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Respiratory Care Practitioner - Duke University Hospital - Cardiopulmonary Rehab

Company: Duke Health
Location: Durham
Posted on: November 14, 2023

Job Description:

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 including oxygen.
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 equipment.
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 care team.
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 response.
In the instance of medical emergency, performs CPR and bag-mask ventilation.
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 License,
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 institution.

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 team.
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 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.

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 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.

Keywords: Duke Health, Durham , Respiratory Care Practitioner - Duke University Hospital - Cardiopulmonary Rehab, Healthcare , Durham, North Carolina

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