Registered Respiratory Therapist

Cone Health

Job Description

This position is responsible for providing quality Respiratory Care for patients, including neonates, pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatrics. Employees may be required to cover shifts at any of the Cone Health acute care hospitals.

1) Manages invasive/non-invasive ventilators
2) Performs routine therapy modalities
3) Processes blood gases
4) Performs advanced therapy modalities
5) Completes required documentation.
6) Monitors and maintains department supply levels/equipment

Cone Health Values
Caring for our patients
Caring for each other
Caring for our communities

Cone Health Operating Principles
Uses evidence based practices to provide safe and exceptional patient care.
Communicates honestly and directly with care and respect.
Includes people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and points of view.
Demonstrates responsible behavior by seeing it, owning it, solving it, doing it, and celebrating it.

Cone Health Practices
Keeps patients safe by practicing the 4 R's (right patient, right place, right time, right service).
Practices AIDET (acknowledge, introduce, duration, explain, thank you) for every patient interaction.
Does not engage in gossip; takes issues to the person who can do something about it.
Demonstrates responsible behavior by doing what I say, when I say and communicate. If I can't, I clean it up.
Assume the best intention and seek to understand.
Thanks someone every day.

Responds appropriately to emergency situations (Cone Health Codes) and demonstrates knowledge of how to respond.
Always uses appropriate safety devices and techniques (examples: using safe lift equipment and needle safe devices; pushing carts; correctly lifting copy paper).
Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals (including compliance with Infection Prevention, Hand Hygiene, etc.).
Identifies and reports safety hazards and incidents. Maintains secure areas per policy (carts, closets, etc.)
Protects all confidential information and obeys all HIPAA regulations.
Adheres to all organizational and departmental policies and procedures, including dress code.
Documents time accurately using Kronos. Not in corrective action for Kronos edits.
Attends at least 75% of departmental staff meetings.
Completes all departmentally required education, competencies, and/or proficiencies.

Demonstrates compliance with Attendance Policy.


Experience working in an acute care setting or completed acute care clinical rotations.
Preferred: Experience in managing critical care patients.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Demonstrates clinical knowledge appropriate to age groups.

Demonstrates interpersonal skills.

Demonstrates the ability to evaluate and appropriately respond to verbal and nonverbal communication from patients in diverse stages of development, i.e. neonates, pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatrics.

Demonstrates the ability to assess, evaluate, and modify therapy per therapist driven protocols.




12 hour nights, every third weekend

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