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Respiratory Therapist

Company: Duke Health
Location: Durham
Posted on: June 4, 2024

Job Description:

At Duke Health, we're driven by a commitment to compassionate care that changes the lives of patients, their loved ones, and the greater community. No matter where your talents lie, join us and discover how we can advance health together.
About Duke Regional Hospital
Pursue your passion for caring with Duke Regional Hospital in Durham, North Carolina, which ranks as the number four hospital in the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina area, according to U.S. News and World Report for 2023-2024. Duke Regional Hospital is the second largest of Duke Health's three hospitals and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical, and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services.Respiratory Care Practitioner - Duke Regional Hospital - PRN - Days -Duke Regional Hospital seeks to hire a Respiratory Care Practitioner who will embrace our mission of Advancing Health Together. -Duke Regional Hospital's focus is on providing outstanding medical care with compassionate, personalized service in a comfortable community hospital setting. Duke Regional Hospital offers 388 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical, and diagnostic services. - Duke Regional's Respiratory Care team provides services for a 22-bed ICU and a 50-bed Emergency Room as well as medical, surgical, neurology, oncology, and cardiovascular general care areas. - The team provides services for Level II Nursery, Labor and Delivery services, Rehabilitation unit, and Behavioral Health unit. - Duke Regional's Respiratory Care practice includes intubation, critical care bronchoscopy, blood gas iSTAT testing, PFTs, heliox/nitric oxide therapy, EKGs, ventilator management by therapist protocol and consultation in interdisciplinary rounds in additional to standard Respiratory Care therapeutics. - Duke Regional Hospital is located in Durham, NC.Job DescriptionPerform 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 populations.Duties and responsibilities -Administer oxygen, aerosolized medication via Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing ( IPPB), Intermittent Aerosol Therapy (IAT) and Metered Dose Inhaler ( MDI) and incentive breathing devices.Perform nasotracheal and artificial airway suctioning, CPR and bag- mask ventilation, pulse oximetry monitoring, arterial blood gas punctures and bedside pulmonary mechanics.Diagnostic cardiopulmonary procedures, pulmonary function studies, EKGs and cardiac monitoring.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.Understands pharmacological indications, dosages and response to adverse drug reactions.Provides education to patients, families, physicians, nursing and other members of the health care team.Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.Required Qualifications at this LevelEducationCompletion of a 2 year CoARC accredited respiratory care program (Associates Degree or the equivalent) or currently enrolled in a -CoARC accredited -Respiratory Care Program, and registry eligible.ExperienceNone requiredDegrees, Licensure, and/or CertificationNorth Carolina State Licensure or North Carolina State Provisional License, Certification by the National Association for Respiratory Care (NBRC) if graduate.In new graduate is CRT, must obtain RRT within 6 months of employment -Certification in Basic Life Support ( BLS), and any other applicable certifications applicable to the institution.Knowledge, Skills, and AbilitiesKnowledge 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 and safety/compliance requirementsMust 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 the hospital.Required to carry emergency airway bag weighing approximately 20 pounds.Work requires walking, running, climbing and bending. Job Code: 00004250 RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONER, ADVANCED
Job Level: F2
- 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 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 Therapist, Healthcare , Durham, North Carolina

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