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Respiratory Therapist

Company: Duke Health
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: May 11, 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 Raleigh Hospital
Pursue your passion for caring with Duke Raleigh Hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina, which has been part of Duke Health since 1998 and has served Wake County for more than 35 years. Duke Raleigh Hospital features 204 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive array of services, including cancer, cardiovascular, neuroscience, advanced gastrointestinal, and wound healing care.*****$15,000 Commitment Bonus with $5,000 kicker available if qualified*****$8,000 Relocation Assistance available if qualifiedAdvanced, Respiratory Care Practitioner - Duke Raleigh Hospital - Nights -Schedule: 7pm to 7am - 3 shifts a week -Duke Raleigh Hospital seeks to hire a -Respiratory Care Practitioner -who will embrace our mission of -Advancing Health Together.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 LevelEducationRCP
  • Completion of AMA 2 approved year -Associates Degree, or the equivalent program.RCP Advanced
  • Completion 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 requirements
  • Must maintain North Carolina annual license requirements for CEUsExperienceRCP
  • None requiredRCP Advanced
  • Six months to one year of clinical experience following graduation from a respiratory care program.Degrees, Licensure, and/or CertificationRCP
  • North Carolina State Licensure or North Carolina State Provisional License, Certification by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).
  • If CRT, must obtain RRT within 6 months of employment
  • Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS), and any other applicable certifications applicable to the institution.RCP Advanced
  • North Carolina State Licensure
  • Registry ( 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 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 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 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: F1 -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, Raleigh , Respiratory Therapist, Healthcare , Raleigh, North Carolina

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