The Pediatric Registered Respiratory Therapist performs routine respiratory care procedures in the acute care, critical care and outpatient environment; perform respiratory care assessments and diagnostic testing procedures associated with respiratory care under occasional guidance.
- Initiates and maintains mechanical ventilation.
- Provides education for students in affiliated clinical training programs as well as patients and families.
- The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
Position Shifts Available:
Nights 7pm - 7am
Graduate of an approved discipline specific program (or equivalent experience) and < 1 year relevant industry
Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):
- State of Tennessee Registered Respiratory Therapist Required
- National Board of Respiratory Care Registered Respiratory Therapist Required
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
As one of the nation's leading children's hospitals, and the largest in the Southeast, we are ready for any health concern your child may face, from the simple to the most complex. We are a non-profit hospital that provides care regardless of a families' ability to pay.
The Respiratory Care Department is active in all patient-care settings and provides around-the-clock services to all Vanderbilt Medical Center departments. Respiratory therapists consult with physicians regarding the selection of procedures and courses of therapy. They also assist patients and families with instruction on respiratory home care therapy and associated equipment.
** Respiratory Therapist Sign On Bonus Eligibility Requirements:
- The sign on bonus is available for full-time Respiratory Therapists.
- Current full-time or part-time VUMC staff or former full-time or part-time staff who have worked for VUMC within the last year are not eligible for the bonus.
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 Adult Hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville, named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll of the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with 3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Children's Hospital in the nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked.
Healthcare's Most Wired: Among the nation's 100 "most-wired" hospitals and health systems for its efforts in innovative medical technology.
Becker's Hospital Review: named as one of the "100 Great Hospitals in America", in the roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs and to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.
The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 children's hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top Hospital.
American Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows
Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations.
National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement
Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.