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AdventHealth Lead Registered Respiratory Therapist in Hendersonville, North Carolina


All the benefits and perks you need for you and your family:

  • Benefits from Day One

  • Paid Days Off from Day One

  • Career Development

  • Whole Person Wellbeing Resources

  • Mental Health Resources and Support

Our promise to you:

Joining AdventHealth is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind and spirit. AdventHealth is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.


Schedule: Full Time

Shift : 4/10 hour shifts, 3/12 hour shifts, or 5/8 hour shifts, depending on the need of the dept. Call every other week (friday to friday)

Location: AdventHealth Hendersonville 100 Hospital Drive Hendersonville NC 28792

The role you’ll contribute: Under the supervision of the Respiratory Care Department Manager, the Registered Respiratory Therapist LEAD is responsible for providing respiratory care services in accordance with specific physician’s orders, department policies and procedures. In addition, the LEAD should assist with daily operations, assignments, schedules, and attend to the needs of the department and patients. This position is also required to perform pulmonary function testing (PFTs). The LEAD position should have a minimum of one-year experience.


The value you’ll bring to the team:

  • Responsible for assisting the Manager in day-to-day operations, compliance and regulatory needs and requirements, and direct patient care.

  • Assist with training and annual competencies include EMR updates.

  • Maintain records on equipment, associated malfunctions, and arranges for repairs as needed.

  • Responsible for assisting with quality control of equipment.

  • Perform pulmonary function test.

  • Helps maintain (and adheres to) department policies and procedures.

  • Helps maintain department inventory / PAR levels.

  • Responsible for providing respiratory services in accordance with specific physician's orders, department policies and procedures.

  • Maintain knowledge of the various methods of oxygen delivery, including the necessary equipment. Remain alert, assess possible side effects to oxygen therapy.

  • Administer respiratory therapy treatments, understands the purpose of each and the possible side effects associated with each.

  • Set-up and monitor mechanical ventilators and the associated critical care duties required for such treatment, such as airway management and tracheal suctioning.

  • Assess patient pain interfering with optimal level of function or participation in rehabilitation as needed. Make appropriate physician contact for intervention.

  • Perform arterial punctures to obtain and analyzes arterial blood samples for blood gas analysis, and understand the possible complications and contraindications associated with the procedure.

  • Follow departmental equipment sterilization procedures.

  • Document all pertinent data on the patient's electronic medical record following completion of any service.

  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of all departmental forms, flow charts, logbook and their proper usage. Perform all duties as outlined in the "Shift Responsibilities" section for the shift that the therapist works.

  • Perform all additional duties as assigned by the department director.

  • Perform and process ECGs according to department procedures.

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the differences in techniques and treatment modalities as performed on patients of varying ages, including neonate, pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients, as well as the general patient population.

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of oxygen concentrations and medication doses as they relate to patients of all ages, including neonate, pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients.

  • Manage and operate equipment safely and correctly. Inspect and test respiratory therapy equipment to ensure that it is functioning safely and efficiently.

  • Formulate a teaching plan based on identified learning needs of a patient and evaluates effectiveness of learning. Include patient’s family in teaching as appropriate.

  • Attend education in-service programs to maintain professional competency. Obtain appropriate hospital-specific education and training.

  • Take call as assigned

  • All other duties as assigned by RT Leadership.


The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed:

  • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing required.

  • Associate’s degree in Respiratory Care with a minimum of one year experience or a Bachelor’s Degree with 2 years of experience as an RRT.

  • Successfully passed the Registered Respiratory Therapist exam with the National Board for Respiratory Care

  • Current License with the North Carolina Respiratory Care Board required

  • Current BLS required

  • NRP required within 90 days of hire

  • Current PALS and ACLS preferred

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

Category: Respiratory Services

Organization: AdventHealth Hendersonville

Schedule: 1 - Day

Shift: AdventHealth Hendersonville

Req ID: 22024303

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.