Respiratory Transport Therapist - Neonatal/Pediatrics

Roanoke, VA, US, 24014

Job Summary

Make the most of your clinical skills at an organization that has earned numerous awards for clinical excellence. Based in Roanoke, VA, our community-based health care organization encompasses a comprehensive network of hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices, and other complementary services.

Play an important role with a regional leader that inspires better health through compassionate care, medical education and research, and neighborhood outreach. Realize the advantages of advancing your career with an organization where you can expect supportive leadership, state-of-the-art technological resources, inter-professional teamwork, and innovative learning.

The Respiratory Transport Therapist erforms basic and advanced therapeutic, diagnostic and life support respiratory care procedures in general, critical care and transport patient care areas. Collaborates with other transport team members and referral facilities. Provides excellent customer service and assists with family and staff education.

1. Collaborates with other transport team members to ensure the safety of all transport operations. Provides rapid assessment, emergency measures and transportation for the critically ill/injured patient, utilizing the latest techniques and state of the art equipment.  Uses an advanced level of communication skills.
2. Applies knowledge of growth and development to appropriately care for patients served- Performs various therapeutic, life support, diagnostic procedures and patient family education. Evaluates patients for the appropriateness and effectiveness of ordered therapy and communicates suggested alternatives to physician. Performs facility specific support functions.
3. Organizes, prioritizes and evaluates patient care delivered by various levels of staff both in hospital and on transport. Participates in providing outreach education. Acts as resource to other patient support staff.
4. Actively participates in performance improvement program by collecting and analyzing data to obtain desired outcomes.
5. Acquires and maintains advanced skills per orientation and annual competencies. Maintains all required certifications, licenses and continuing education.
6. Performs cleaning, preventative maintenance and operational verification of equipment. Recognizes equipment malfunction and takes appropriate action- Monitors safety practices in the work environment and reports areas of concern.
7. Performs independently during team downtime in a productive manner. Completes timely communication of progress on team or individual assignments at staff meetings and through email updates. Recognizes non-productive time and changes status to on-call or goes home with PTO if not staffing.
8. Assists patient, family and referring facility in completing the electronic satisfaction surveys or provides a paper format of the survey.  Assists Outreach Department on transport follow-up during down-time.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Graduate of an AMA COARC approved advanced practitioner program.  BLS required.

Experience: 3 years of Full Time employment in a critical care or emergency department setting required.  PICU or NICU preferred.
Licensure/Certifications/Registration: Licensed by the Virginia State Board of Medicine and Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care. Pediatric/Neonatal specialty credential preferred.
Other Minimum Qualifications:

Successful completion of Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Neonatal Resuscitation Programs and Advanced Cardiac Life Support prior to coming off orientation and and STABLE within 1 year. Must successfully complete orientation and competency validation yearly for position.  Must possess exceptional interpersonal skills and high tolerance to stress. Must be able to fulfill physical requirements of the position.

Must be self-motivated.

Our Values

Below are our core values that we strive to embody and expect of all our team members:

Collaboration: Working together with purpose to achieve shared goals.

Commitment:  Unwavering in our quest for exceptional quality and service.

Compassion:  Putting heart into everything we do.

Courage:  Doing what’s right for our patients without question.

Curiosity:  Fostering creativity and innovation in our pursuit of excellence.


Requisition Number: 59143 
Employment Status: Full time 
Location: Carilion Children’s Hospital 
Shift: Day/Evening/Night 
Shift Details: 7p - 7a, Three 12-hour shifts per week with EOW
Recruiter: DAVID L NIVEN 
Recruiter Phone: 540-983-4057 
Recruiter Email: dlniven@carilionclinic.org

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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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