Advanced Pediatric Respiratory Care Practitioner - Duke University Hospital - Days
Posted on: September 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: Advanced Pediatric
Respiratory Therapist Shift: Days 7a-7p 36 hours week
Job Code: 4250
Job Level: -F1
Revised Date: 03/06/2018
Supervisory Responsibility: No - Printer-Friendly Version - Duke
Hospital is looking for Respiratory Care Practitioners to join our
team. - Duke employees are part of a premier organization dedicated
to excellence in education, research, and patient care. - This is a
full-time position. -Duke Hospital is located in Durham, NC,
centrally located between the beaches and mountains. - -
Continuing Education Opportunities:
- Over 100 free CEU's offered onsite each year including
ventilation and airway management, pulmonary disease management,
patient/family education, and high-frequency ventilation symposium.
- ECMO training and certification program offered annually for
selected candidates. - - 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 working strictly with adult populations or working only
with neonatal, pediatric populations. - - Duties and
Responsibilities of this Level
- Verify physician orders for appropriateness and accuracy.
- Understand pharmacological indications, dosages and response to
adverse drug reactions.
- Consults with providers based on patient care assessments and
in accordance to accepted protocols. Provides education to
patients, families, physicians, nursing and other members of the
health care team.
- Monitors response to all therapy. Documents in the patient
medical record. Communicates all pertinent clinical information
during patient rounds and handoff.
- Perform diagnostic cardiopulmonary procedures; inclusive of
nasotracheal and artificial airway suctioning and samples, arterial
blood gas punctures, pulse oximetry and EtCO2 monitoring, pulmonary
function and bedside pulmonary mechanics, and EKG's.
- Recognizes life threatening situations and initiates
appropriate response, perform CPR and bag- mask ventilation
- Safe transport of critical patients within the hospital.
- Assure correct set-up, safety and function of all equipment/
supplies necessary in the provision of patient care. - Inclusive of
all mechanical ventilators, NIV devices and hi-flow oxygen devices.
- Assure adherence to all infectious disease standards in the
delivery of all patient care procedures.
- Participates in quality improvement activities.
- Maintains all necessary safety and life support certifications
per required increment Required Qualifications at this Level
Education Completion of a 2 year AMA-approved respiratory care
program (Associates Degree or the equivalent) and is registry
eligible. - Successful completion of the registry exam (RRT) is
required prior to employment. Experience None required beyond
clinical affiliation of the respiratory program Degrees, Licensure,
and/or Certification North Carolina State Licensure. -
Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) and any other
certifications applicable to the institution. Knowledge, Skills,
- 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
- Work is performed in all areas of Duke Hospital
- Work may require lifting or pushing in excess of 30
- Work requires walking, climbing and bending. Distinguishing
Characteristics of this Level N/A The 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
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 essentialjob 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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