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RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONER - DUKE RALEIGH HOSPITAL - 36 HOURS/WEEK, NIGHTS

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Job ID 95609 Date Posted 05/14/2021

Duke Raleigh Hospital offers the latest in care and technology in a patient-friendly setting. It has been an important part of Duke Health since 1998 and has served Wake County for more than 35 years, employing more than 2,000 team members. The hospital provides 186 inpatient beds and a comprehensive array of services, including the Duke Raleigh Cancer Center, Duke Raleigh Orthopedic and Spine Center, cardiovascular services, neurosciences including the Duke Raleigh Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Center, advanced digestive care, disease management and prevention, wound healing, outpatient imaging, intensive and progressive care, pain clinic, same-day surgery, emergency department and community outreach and education programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Raleigh Hospital as high performing in orthopaedics and two adult procedures/conditions: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and lung cancer surgery. #DukeRaleighJobs

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 neonatal, pediatric and adult patient populations.

Duties and Responsibilities of this Level

Administer oxygen.

Administer aerosolized medication via Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing ( IPPB), Intermittent Aerosol Therapy (IAT) and Metered Dose Inhaler ( MDI).

Administer incentive breathing devices.

Perform nasotracheal and artificial airway suctioning.

Perform CPR and bag- mask ventilation.

Perform pulse oximetry monitoring.

Perform arterial blood gas punctures.

Perform bedside pulmonary mechanics.

Diagnostic cardiopulmonary procedures, pulmonary function studies, EKGs and cardiac monitoring.

Transport patients within the hospital.

Verify physician orders.

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.

Recognizes life threatening situations and initiates appropriate response.

Understands pharmacological indications, dosages and response to adverse drug reactions.

Makes patient care assessments according 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

Participates in quality improvement activities.

Perform routine cleaning and maintenance of respiratory equipment.

( IPPB), Intermittent Aerosol Therapy (IAT) and Metered Dose Inhaler ( MDI).

Administer incentive breathing devices.

Perform nasotracheal and artificial airway suctioning.

Perform CPR and bag- mask ventilation.

Perform pulse oximetry monitoring. Perform arterial blood gas punctures. Perform bedside pulmonary mechanics. Diagnostic cardiopulmonary procedures, pulmonary function studies, EKGs and cardiac monitoring. Transport patients within the hospital. Verify physician orders. 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.

Recognizes life threatening situations and initiates appropriate response.

Understands pharmacological indications, dosages and response to adverse drug reactions. Makes patient care assessments according 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 Participates in quality improvement activities. Perform routine cleaning and maintenance of respiratory equipment.

Required Qualifications at this Level

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, 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

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 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.

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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