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Respiratory Therapist

Company: Bon Secours
Location: Portsmouth
Posted on: July 5, 2024

Job Description:

With a legacy that spans over 150 years, Bon Secours is a network that is dedicated to providing excellent care through exceptional people. At every level, everyone on our teams have embraced the call to provide compassionate care. Here, you can work with others who share common values, and use your skills to help extend care to all of our communities. You could be eligible for a Sign On Bonus of $20,000 for this role As a faith-based and patient-focused organization, Bon Secours exists to enhance the health and well-being of all people in mind, body and spirit through exceptional patient care. Success in this goal requires a culture of compassion, collaboration, excellence and respect. Bon Secours seeks people that are committed to our values of compassion, human dignity, integrity, service and stewardship to create an environment where associates want to work and help communities thrive.
Respiratory Care Practitioner - Maryview Medical Center Hours: Full-time night shift Summary of Primary Function/General Purpose of Position The Respiratory Care Practitioner is responsible for providing respiratory care through patient assessment, planning, intervention, education, and evaluation. Performs all respiratory care procedures within scope of license. Monitors the patient's response to therapies and makes recommendations to change or modify based on the assessment. Essential Job Functions In collaboration with the interdisciplinary care team, conducts initial and ongoing patient assessment, analyzes assessment data, creates a plan of care, implements treatment, and evaluates treatment effectiveness. Performs treatments and therapies according to physician orders. Explains therapy and therapeutic goals to patient; modifies treatment procedures based on patient response. Sets up and maintains different modes of therapy. Determines appropriateness of prescribed therapy and recommends methods to physician to achieve therapeutic goals.
Maintains proper documentation, patient medical charting and recordkeeping. Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental, and infection control standards.
Provides patient education on cardiopulmonary diseases/disorders and associated treatment options. Instructs patient and patient's caregiver(s) in incentive spirometer, metered dose inhaler (MDI) administration, oxygen therapy, home aerosol therapy, or ventilator care, if applicable. Sets up and maintains respiratory therapy equipment and supplies.
May serve as a preceptor to new team members and/or students.
Responds to cardio-pulmonary resuscitations and actively participates as indicated by clinical circumstances. This document is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with the job. Employees may be required to perform other job-related duties as required by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation. Licensing/Certification Current Respiratory Care License in the state they are working (required)

National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) credentialed (required) Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) (preferred) BLS Basic Life Support - American Heart Association (required) ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support - American Heart Association or Red Cross (preferred) PALS Pediatric Advanced Life Support - American Heart Association (preferred) Valid driver's license (required for Home Care/DME) Education Graduate of an AMA approved school for Respiratory Care (required) Bachelor's Degree in a related field (preferred) Work Experience Previous working experience in an ambulatory or acute care setting (preferred)6 months Respiratory Therapy experience in a general care area (preferred) Training EPIC Electronic Health Record (EHR) training (preferred) Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:
Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
Prescription drug coverage
Flexible spending accounts
Life insurance w/AD&D
Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible
Paid time off
Educational Assistance And much more *Benefits offerings vary according to employment status All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health - Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours - Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at

Keywords: Bon Secours, Portsmouth , Respiratory Therapist, Healthcare , Portsmouth, Virginia

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