Vanderbilt University Medical Center Respiratory Therapist PRN (7p-7a) – VUMC Adult Respiratory Care in Nashville, Tennessee

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Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt’s mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.

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Unit Summary

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has been rated the #1 Hospital in Nashville and the state of Tennessee by the US News & World Report. VUMC’s Diagnostic Laboratories - consisting of Laboratory Client Services (LCS), Clinical Pathology Services (CPS), Diagnostic Molecular & Genetics Services (DMGS), and Anatomic Pathology Services (APS) - have state-of-the-art automation and exceptional employees to meet the demands of accurately and timely performance of tests, while providing our patients and their families with enhanced and exceptional care. VUMC is rated in the Top 100 Most Wired Hospitals with advanced LIS systems and technologies.

Vanderbilt’s Adult Respiratory Care team is comprised of 7 ICU units and independent arterial blood gas laboratories, as well as acute care areas. VUMC Adult Respiratory Care supports our adult patients in the inpatient and clinical settings. Our fast-paced, team oriented culture gives you the opportunity to contribute to breakthroughs with healthcare advancements. We support your career growth with a established Professional Advancement Pathway as a Respiratory Therapist.

Your Role:

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is seeking to hire a Respiratory Therapist, whom will have responsibilities for providing routine and specialized respiratory care procedures in a critical care environment; including respiratory care assessments and diagnostic testing procedures associated with respiratory care in the academic hospital and Vanderbilt clinics settings. Vanderbilt’s Respiratory Care Practitioners are assigned multiple areas of patient care based upon census, diagnostic testing, and therapy demands.

The VUMC Respiratory Therapist aspires to expert performance in a safe manner and applies their clinical expertise to achieve accurate clinical results that leads to quality patient care outcomes. For more information regarding the physical requirements and environmental conditions for this job, please click here at .


  1. Job Code: 5589

  2. Job Stream Description: Professional

Position Qualifications


  • Candidate must credentialed by the NBRC as a Registered RespiratoryTherapist (R.R.T.) and hold a valid Tennessee license as such. Candidatemust have a current BLS and be available for call duty on weekends andholidays.


  • ABachelor of Science degree in Respiratory Therapy (BSRRT) or relateddegree equivalency

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

  • NBRC'sACCS Credentials and a strong passion for practicing in the adult criticalcare setting, beyond basic or routine competencies associated with generalrespiratory care procedures

  • Specializationin Arterial Blood Gases (ABG) endorsement credentials

  • ActiveACLS provider from American Heart Association

  • Attentionto detail, ability to work well under pressure with tight turnaroundtimes, and ability to adapt in a diverse, team-based culture

Position Shift:

  • PRN

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 HealthCare Provider 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

Download the VanderbiltUniversity Medical Center Facts 2016-2017 at to learn more about our services and facilities.

Job Respiratory/Anesthesia

Organization: Respiratory Care Team 50 201745

Title: Respiratory Therapist PRN (7p-7a) – VUMC Adult Respiratory Care

Location: TN-Nashville-Vanderbilt Hospital (VUH)

Requisition ID: 1801951