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PRN Respiratory Care Practitioner - Duke Regional Hospital - Days

Company: Duke Health
Location: Franklinton
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Duke Regional Hospital Duke Regional Hospital offers the personal touch and hometown feel of a community hospital while serving as an essential arm of internationally recognized Duke University Health System. Duke Regional has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Alamance counties for more than 45 years. To be successful at caring for our community and have a strong reputation among patients who seek our care, we have 3,500 team members who work together to provide exceptional, compassionate and equitable healthcare 24/7. We are a place of learning and acceptance for team members just starting their careers, as well as an institution of family culture and professional development for employees who have served for decades in our hospital units.Duke Regional has 388 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services. We also offer care at our Duke Rehabilitation Institute, Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center, Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center Arringdon, Health Services Center, and Duke Behavioral Health Center North Durham. In fiscal year 2021, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,422 patients, performed 18,152 surgeries and welcomed 2,673 babies into the world. U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #9 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2021-22. The Human Rights Campaign consistently names us a Healthcare Equality Leader, and we are a Joint Commission-accredited and Magnet-designated hospital. Occ Summary Perform diagnostic and therapeutic clinical proc edures as defined inthe Respiratory Care Services scope of clinical prac tice. Workperformed in accordance with physician orders. Defined duties areperformed in neonatal, pediatricand adult patient populations.Work Performed Administer oxygen.Administer aerosolized m edication viaIntermittent Positive Pressure Breathing ( IPPB), Intermitt ent AerosolTherapy (IAT) and Metered Dose Inhaler ( MDI). Administerince ntive breathing devices.Perform nasotracheal and artificialairway suctio ning.Perform CPR and bag- maskventilation.Perform pulse oximetry monitor ing.Performarterial blood gas punctures.Perform bedside pulmonarymechani cs.Diagnostic cardiopulmonary procedures, pulmonaryfunction studies, EKG s and cardiac monitoring.Transportpatients within the hospital. Verify p hysicianorders.Assure correct set-up, safety and function of allequipmen t/ supplies necessary in the provision of patientcare.Assure adherencet o all infectious disease standards inthe delivery of all patient care pr ocedures.Recognizes lifethreatening situations and initiates appropriate response.Understands pharmacological indications, dosages andresponse to adverse drug reactions. Makes patient care assessmentsaccording to acce pted protocols.Provides education to patients,families, physicians, nurs ing and other members of the health careteam.Monitors response to all th erapy.Documents in thepatient medical record.Communicates all pertinent clinicalinformationParticipates in quality improvementactivities.Perform routine cleaning and maintenance ofrespiratory equipment. ( IPPB), Inte rmittent Aerosol Therapy(IAT) and Metered Dose Inhaler ( MDI). Administe r incentivebreathing devices.Perform nasotracheal and artificial airways uctioning.Perform CPR and bag- maskventilation.Perform pulse oximetry mo nitoring.Performarterial blood gas punctures.Perform bedside pulmonaryme chanics.Diagnostic cardiopulmonary procedures, pulmonaryfunction studies , EKGs and cardiac monitoring.Transportpatients within the hospital. Ver ify physicianorders.Assure correct set-up, safety and function of allequ ipment/ supplies necessary in the provision of patientcare.Assure adhere nce to all infectious disease standards inthe delivery of all patient ca re procedures.Recognizes lifethreatening situations and initiates approp riateresponse.Understands pharmacological indications, dosages andrespon se to adverse drug reactions. Makes patient care assessmentsaccording to accepted protocols.Provides education to patients,families, physicians, nursing and other members of the health careteam.Monitors response to a ll therapy.Documents in thepatient medical record.Communicates all perti nent clinicalinformationParticipates in quality improvementactivities.Pe rform routine cleaning and maintenance ofrespiratory equipment.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Knowledge necessary to make appropriate clinical decisions andinteractions relative to the specific age of a patient.Skillsvalidation/certifications of competencies for the duties andresponsibilities of this level.Must maintain annual skillrequ irementsMust maintain annual safety/compliancerequirementsMust maintain North Carolina annual licenserequirements for CEU'sCustomer service and communicationexpertise.Work involves contact with patients of all ages, familymembers, physicians, nursing, and all other members of the health careteam.Work is performed in all areas of Duke HospitalWork mayrequire lifting or pushing in excess of 30 pounds.Work requireswalking, climbing and bending.
Level CharacteristicsN/A
Minimum Qualifications
Education 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.
Experience None required
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications 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. - 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. -

Keywords: Duke Health, Raleigh , PRN Respiratory Care Practitioner - Duke Regional Hospital - Days, Other , Franklinton, North Carolina

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