Riverside Health System

Respiratory Therapist

Location Name Riverside Tappahannock Hospital
Department Respiratory Therapy
Job ID
Clinical (Non-Nursing)


Works under the supervision of the Manager/Supervisor Director and Medical Director of Respiratory Care Services. The Respiratory Care Practitioner is responsible for the planning executing and evaluating the total Respiratory Care of assigned patients. The Respiratory Care Practitioner utilizes current evidenced based Respiratory Care Practice to care for each patient based on the physiological psychosocial and cultural diversity. Works under the direction of the leadership team to provided respiratory services associated with and in accordance with standards of excellence established by Riverside Health System and facility goals and strategic plans. Responsible for assuring safe practices as referenced in the National Patient Safety Goals and supports best practices as recommended by the American Association of Respiratory Care.

Riverside Tappahannock Hospital is a 67-bed facility caring for citizens in the Tappahannock, Essex, King and Queen, King William counties and the Northern Neck counties of Richmond, Westmoreland, Northumberland, and Lancaster. Riverside Tappahannock Hospital was recently awarded 2nd place in the Best Hospital category in Best of Virginia 2017 by Virginia Living Magazine. Tappahannock is a wonderful and small town located on the banks of the Rappahannock River. There is a relaxing, laid-back feel to the town and its close proximity to water means that leisure activities are usually centered around the river. There are marinas and public launch sites for boating and fishing as well as public parks to enjoy the water. Downtown Tappahannock also offers local shops and restaurants with a feel that is unique to this region. We strive every day to earn the trust of patients and family members with the state-of-the-art medical care, compassionate professionals and concern for the communities we serve. We offer a wide variety of services available, ranging from traditional hospital care to intensive care, including sophisticated diagnostics, home care and physician specialists in most fields.


Education: Associates degree in Respiratory Care required, Bachelors preferred.

Experience: Previous respiratory care experience of one year preferred. 

Licensure/Certification: Certified or Registered Respiratory Therapist by the National Board of Respiratory Care and licensed in the state of Virginia, BLS certification required. ACLS required within 1 year of employment. PALS preferred. 

Hours: Full time -  rotating shifts


Within driving distance from: Richmond, and DC suburbs like Fredericksburg, Maryland and Pennsylvania. 


Riverside Health System offers a competitive salary, compensation package and benefits to include: Tuition reimbursement, Health, Dental, Life Insurance and much more!!


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