Certified Respiratory Therapist - Pediatric Allergy and Pulmonology

Roanoke, VA, US, 24013

Employment Status:  Full time
Shift:  Day
Facility:  Carilion Children's Pediatric Allergy & Pulmonology
Requisition Number:  120647

 Salary:

 Onsite, Remote or Hybrid: Onsite

 Sign on Bonus:

Job Summary


Performs basic and advanced therapeutic, diagnostic and life support respiratory care procedures in general and intensive patient care areas, or home care environment. Specifically, this position will perform spirometry testing, work with home vents, help triage pts, work with DME companies

  • Implements patient care in order to achieve optimum patient outcomes for patients of all ages as appropriate to service area.
  • Collaborates with members of the health care team/patient/ family to develop, implement, and evaluate an age-specific interdisciplinary plan of care. Revises plan according to changes in patient status.
  • Treatments and medications for patients of all ages are accurately administered and documented.
  • Patient/family (caregiver) educational needs are identified in a timely manner, incorporated into the plan of care, implemented and documented appropriately.
  • Assists in performance improvement program by obtaining desired outcomes. 
  • Assures personal and professional development through participation in educational activities and completion of annual competency validation.
  • Performs support functions that are facility specific, such as documentation, charging, filing, scheduling, and orientation of new employees or students.  Performs cleaning, preventative maintenance and operational verification of equipment and recognizes equipment malfunction/takes appropriate action. Monitors safety practices in the work environment and reports areas of concern.
  • Consistently demonstrates the role of patient advocate, protector of patient’s rights, and provider of psychological/social/cultural support.
  • Applies knowledge of growth and development to appropriately care for patients served.
  • Determines and performs within clinical, leadership and/or education pathways to support (direct/indirect) evidenced based, quality patient care service and performance improvement.
  • Exhibits clinical expertise in rapidly changing circumstances.
  • Functions as role model for clinical practice to coworker, students, and physicians.
  • Manages resources, establishes priorities, and modifies environment to meet patient care needs.
  • May participate in manager/director predetermined projects within specified time frame and according to pre-established guidelines.
  • Uses problem-solving methods to facilitate resolution to patient and personnel situations that present in the work area.
  • Provides feedback to staff using appropriate communication and documentation.
  • Provides input into departmental operations and work issues by participating on unit, hospital and/or organization activities.
  • May assist with providing educational activities for the respiratory care department, other hospital departments and the community.

Minimum Qualifications


Education: Associate degree and/or certification required from a CoARC (Committee on Accreditation of Respiratory Care Education) approved school of respiratory therapy.

Experience: No experience required. One to three years' experience preferred.

Licensure/Certification: Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner by the VA State Board of Medicine. Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care.

Other: Effective interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills required. Must successfully complete orientation and competency validation for position. Be able to acquire BLS within 3 months of employment in this position or as determined by department. Some areas may require ACLS, NRP, PALS certification within one year of employment. Active membership in professional organization (AARC) preferred. 

About Carilion


This is Carilion Clinic ...

An organization where innovation happens, collaboration is expected and ideas are valued. A not-for-profit, mission-driven health system built on progress and partnerships. A courageous team that is always learning, never discouraged and forever curious.

Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., you will find a robust system of award winning hospitals, Level 1 and 3 trauma centers, Level 3 NICU, Institute of Orthopedics and Neurosciences, multi-specialty physician practices, and The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute.

Carilion is where you can make your own path, make new discoveries and, most importantly, make a difference. Here, in a place where the air is clean, people are kind and life is good. Make your tomorrow with us.

Recruiter: DAVID L NIVEN 
Recruiter Phone: 540-983-4057 
Recruiter Email: dlniven@carilionclinic.org 


For more information, contact the HR Service Center at 1-800-599-2537.

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What matters to you is important to us—like benefits, rewards, and resources to improve your life. Carilion understands the importance of prioritizing your well-being to help you develop and thrive. When you make your tomorrow with us, we’ll enhance your potential to realize the best in yourself. Below are benefits available to you when you join Carilion:

  • Employer Funded Pension Plan, vested after five years (Voluntary 403B)
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, & Vision Benefits
  • Flexible Work Arrangements/Schedules
  • Remote Work Options
  • Paid Time Off (accrued from day one)
  • Onsite fitness studios and discounts to our Carilion Wellness centers
  • Access to our health and wellness app, Virgin Pulse
  • Discounts on childcare
  • Continued education and training

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Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
Carilion Clinic is a drug-free workplace.


Nearest Major Market: Roanoke

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