Therapist, Respiratory

By | January 26, 2023

Therapist, Respiratory

Therapist, Respiratory

Primary LocationWashington D.C., District of Columbia
Job Number1148903
Date posted 01/24/2023
Provides assessment, care, and treatment for patients with actual or expected cardiopulmonary system dysfunction under the direction of, and in cooperation with, a physician.

Significant Duties:

is in charge of evaluating patients by keeping an eye on their behavior in general, their physical responses to respiratory care procedures, and their physical signs and symptoms. shares patient outcomes with the medical team and health care staff (HCT).

translates and carries out instructions for pulmonary function tests that are given orally or in writing (PFTs). administers inhalable medication as directed.

carries out bronchial provocation challenge tests, lung function tests, and oxygen therapy in accordance with protocols and recommended therapies. operates medical equipment correctly for each test or operation.

is in charge of accurately recording in the patient's medical record all operations, interventions, patient reactions, and drugs that were given.


Ability to obtain MD & VA license. PFT experience preferred.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum of one (1) year of respiratory therapy experience is required.
  • Per the National Agreement, current KP Coalition employees have this experience requirement waived.
  • Minimum two (2) year degree from an accredited school of respiratory therapy is required.
License, Certification, Registration
  • This job requires credentials from multiple states. Credentials from the primary work state are required before hire. Additional Credentials from the secondary work state(s) are required post hire.
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist Certificate OR Respiratory Therapist Certificate
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner License (Virginia) within 6 months of hire
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner License (Maryland) within 6 months of hire
  • Respiratory Care Practitioner License (District of Columbia) within 6 months of hire
  • Basic Life Support from American Heart Association


Additional Requirements:
  • Demonstrates clinical knowledge appropriate to care to set.
  • Uses equipment and information systems appropriately.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • N/A


Primary Location: District of Columbia, Washington, Capitol Hill Medical Center
Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40
Shift: Day
Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Working Hours Start: 08:30 AM
Working Hours End: 05:00 PM
Job Schedule: Full-time
Job Type: Standard
Employee Status: Regular
Employee Group/Union Affiliation: M40|OPEIU|Local 2
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Department: Capitol Hill Medical Center – Pulmonology – 1808
Pay Range: $34.84 – $41.73
Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

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