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Company: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Location: Nashville, TN
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech

Description

Respiratory Therapist

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Your Role:  
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is seeking to hire a Respiratory Therapist, whom will have responsibilities for providing routine and specialized respiratory care procedures in a critical care environment; including respiratory care assessments and diagnostic testing procedures associated with respiratory care in the academic hospital and Vanderbilt clinics settings. Vanderbilt's Respiratory Care Practitioners are assigned multiple areas of patient care based upon census, diagnostic testing, and therapy demands.

 

The VUMC Respiratory Therapist aspires to expert performance in a safe manner and applies their clinical expertise to achieve accurate clinical results that leads to quality patient care outcomes. For more information regarding the physical requirements and environmental conditions for this job, please click here

  Position Qualifications Required:
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Certification with NBRC
  • Active Registered Respiratory Therapist licensure in the state of Tennessee
  • Active BLS status or eligibility to obtain prior to hire date
  • Attention to detail, ability to work well under pressure with tight turnaround times, and ability to adapt in a diverse, team-based culture
Preferred:
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Respiratory Therapy (BSRRT) or related degree equivalency
  • Minimum of 1 year Respiratory Therapy experience in a Level 1 Trauma setting
  • NBRC's ACCS Credentials and a strong passion for practicing in the adult critical care setting, beyond basic or routine competencies associated with general respiratory care procedures
  • Specialization in Arterial Blood Gases (ABG) endorsement credentials
  • Active ACLS provider from American Heart Association 
Position Shift:
  • 7pm-7am CST, 3 days per week 
  • A formal training and orientation is included for new employees to ensure every patient receives the highest quality of personalized care in a safe and effective manner, meeting the Credo Pillar
  • Our Adult Respiratory Care teams work in 12 hour shifts to ensure ample coverage for our patients accross the organization

Department/Unit Summary:

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been rated the #1 Hospital in Nashville and the state of Tennessee by the US News & World Report. VUMC's Diagnostic Laboratories - consisting of Laboratory Client Services (LCS), Clinical Pathology Services (CPS), Diagnostic Molecular & Genetics Services (DMGS), and Anatomic Pathology Services (APS) - have state-of-the-art automation and exceptional employees to meet the demands of accurately and timely performance of tests, while providing our patients and their families with enhanced and exceptional care. VUMC is rated in the Top 100 Most Wired Hospitals with advanced LIS systems and technologies.

 

Vanderbilt's Adult Respiratory Care team is comprised of 7 ICU units and independent arterial blood gas laboratories, as well as acute care areas. VUMC Adult Respiratory Care supports our adult patients in the inpatient and clinical settings. Our fast-paced, team oriented culture gives you the opportunity to contribute to breakthroughs with healthcare advancements. We support your career growth with a established Professional Advancement Pathway as a Respiratory Therapist.

  Click Here To View The VUMC Promise of Discovery    

Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:

Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt's mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.

 

VUMC Recent Accomplishments

Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:

 
  • US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology (Bill Wilkerson Center), 9 adult and 9 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
  • Truven Health Analytics: among the top 100 hospitals in the US
  • Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
  • The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score
  • National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science: 12 faculty members elected fellows in 2014
  • Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Middle Tennessee
  • Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
  • American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US
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Qualifications

Position Shift:
  • 7pm-7am CST, 3 days per week 
  • A formal training and orientation is included for new employees to ensure every patient receives the highest quality of personalized care in a safe and effective manner, meeting the Credo Pillar
  • Our Adult Respiratory Care teams work in 12 hour shifts to ensure ample coverage for our patients accross the organization
VUMC Recent Accomplishments

Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:

  • US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology (Bill Wilkerson Center), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
  • Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.
  • Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
  • The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score
  • National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
  • Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Tennessee
  • Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
  • American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US

Download the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Facts 2016-2017 to learn more about our services and facilities.

   


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