Works under the supervision of the Manager and Director for Respiratory Care Services. Will adhere to AACVPR guidelines for pulmonary rehabilitation ensuring the physician is notified of all systemic and psycho-social assessments that may require treatment. Will provide education instruction and ensure the safety of patients during pulmonary rehabilitation classes. Will accurately complete all forms of pulmonary function testing to meet ATS/ERS guidelines. Will submit appropriate documentation for each patient visit and ensure results are submitted to the appropriate physician. Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care that is individualized based on the patients specific age cultural background and disease process.
Riverside began serving the Virginia Peninsula community in 1916. In 1963, Riverside moved to the present 72-acre location in Newport News on J. Clyde Morris Boulevard. A 450-bed facility, Riverside Regional Medical Center is the Virginia Peninsulas most comprehensive medical facility combining the most recent computerized medical technology with a healing environment. The Pavilion is a 250,000 sq. ft., $107 million, 3-story addition to Riverside Regional Medical Center, which opened in 2013. This acute care facility provides a regional cancer care center, the Peninsula regions only comprehensive stroke center, the areas only open-heart surgery program, the regions only Level II Trauma Center, and a cornerstone neurosciences program that includes the Chesapeake, Riverside and University of Virginia Radiosurgery Center.
EDUCATION: Graduate of an Accredited Respiratory Program with Associate Degree or equivalent required. Bachelors degree preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Previous respiratory care experience of one year preferred. Comprehensive knowledge of respiratory process and protocols.
LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: Certified Respiratory Therapist required. Licensed in the state of Virginia. BLS certification required CPFT/RPFT or Pulmonary Rehab Certification required within 18 months of employment or transfer and maintained thereafter.