About Us

The Respiratory Care Department at Vanderbilt Medical Center operates on a modified decentralizing concept.  We furnish all areas of the hospital with 24-hour coverage and 12- hour shifts for our employees.

In our working model, therapists are assigned to a specific unit.  We have found that this has increased job performance, satisfaction and responsibility.

We pride ourselves on our practice,  We encourage interaction with medical staff for the betterment of the patient.  At Vanderbilt Medical Center, we are looking for dynamic individuals who are prepared to take an active role in all aspects of the patient's care.  From the emergency room,  the intensive care units, to the floor, our therapists are needed and encouraged to participate in all phases of the patients' care and education.

Below are a few of the areas that our Respiratory Care Department provides coverage for:

  • Medical/Surgical Floor,
  • MICU
  • SICU
  • Trauma
  • Neuro Intenstive Care Unit
  • Burn Intenstive Care Unit
  • Transport, Emergency