Pediatric Respiratory Care Practitioner - Duke University Hospital - Rotating (Days/Nights)
Company: Duke Health
Posted on: September 24, 2022
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known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking
research. Duke University Hospital has 1,048 licensed inpatient
beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic
facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major
surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery
center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with
nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional
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University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer,
cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose &
throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology &
neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung
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In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive,
geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that
include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty
clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
Job Title: Pediatric Respiratory Care Practitioner
Shift: Rotating (Schedule will shift between days and nights every
36 hours week
Job Code: 4140
Job Level: E1
Revised Date: 03/06/2018
Supervisory Responsibility: No
Duke Hospital is looking for Respiratory Care Practitioners to join
our team. Duke employees are part of a premier organization
dedicated to excellence in education, research, and patient care.
This is a full-time position. Duke Hospital is located in Durham,
NC, centrally located between the beaches and mountains.
Sign-On Bonus: $7500
Relocation : Relocation allowance offered for out-of-state
candidates and eligible in-state candidates living outside of a
mileage radius (75 miles) of Duke University Hospital.
Continuing Education Opportunities:
- Over 100 free CEU's offered onsite each year including
ventilation and airway management, pulmonary disease management,
patient/family education, and high-frequency ventilation
- ECMO training and certification program are offered annually
for selected candidates. General Description of the Job Class
Perform diagnostic and therapeutic clinical procedures as defined
in the Respiratory Care Services scope of clinical practice. Work
performed in accordance with physician orders. Defined duties are
performed working strictly with adult populations or working only
with neonatal, pediatric populations.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
- Verify physician orders for appropriateness and accuracy.
- Understand pharmacological indications, dosages, and responses
to adverse drug reactions.
- Consults with providers based on patient care assessments and
in accordance with accepted protocols. Provides education to
patients, families, physicians, nursing, and other members of the
health care team.
- Monitors response to all therapy. Documents in the patient
medical record. Communicates all pertinent clinical information
during patient rounds and handoff.
- Perform diagnostic cardiopulmonary procedures; inclusive of
nasotracheal and artificial airway suctioning and samples, arterial
blood gas punctures, pulse oximetry, and EtCO2 monitoring,
pulmonary function, bedside pulmonary mechanics, and EKG's.
- Recognizes life-threatening situations and initiates an
appropriate response, perform CPR and bag-mask ventilation
- Safe transport of critical patients within the hospital.
- Assure correct set-up, safety, and function of all equipment/
supplies necessary in the provision of patient care. Inclusive of
all mechanical ventilators, NIV devices, and hi-flow oxygen
- Assure adherence to all infectious disease standards in the
delivery of all patient care procedures.
- Participates in quality improvement activities.
- Maintains all necessary safety and life support certifications
per required increment Required Qualifications at this Level
Completion of a 2-year AMA-approved respiratory care program
(Associates Degree or the equivalent) and is registry eligible.
Successful completion of the registry exam (RRT) is required prior
None required beyond clinical affiliation of the respiratory
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
North Carolina State Licensure. Certification in Basic Life Support
(BLS) and any other certifications applicable to the
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge necessary to make appropriate clinical decisions and
interactions relative to the specific age of a patient.
- Skills validation/certifications of competencies for the duties
and responsibilities of this level.
- Must maintain annual skill requirements
- Must maintain annual safety/compliance requirements
- Must maintain North Carolina annual license requirements for
CEU's Customer service and communication expertise.
- Work involves contact with patients of all ages, family
members, physicians, nursing, and all other members of the health
- Work is performed in all areas of Duke Hospital
- Work may require lifting or pushing in excess of 30
- Work requires walking, climbing, and bending.
Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative
and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be
required of positions given this title and shall not be construed
as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and
responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be
directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically
presented in this description.
Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed
to providing employment opportunity without regard to an
individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression,
gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration,
innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success
depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best
when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and
experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential
that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the
contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices
are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to
uphold these values.
Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University
and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob
functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities.
Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable
accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.
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