Pediatric Respiratory Care Assistant (Student) - Duke University Hospital - Part-Time/Days
Company: Duke Health
Posted on: September 24, 2022
Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the
best in the United States and is known around the world for its
outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University
Hospital has 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic
and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma
center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an
endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine
operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional
radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital
admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in
fiscal year 2017. - U.S News & World Report named Duke University
Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in
2018-19. - Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20
nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and
heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology,
rheumatology, and urology. - 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: Respiratory Care Assistant,
Neonatal/PediatricShift: DaysJob Code: 4613
Job Level: C2
Revised Date: 04/01/2020
Supervisory Responsibility: No - -- - - -General Description of the
Job ClassPerform diagnostic and therapeutic clinical procedures as
defined in the Respiratory Care Services scope of clinical
practice. Work performed in accordance with physician orders and
under supervision of a Registered Respiratory Therapist. -Duties
and Responsibilities of this Level
- Verify physician orders for appropriateness and accuracy.
- Understand pharmacological indications, dosages and response to
adverse drug reactions.
- Consults with providers based on patient care assessments and
in accordance to 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 and bedside pulmonary mechanics, and EKG's.
- Recognizes life threatening situations and initiates
appropriate response, perform CPR and bag- mask ventilation
- Assure correct set-up, safety and function of all equipment/
supplies necessary in the provision of patient care. -
- 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
- Can provide the following therapy:
- Oxygen Supply Systems
- Equipment Processing
- Manual Resuscitation
- Oxygen administration
- Humidity and Aerosol Therapy
- Small Volume Nebulizer
- MDI Administration
- Incentive Spirometry
- Airway Clearance Therapy
- Arterial Puncture
- ECG (if performed by hiring institute)
- Patient reporting -Required Qualifications at this
LevelEducationActive enrollment in a 2 year approved respiratory
care program (Associates Degree or the equivalent) and is in good
standing. - -ExperienceNone required beyond clinical affiliation of
the respiratory program. -Degrees, Licensure, and/or
CertificationThe student RCP must register with the Board before
providing Respiratory Care procedures as a Respiratory Care
Assistant and will receive an approval letter from the Board. The
student RCP will provide a copy of the approval letter to the
employer.Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) and any other
certifications applicable to the institution. -Knowledge, Skills,
- 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 University Health
System, at applicable hiring location.
- Work may require lifting or pushing in excess of 30
- Work requires walking, climbing and bending. -Distinguishing
Characteristics of this LevelN/AThe 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.
-Essential Physical Job FunctionsCertain jobs at Duke University
and Duke University Health System may include essential job
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. - 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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