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Respiratory Therapist 2 Full-Time Night

Company: Inova Health System
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: July 6, 2024

Job Description:

Inova Alexandria Hospital is seeking Respiratory Therapist 2 to join the team. This position Performs basic clinical assessments of the cardiopulmonary system with a high degree of accuracy. Occasionally performs thorough/advanced cardiopulmonary clinical assessments with appropriate inclusion of other systems (e.g. cardiovascular, nutritional, neurologic, etc.).

Inova Benefits and Perks:

  • Health, Vision, and Dental Coverage
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Retirement matching: dollar for dollar the first 5% of your eligible pay that you contribute
  • Competitive salary
  • Paid Time Off: Accrue PTO hours on your very first day of work.

    Shift: Night Shift
    Hours: Full-Time Hours Per Week 7:00PM to 7:00AM with Weekends and Holidays
    Location: Inova Alexandria Hospital

    • Administers advanced respiratory therapeutic interventions (e.g., heliox, nitric oxide, CNB, Chest Wall Oscillation, etc.) with moderate proficiency and occasional supervision.
    • Establishes and manages basic mechanical ventilation with the most commonly used ventilators with high proficiency and minimal to no supervision. Uses complex forms of mechanical ventilation (e.g., HFO, NPPV, PRVC, transport) with moderate proficiency and occasional supervision.
    • Performs weaning mechanics as ordered with high proficiency in more than 90 percent of ventilator patients cared for.
    • Reviews the need for continuing ventilator support (i.e. spontaneous breathing trial, weaning) in more than 90 percent of patients cared for with a high degree of proficiency on a daily basis. Routinely develops or refines ventilator care plans and communicates to the patient care team.
    • Formulates a plan of care for most patients based on patient diagnostics data, response to therapy and physiologic profiles. Ensures that therapeutic plans are sound and consistent with the departmental standards of care.
    • May perform additional duties as assigned.


      • Graduate of an accredited CoARC (The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care) respiratory care program.
      • Six months in a critical care environment or one or more years of specialized training in advanced diagnostics/pulmonary rehabilitation as a practicing Respiratory Therapist
      • Certified Respiratory Therapist by the National Board of Respiratory Care or or more than 10 years of experience as a Certified Respiratory Therapist as defined by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC).
      • Basic Life Support from AHA upon start
      • Advanced Certifications (ACLS, PALS or NRP) must be obtain within one year from date of hire.
      • Licensed Respiratory Therapist and eligible to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Keywords: Inova Health System, Alexandria , Respiratory Therapist 2 Full-Time Night, Healthcare , Alexandria, Virginia

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