Vanderbilt University Medical Center Pediatric Respiratory Therapist , Multiple Shifts – VCH Respiratory Care in Nashville, Tennessee

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Overview of VCH Respiratory Care:

Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital Respiratory Care Department will be the model upon which other departments both internal and external set their standards. Our staff will be empowered to achieve their fullest potential and we will collaborate to further advance the care of children in our hospital and community. We promote a safe environment for our customers. We treat each other with respect and we value and reward our employees who are committed to our mission.

Vanderbilt’s Respiratory Care Departmental Key Facts:

  • 98bed Level IV NICU

  • 20bed Pediatric Cardiac ICU

  • 24bed Pediatric Medical ICU

  • Level1 Trauma Center

  • Fourfloor expansion under construction

  • Neonatal/PediatricTransport and ECMO

  • CareerAdvancement Program

  • OffersContinuing Education opportunities to fulfill TN State LicensureRequirements at no cost.

  • Providesopportunities for practitioners to participate in VCH Clinical ResearchStudies


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. For more information regarding the physical requirements and environmental conditions for this job, please click here at .


  • Initiates and maintains mechanical ventilation.

  • Provides education for students in affiliated clinicaltraining programs as well as patients and families.

  • The responsibilities listed are a general overview ofthe position and additional duties may be assigned.


VENTILATOR MANAGEMENT (NOVICE): - Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate ventilator management in practical applications of moderate difficulty. Generally works under the direction of others while accomplishing assignments.

AIRWAY ESTABLISHING / MANUAL RESUSCITATION (NOVICE): - Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate airway establishing / manual resuscitation in practical applications of moderate difficulty.

LABORATORY TESTING & ANALYSIS (NOVICE): - Demonstrates sufficient knowledge of the primary laboratory tests required by the department to successfully meet work objectives. Understands the core functions and features of the core laboratory tests. Able to interpret results of the test under general supervision.

RESPIRATORY THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES (NOVICE): - Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate respiratory therapeutic procedures in practical applications of moderate difficulty.


  • Organizational Impact: Executes job responsibilitieswith the understanding of how output would affect and impact other areasrelated to own job area/team with occasional guidance.

  • Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Analyzes moderatelycomplex problems using technical experience and judgment.

  • Breadth of Knowledge: Has expanded knowledge gainedthrough experience within a professional area.

  • Team Interaction: Provides informal guidance andsupport to team members.



    • Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy andenthusiasm in developing self/others to help improve performance and gainknowledge in new areas.
    • Builds and Maintains Relationships: Maintains regularcontact with key colleagues and stakeholders using formal and informalopportunities to expand and strengthen relationships.
    • Communicates Effectively: Recognizes groupinteractions and modifies one’s own communication style to suit differentsituations and audiences.


    • Serves Others with Compassion: Seeks to understandcurrent and future needs of relevant stakeholders and customizes servicesto better address them.
    • Solves Complex Problems: Approaches problems fromdifferent angles; Identifies new possibilities to interpret opportunitiesand develop concrete solutions.
    • Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Providesongoing support and coaching in a constructive manner to increaseemployees’ effectiveness.


    • Performs Excellent Work: Engages regularly in formaland informal dialogue about quality; directly addresses quality issuespromptly.
    • Ensures Continuous Improvement: Applies variouslearning experiences by looking beyond symptoms to uncover underlying causesof problems and identifies ways to resolve them.
    • Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements:Understands all aspects of providing a safe environment and performsroutine safety checks to prevent safety hazards from occurring.


    • Demonstrates Accountability: Demonstrates a sense ofownership, focusing on and driving critical issues to closure.
    • Stewards Organizational Resources: Appliesunderstanding of the departmental work to effectively manage resources fora department/area.
    • Makes Data Driven Decisions: Demonstrates strongunderstanding of the information or data to identify and elevateopportunities.


    • Generates New Ideas: Proactively identifies newideas/opportunities from multiple sources or methods to improve processesbeyond conventional approaches.
    • Applies Technology: Demonstrates an enthusiasm forlearning new technologies, tools, and procedures to address short-termchallenges.
    • Adapts to Change: Views difficult situations and/orproblems as opportunities for improvement; actively embraces changeinstead of emphasizing negative elements.




Position Qualifications


  • Graduate of an approveddiscipline specific program and < 1 year of experience or the equivalent.

  • Registerd Repiratory Therapist,National Board Respiratory Care


  • RegisteredRespiratory Therapist (RRT) Certification with NBRC

  • Minimumof 1 year Respiratory Therapy experience in a Level 1 Trauma setting

  • ActiveBLS

Work Hours

  • Third Shift, Full-Time, Part-Time, and PRN openings

VUMC RecentAccomplishments

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 CareProvider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( BillWilkerson Center at ), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked amongthe nation's best, #15 Education and Training

  • Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascularhospitals in the U.S.

  • Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitalsin America"

  • The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital SafetyScore

  • National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees formedical research in the US

  • Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only grouphonored in Tennessee

  • Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer

  • American Hospital Association: among the 100 "MostWired" medical systems in the US

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Job Respiratory/Anesthesia

Organization: Peds Respiratory Care 209559

Title: Pediatric Respiratory Therapist , Multiple Shifts – VCH Respiratory Care

Location: TN-Nashville-Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

Requisition ID: 1810580

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