Valley Health System is a not-for-profit network of hospitals, urgent cares, physician practices, and services. Expanding across Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland, we are devoted to the health of all who call our 18-county area home.
A vital resource for healthcare, we are the region’s largest employer, a dependable community partner, and are at the leading edge of clinical innovations.
We are looking for passionate, innovative, and caring people who will each bring their unique skills and perspectives to our workplace.
What You Will Do:
All new employees will enter into employment as a Registered Respiratory Practitioner. Each new employee will be evaluated, and placed on a clinical ladder according to their documented level of clinical expertise. Each level of practice on the clinical ladder reflects a degree of professional practice, and clinical expertise. Newly assessed employees will be eligible to receive a stipend that relates to their level of clinical and professional practice. All new graduates will initially remain at the entry level of clinical practice. All evaluations are repeated on a yearly basis as part of mandatory competency testing.
What You Will Bring:
Education Certificate Accredited Respiratory Care Program
Certification & Licensures
Respiratory Care Practitioner License in Virginia within 30 days of hire
Registered Respiratory Therapist
New grads encouraged to apply.
BLS Certification (Basic Life Support) - American Heart ‘Healthcare Provider’ (HCP) - AHA approved required **
ACLS Certification (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) preferred
New hires must have American Heart Association (AHA) appropriate certification prior to completion of orientation.
Qualifications Certified and competent to perform all prescribed duties as outlined in the Job Description to patients ages infant to adult. Must maintain Annual Respiratory Services Competency testing scores in accordance with department standards. Primary work assignment will be Acute Care
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS: Respiratory Therapists are expected to have a fundamental, working knowledge of anatomy and physiology, disease processes, diagnostic procedures, and therapeutic modalities. This includes, but is obviously not limited to:
Arterial Blood Gas (ABG), EKG, oximetry, capnography, and chest x-ray analysis and interpretation and their relevance to the patient’s care.
Medical gas cylinders and regulators.
Oxygen delivery devices.
Mechanical ventilators (relative to all age groups of patients)
Therapeutic pulmonary modalities
While performing job functions related to respiratory medication administration, personnel may access medication storage areas.
Attention to details
Ability to respond appropriately under stress
Maintain professional demeanor with patients, physicians and employees
Engagement Requirements: Monthly Staff Meetings are a primary channel for Communication within the Respiratory Services department. In order for an employee to receive a ‘Meets Standards’ as an overall score on their annual performance review the employee must have attended a minimal of 80% of the regularly scheduled staff meetings.
Maintenance: To maintain the level, the candidate will meet each performance standard on the annual performance appraisal at a ‘3’ (‘fully meets expectations’) or above. In the event that the RCP is not meeting the requirements of the performance appraisal as stated, the direct report official will work with the employee to develop an action plan designed to support and maintain their level. If the employee is unable to meet expectations at this level of practice after completing the action plan, the employee will be terminated from employment.
What You Will Get:
- Competitive salary - Flexible scheduling - Onsite Childcare (available at some locations) - Health Insurance - Paid Time Off - Wellness Program - Tuition Assistance - Retirement Plan - Life Insurance
*some benefits are subject to change due to job status
Valley Health is a community partner. Based in Winchester, Virginia, Valley Health is composed of six core hospitals: Valley Health brings together 604 licensed inpatient beds, 166 long-term care beds, 5,300 employees, and a medical staff exceeding 500 professionals. Winchester Medical Center is our flagship Magnet facility. We are a Level II trauma center and regional referral center.