HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Registered Respiratory Therapist I PRN Nights in Richmond, Virginia

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY: Administers floor and critical care therapy modalities. Performs arterial puncture and blood gas analysis and instrument QC. Responds to cardiopulmonary arrests. Maintains and processes equipment. Provides specialized service to the department.


  1. Maintains CPR certificate.

  2. Maintains license requirements.

  3. Maintains NBRC credentials for Certified or Registered Respiratory Therapist

  4. Fulfills staff meeting, in-service, competency and on-going education requirements.

  5. Ensures safe and appropriate oxygen administrations through the Oxygen Therapist Driven Protocol.

  6. Performs non-invasive SpO2monitoring through pulse oximetry via overnight studies, exercise, continuous and spot checks.

  7. Administers all therapy modalities to patients per physician orders.

  8. Performs VEST therapy.

  9. Performs basic operations on the Meditech system.

    1. Performs regular equipment rounds.

    2. Performs equipment cleaning and set up.

    3. Sets up and operates CPAP/Bi-Level therapy.

    4. Performs arterial puncture and blood gas analysis.

    5. Adheres to established blood gas quality control protocol.

    6. Performs trouble-shooting and maintenance of Blood Gas Machine as a Super User.

    7. Responds and participates in all code blue situations.

    8. Sets up and monitors NIPPV (non-invasive positive pressure ventilation) through both Bi-Level and Volume ventilation.

    9. Initiates, operates and monitors Adult mechanical ventilators.

    10. Assists in bedside therapeutic bronchoscopies.

    11. Initiates, operates and monitors Nitric Oxide therapy.

    12. Initiates, operates and monitors Heliox therapy.

    13. Precepts new employees or staff members entering into a new area of training.

    14. Performs bedside spirometry.

    15. Performs Metabolic testing for spontaneously breathing and artificially ventilated patients.

    16. Performs intubations as needed as a member of the Code Blue team.


    One year critical care experience.

    One year NICU/PICU experience. Knowledge and experience in basic floor care and mechanical ventilation, blood gas analysis, pulmonary function testing, bronchoscopy, capnography and oximetry equipment.


    Respiratory Therapist I: Virginia Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner Maintain NBRC credentials for Certified or Registered Respiratory Therapist
    Current CPR Certification

    Registry-eligible Respiratory Therapist
    Registered Respiratory Therapist
    NBRC Perinatal/Pediatric Specialty Exam passed
    NRP, PALS, or ACLS certificates

Title: Registered Respiratory Therapist I PRN Nights

Location: Virginia-Richmond-Johnston-Willis Hospital

Requisition ID: 00035-34235