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RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONER - DUKE RALEIGH HOSPITAL - AS NEEDED

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Job ID 34461 Date Posted 04/02/2020

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 1,300 people.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. In fiscal year2018, Duke Raleigh Hospital admitted 9,484 patients and had 230,957 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Raleigh Hospital as #14 in North Carolina and #6 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2018-19.

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 Characteristics

N/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.

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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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