Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)

Syracuse VA Medical Center - Syracuse, NY (30+ days ago)3.2

As a RRT you will utilize respiratory skills and knowledge to provide direct patient care to those patients undergoing pulmonary diagnostic and treatment procedures. Major duties and responsibilities include:

  • Assesses patients through existing data in patient records;
  • Assesses appropriateness of prescribed therapy and goals;
  • Conducts prescribed therapeutic procedures;
  • Evaluates and monitors patient's response to respiratory therapy;
  • Initiates and conducts respiratory care in emergency settings.
  • Records therapies and results in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Attends all mandated annual review programs and attends continuing education activities.

Work Schedule: Full-Time; various 8-12 hour shifts; rotating weekends and holidays.

Do you know the benefits of VA employment?

  • 13 paid vacation days a year to start, 19.5 after 3 years and 26 days after 15 years.
  • 13 paid sick days - cumulative, no limit on accrual
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Group Health and Life Insurance - you can carry into retirement!
  • Federal Paid Pension
  • Thrift Savings plan (5% match), visit to learn more!
  • Shift Differential - 10%
  • Weekend Differential - 25%
  • Double Time for Holidays Worked
  • Credit Union
  • Career Development Programs
  • Uniform Allowance
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Nationwide Transfer Opportunities

US Citizenship Required - EOE

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $45,810.00 to $59,557.00 /year


  • Respiratory Therapist: 1 year (Preferred)


  • NBRC Registration (Preferred)