Duke Life Flight - Pediatric Advanced Respiratory Care Practitioner - Duke University Hospital
Company: Duke Health
Posted on: November 25, 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 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 radiology area. -For
2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke 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
surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first
in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area. -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: -Duke Pediatric
Lift Flight - Advanced Respiratory Therapist
Job Code: -4250
Job Level: -F1
Revised Date: -08/19/2019
Supervisory Responsibility: -No- - --General Description of the Job
ClassPerform and evaluate diagnostic and therapeutic clinical
procedures as defined in the Respiratory Care Services scope of
clinical practice, performing work in accordance with physician
orders in the neonatal, pediatric and adult patient populations.
-Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
- Perform all duties and responsibilities required of a
Respiratory Care Practitioner I.
- Evaluate appropriateness of medical orders.
- Proficient in the application of mechanical ventilator
- Proficient in the application of Non-Invasive Positive Pressure
Ventilation (NPPV); Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and
Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP)
- Perform endotracheal intubation under the observation of a
Supervisor or Advanced Practitioner. Perform extubations.
- Serve as member of the code/ emergency team. Administer medical
- Insert nasogastric and orogastric tubes.
- Perform tracheotomy tube changes. Perform capnography
- Transport patients requiring mechanical ventilation or airway
- Interpret clinical data to optimize patient clinical
- Participate in clinical rounds with physicians, nurses and
other health care providers
- Assist with Bronchoscopy. Assist with orientation and training
of Level II RT.
- Assure safe operations of devices in the MRI.
- Qualified for certification in the hyperbaric chamber if
applicable to the institution scope of practiceRequired
Qualifications at this LevelEducationCompletion of a 2 year AMA
approved respiratory care program (Associates Degree or the
equivalent).Must maintain annual skill maintenance requirements
Must maintain annual safety/compliance requirementsMust maintain
North Carolina annual license requirements for CEUsExperience
- A minimum of three years (4 years preferred) in clinical
respiratory therapy including a minimum of one year in intensive
care respiratory therapy within a neonatal or pediatric ICU.
Advanced certification required (C-NPT) within two years of hire.
If hired with critical care transport experience, certification
required upon hire.
- Currently registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care
(NBRC) -Degrees, Licensure, and/or CertificationNorth Carolina
State LicensureRegistry ( RRT) by the National Association for
Respiratory Care (NBRC)Certification in Basic Life Support
(BLS)Certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Certification in Pediatric Advanced Life Support
(PALS)Certification in Neonatal Resuscitation (NRPS) if applicable
to institutionKnowledge, 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 a Level I RT.
- Skills validation / certifications of competencies for the
duties and responsibilities of this level. 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 hospital.
- Work may require lifting or pushing in excess of 30
- Required to carry emergency airway bag weighing approximately
- Work requires walking, running, climbing and bending. Customer
service and communication expertise.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.Duke
University 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 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. - -
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