Examines patients with breathing-related conditions and conducts diagnostic testing. Consults with physicians to develop and implement a treatment plan for the patient. Performs physiotherapy and other treatments and teaches patients to use medications. Provides diagnostic and therapeutic interventions on physician prescribed patients with acute and chronic cardio-pulmonary dysfunction, utilizing state of the art procedures and bio-medical equipment.
Minimum Education: Associate’s degree required
Graduate of a Program in Respiratory Care for an Advanced Practice Level Respiratory Therapist required
Required Skills: Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.Requires flexibility in scheduling and ability to work all shift patterns including week-ends and holidays to insure continuity and appropriateness of care to the patients of Sovah Health Danville.
Certifications: Basic Life Support (BLS) American Heart Association required Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) American Heart Association required or within six (6) months of hirePediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) American Heart Association required or within six (6) months of hireNeonatal Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP) required or within six (6) months of hireRegistered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (RRT) or eligible to take the NBRC’s Registered Respiratory Therapist exams and have passed the RRT exam within 18 months of hire required
Licenses: Licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia, to practice as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) requiredLifePoint Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans’ status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.