The RT Clinical Specialist works under the supervision of the Respiratory Care Manager and serves as a liaison and serves as an on-site resource. The CS is responsible for the orientation and continued education for the team members within RHS. The CS is also responsible for scheduling inservices scheduling orientation for new employees and students chairing key committees and assisting in annual competencies for staff members. Adheres to assuring safe practices as set forth by the National Patient Safety Goals and supports best practices as recommended by the American Association for Respiratory Care. Team Member Core Values and StandardsThe team member demonstrates RHS team member core values and standards for which all employees regardless of their position are accountable
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 : Degree/Diploma Obtained Program of Study Required. Associates of Applied Science in Respiratory Care Preferred. Bachelors Degree Preferred
EXPERIENCE: Previous Respiratory Care experience of three (3) years required.
CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE: Licensed by the state of Virginia as a Registered Respiratory Therapist. Registered Respiratory Therapist required. Requires BLS and ACLS required upon hire. PALS/NRP preferred. Prefer BLS/ACLS/PALS/NRP instructor. Must obtain RHS Advanced Airway Management (AAM) certification within eighteen (18) months of hire/transfer. ACCS, COPD-E, NPS, PD-E, or AE-C certifications preferred.