs arterial puncture, and blood gas analysis.

Responds to all code blue situations for assigned areas.

Assists in the transport of ventilator and critically ill patients.

Participates in staffing needs.

Checks all physician orders prior to therapy and gives thorough, accurate report to oncoming shift.

Enters all patient contacts into Meditech.

Participates in all areas of departmental duties, including assistance in new employee orientation and continuing education.

Performs regular equipment rounds.

Initiates and documents patient teaching including family and/or significant others. Uses appropriate Patient Education documentation modality.

Other duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE Preferred - One-year adult critical care experience. Strong clinical skills in mechanical ventilation, blood gas analysis, and oximetry.

EDUCATION* Required - Graduate of accredited school of Respiratory Therapy

CERTIFICATION* Required - Current Virginia Respiratory Therapy license. Registered by the National Board of Respiratory Care. BLS within 90 days of employment, ACLS within 180 days of employment Preferred - PALS, NRP, CPFT

Job: *Therapy & Rehabilitation

Title: Respiratory Therapist PRN

Location: Virginia-Blacksburg-LewisGale Hospital-Montgomery

Requisition ID: 00033-19726