Respiratory Care Practitioner - Duke University Hospital - Cardiopulmonary Rehab
Company: Duke Health
Posted on: November 14, 2023
Duke University Hospital 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.
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 in adult patient population. This positon is part of the
Pulmonary Rehab team, which promotes cardiovascular exercise and
behavior change to improve patients' activity tolerance and quality
of life. In this role, the RCP will meet with patients 1:1 to
evaluate and educate on their individual respiratory needs (i.e.
medications and supplemental oxygen), as well as, be part of an
interdisciplinary team that monitors patients during group
exercise. Patient population includes those with medical pulmonary
disease and individuals pre- and post-lung transplant.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
Makes recommendations regarding home respiratory equipment
Educates patients on breathing devices.
Administers and titrates oxygen.
Monitors vital signs, including blood pressure, heart rate, and
oxygen saturation during exercise sessions.
Assures correct set-up, safety and function of equipment and
supplies necessary in the provision of patient care.
Performs routine cleaning and maintenance of respiratory
Understands pharmacological indications, dosages and response to
adverse drug reactions.
Administers respiratory medications as needed.
Makes patient care assessments according to accepted protocols.
Provides education to patients, families, and members of the health
Documents in the patient medical record.
Communicates effectively in multidisciplinary team to relay
pertinent clinical information.
Participates in quality improvement activities.
Recognizes life threatening situations and initiates appropriate
In the instance of medical emergency, performs CPR and bag-mask
Perform administrative duties related to day to day operations of
pulmonary rehabilitation and graduate programs.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Completion of a 2 year AMA approved respiratory care program
(Associates Degree or the equivalent) or currently enrolled in an
AMA approved Respiratory Care Program, and registry eligible.
2 years minimum
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification:
North Carolina State Licensure or North Carolina State Provisional
Certification by the National Association for Respiratory Care
(NBRC) if graduate. Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS), and
any other applicable 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 care
Work is performed in all areas of Duke Hospital
Work may require lifting or pushing in excess of 30 pounds.
Work requires walking, climbing and bending.
Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
Job Title: RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONER
Job Code: 4140
Job Level: F1
Revised Date: 07/17/2023
Supervisory Responsibility: No
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.
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uphold these values.
Essential Physical Job Functions
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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
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