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Respiratory Therapist

Company: UHealthSolutions, Inc.
Location: Butner
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Respiratory TherapistFederal Medical Center - Butner, NC_________________________________________________________________________ UHealthSolutions, Inc. (UHS) is seeking to hire full time Respiratory Therapists to work within The Federal Medical Center in Butner, NC. FMC Butner is a United States federal prison in North Carolina for male inmates of all security levels who have special health needs. It is part of the Butner Federal Correctional Complex (FCC Butner) and is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), a division of the United States Department of Justice. It is located near the Research Triangle area of Durham, Raleigh and Chapel Hill. POSITION SUMMARY: The Respiratory Therapist performs and evaluates diagnostic and therapeutic clinical procedures as defined in the Respiratory Care Services Procedures Manual, performing work in accordance with physician orders in the Bureau of Prison's adult patient populations. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILIES: Maintains a working knowledge of the indications, contradictions and hazards of all respiratory medications, equipment, and proceduresEvaluate appropriateness of medical orders.Proficient in the application of mechanical ventilator modalities.Proficient in the application of Non-Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation (NPPV); Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP)Performs invasive procedures to include arterial blood gas acquisition and endotracheal intubation.Serve as member of the code/ emergency team.Perform tracheotomy tube changes according to approved procedures and policies.Assist in transport of patients requiring mechanical ventilation or airway protection.Interpret clinical data to optimize patient clinical objectives.Participate in clinical rounds with physicians, nurses, and other health care providersAssist with Bronchoscopy.Perform Pulmonary Function TestingFacilitates Refilling of Liquid O2 TanksPerform I-Stat controls daily with appropriate documentationAdditional Duties and Responsibilities:Demonstrates an "it's my job attitude" by doing appropriate tasks that are not assigned and performing other duties as assigned.Works effectively and cooperatively in groups/teams.Takes appropriate actions to meet the needs and expectations of the customer.Interacts with employees, patients, physicians, and anyone else while at work in a professional manner.Serves as a positive example by speaking positively about other employees, departments, physicians, and the federal medical center.Follows department and hospital policies and procedures.Follows appropriate infection control practices.Assists with training of employees as needed. Professional Requirements:Demonstrates respect and civility in all interactions with others.Adheres to dress code; appearance is neat and clean.Completes annual educational requirements.Wears identification while on duty.Ensures compliance with policies and procedures. Regulatory Requirements:North Carolina State LicensureRegistry RRT/CRT by the National Association for Respiratory Care (NBRC)Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS)Certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)Must maintain a current, valid Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR certification. Education:High school graduate (diploma or equivalent)Completion of a 2-year AMA approved respiratory care program (Associates Degree or the equivalent).Must maintain North Carolina annual license requirements for CEUs.One year experience in clinical respiratory therapy. Language Skills:Ability to read and communicate effectively in English.Fluency in additional (second) language desirable. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Knowledge necessary to make appropriate clinical decisions and interaction relative to the specific age of a patient.Skills validation/certification of competencies for the duties and responsibilities required for Respiratory Therapist.Maintain North Carolina License requirements for CEUs.Work involves contact with patients of all ages, family members, physicians, nursing, and all other members of the health care team.Work is performed in all areas of the institution.Work may require lifting or pushing in excess of 30 pounds.Required to carry emergency airway bag weighing approximately 20 poundsWork requires walking, running, climbing, and bending.Customer service and communication expertise Preferred - Skills, Education and Requirements:Associate's degree in a health-related field preferred or successful completion of a polysomnography program associated with a state license and/or nationally accredited facility.Registered Polysomnography Technologist (RPSGT) required. COVID-19 Considerations:All employees must show proof of vaccination or seek exemption or accommodation related to disability, medical or religious based reason(s) by their 1st day of employment. Additional Information: As a UHealthSolutions employee working at the Federal Bureau of Prisons, FCC Butner, you must comply not only with all the policies, rules and regulations of UHealthSolutions, but also with all of the rules and regulations of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, FCC Butner. You will be trained in UHealthSolutions and Federal Bureau of Prisons, FCC Butner policies by UHealthSolutions and Federal Bureau of Prisons, FCC Butner, respectively. As a condition of employment, you must gain and maintain Federal Bureau of Prisons, FCC Butner approval for facility access. If at any time during your employment with UHealthSolutions, you have any questions or concerns with respect to any rule or regulation of UHealthSolutions and/or Federal Bureau of Prisons, FCC Butner, you must immediately speak with your supervisor. Appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of urinalysis, physical, and background investigation. All applicants are subject to National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and credit checks. Successful completion of the "Introduction to Correctional Techniques", three-week training course is required. This position has been identified as test designated. Incumbents will be subject to urinalysis testing under the BOP Drug Free Workplace Plan. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. UHS reserves the right to modify position duties at any time, due to business necessity. UHealthSolutions is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences and backgrounds.

Keywords: UHealthSolutions, Inc., Durham , Respiratory Therapist, Healthcare , Butner, North Carolina

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