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Respiratory Therapist - Children's Transport Team

Job ID: 950966
Facility: Vidant Medical Center
Location: Greenville, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Jul 22, 2021

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Job Description

Vidant Health

About Vidant Transport

Vidant Medical Transport provides critical care air and ground service to areas within 150 miles of Greenville, North Carolina. We are based at Vidant Medical Center, home of the region's only Level-1 Trauma Center and Children's Hospital. Vidant Medical Transport is nationally recognized for safety, quality and service. We are fully accredited by CAMTS (the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems). Since 1985, Vidant Medical Transport has been committed to building relationships with our partners, patients and the communities we serve.

Position Summary

Children's Transport Respiratory Therapist will function as a member of the critical care transport team and be responsible for the care of critically ill and injured pediatric and neonatal patients, by air and ground, working in conjunction with Vidant EastCare. The respiratory therapist administers competent care of patients through airway management, mechanical ventilator management, oxygen therapy, aerosol therapies, respiratory care procedures, and advanced practice procedures per Children's Transport medical director and following the North Carolina Office of Emergency Service (NCOEMS) guidelines. You will also be assisting the Children's Hospital respiratory therapists when transports are not required.

Vidant EastCare provides critical care transport using both air and ground service to Eastern, North Carolina. We are based at Vidant Medical Center, home of the region's only Level-1 Trauma Center and Children's Hospital. Vidant EastCare is nationally recognized for safety, quality and service. We are fully accredited by CAMTS (the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems).

Minimum Requirements

  • Associate Degree with 2 years of RRT experience
  • Completion of a 2 year AMA approved respiratory care program (Associates degree or equivalent), with a Bachelors Degree preferred.
  • Must be RRT and a minimum of 2 years in clinical respiratory therapy, including a minimum of 1 year in pediatric or neonatal intensive care, or equivalent critical care transport experience.
  • BLS, ACLS, NRP and PALS certifications prior to completion of orientation.
  • EMT certification within one year of completion of orientation.
  • Neonatal or Pediatric specific certification (NPS or C-NPT) within two years of hire.

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

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