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Respiratory Therapist (Hiring Incentive) - Fairfax

Fairfax Medical Campus 606930 Full Time 3300 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA, 22042, US

Job Description

Inova is Northern Virginia’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider. Our mission is to provide world-class healthcare – every time, every touch – to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve. Inova’s 19,000 team members serve more than 2 million individuals annually through an integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes.

We offer a $10,000 Sign-On Bonus, $10,000 Referral Bonus, and Relocation Bonus! Plus don’t forget about our other amazing benefits and perks! (See below)

U.S. News & World Report has again ranked Inova Fairfax Hospital #1 in the Washington, DC metro area. In addition, Inova Fairfax has also been ranked #1 in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Inova’s flagship location is Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, a 923-bed medical center serving Northern Virginia, the Washington DC metro area and beyond. We consistently receive accolades for our high quality of patient care and safety in both national and regional rankings. Our campus includes Inova Fairfax HospitalInova Heart and Vascular InstituteInova Schar Cancer InstituteInova Neurosciences InstituteInova Children’s Hospital and Inova Women’s Hospital. The campus is also home to Northern Virginia's only Level 1 Trauma Center and offers organ transplant programs for Heart, Lung, Kidney and Pancreas.

Inova Fairfax Medical Campus is an independent academic medical center and serves as a regional medical school campus. We also provide residency and fellowship training programs for physicians both independently and through multiple graduate medical education partnerships, and we partner with multiple schools of nursing and pharmacy. See more about this location here: Inova - Fairfax Medical Campus

Benefits and Perks:

  • Health, Vision, and Dental Coverage
  • Life Insurance, Short/Long Term Disability
  • Retirement: Inova matches dollar for dollar the first 5% of your eligible pay that you contribute to the plan
  • Competitive salary: Pay based experience
  • Amazing Paid Time Off: Accrue PTO hours on your very first day of work
  • Supplemental Plans: Including Auto/Home Insurance discounts, Pet Insurance, Identity Theft Protection
  • Additional Benefits: Educational Assistance of up to $5,250/year, Student Loan Refinancing, Adoption Assistance, Child Care Centers, Scholarship Program, Free Parking, Exclusive savings opportunities to in-store events, theme parks, discounts, movie tickets and local offerings and so much more!

Requirements for consideration as a RT I

  • Graduate of a Respiratory accredited CoARC (The Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care) program
  • Eligible to sit for the National Board Respiratory Care advanced practitioner exam (CRT OR RRT)
  • Possession of license from the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Respiratory Therapist by Start Date
  • Basic Life Support Certification by Start Date
  • Training in advanced bronchial pulmonary hygiene therapies and modalities. Blood Collection Techniques (i.e Arterial/Capillary Puncture). Proficient in English.

Additional Requirements to be considered for RT II

  • 6 months in the critical care environment or 1 or more years of specialized training in advanced diagnostics/pulmonary rehab as a practicing Respiratory Therapist.
  • Current Registered Respiratory Therapist OR greater than 10 years as a Certified Respiratory Therapist as defined by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC).
  • Advanced Certifications (ACLS, PALS or NRP) or must obtain within one year of hire. 

Additional Requirements to be considered for RT III

  • At least 2 years of critical care experience
  • Current Registered Respiratory Therapist
  • Must possess one of the following: (ACLS, PALS or NRP) or an Advanced Credential (ACCS, AEC, NPS, RPFT, CPFT or SDS) or a relevant Baccalaureate Degree
  • BLS for the HCP Provider

Job Responsibilities:

  • With consideration for work assignment, routinely (>90%) completes work assignment with minimal assistance.
  • Consistently meets established productivity standards.
  • Consistently performs basic clinical assessments of the cardiopulmonary system with high degree of accuracy. Occasionally performs more thorough, advanced cardiopulmonary clinical assessments, with appropriate inclusion of other systems (e.g., cardiovascular, nutritional, neurologic, etc.).
  • Administers advanced respiratory therapeutic interventions (e.g., heliox, nitric oxide, CNB, Chest Wall Oscillation, etc.) with moderate proficiency and occasional supervision.
  • Establish and manage basic mechanical ventilation with most commonly used ventilators with high proficiency and minimal-to-no-supervision. Moderate-to-frequent use of more complex forms of mechanical ventilation (e.g., HFO, NPPV, PRVC, transport) with moderate proficiency and occasional supervision.
  • Performs weaning mechanic as ordered with high proficiency in >90% of the ventilator patients cared for.
  • Reviews daily the need for continuing ventilator support (i.e. spontaneous breathing trial, weaning) in >90% of the patients cared for with high degree of proficiency. Routinely develops or refines the ventilator care plan and communicates to the patient care team.
  • Routinely formulates a plan-of-care for most patients based on patient diagnostics data, response-to-therapy, and the physiologic profile. Therapeutic plan is sound and consistent with the department standard-of-care.
  • Is perceived by clinical staff as knowledgeable in many aspects of respiratory care. Establishes and recommends therapeutic interventions (e.g. contacting physician or care team) with moderate proficiency and occasional supervision.
  • Uses effective time management in work organization and triaging.
  • Collects specimens and performs basic diagnostic testing with moderate proficiency and minimal supervision.
  • Successfully completes at least 12 continuing education units and provides documented evidence to the department for the evaluation year. Successfully completes at least 12 non-mandatory continuing education units and provides documented evidence to the department for the evaluation year. Successfully completes all of the departmental, hospital and system competencies required for job category within the designated time frame.
  • Supports the advancement of the respiratory care profession by participating in one system, hospital, department, or professional initiative.
  • Applies departmental protocols and clinical practice guidelines with high frequency, precision and compliance when indicated, and does so with minimal supervision. Routinely applies new techniques and procedures with high proficiency within 30 days of training/orientation.
  • Meets Clinical Ladder criteria by meeting the Core requirements. Routinely (>90%) records data for the Quality Improvement processes with the department (i.e., SBT screening, ARDS/ALI screening, PDP bronchodilator assessment). Documents >95% of care provided with high degree of accuracy in 95% of the patients cared for. Documents according to protocols and/or charting templates.
  • Provides educational training to patient and/or family members as appropriate (e.g. assesses the patient's learning style, barriers to learning) and knows how to make appropriate modifications with high proficiency and minimal supervision. Documents events
  • Consistently communicates accurate therapeutic and patient information with healthcare members on the care plan, and does so in a manner consistent with the Inova standards.
  • Actively seeks ways to assist other members of the healthcare team. Is generally recognized by peers and supervisory staff as collaborative and helpful, and has no more than 1 substantiated complaint form staff/co-workers during the evaluation year. Takes an active and positive role in training, education, and orientation of team members and students within departmental guidelines.