Respiratory Therapist II - Pediatrics
Company: UNC Healthcare
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: January 13, 2022
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*Position qualifies for our Inpatient Respiratory Care Incentive
Program, which includes a $15,000 commitment incentive with a three
(3) year commitment, relocation assistance (relocation amounts
based on location distance) and participation in our employee
referral program ($3,000 referral bonus to employees who refer
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Under the direction of department management and according to
policies and procedures as defined in the Department Policy and
Procedure Manuals, the Respiratory Therapist, Senior demonstrates
an advanced level of knowledge in respiratory care and assigned
patient care areas. The Respiratory Therapist II administers
competent care of patients through airway management, mechanical
ventilator management, oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, respiratory
care procedures and treatments designed to assess, prevent,
stabilize or remedy patients respiratory dysfunction.
1. Administers standard Respiratory Care including but not limited
to, aerosol medication delivery, basic bedside pulmonary function
testing, breathing exercises, oxygen therapy, (Not inclued in Per
DIem Job) and arterial punctures. Provides for all aspects of
airway management including aspiration of established airways,
tracheostomy care, tracheostomy tube changes, endotracheal
intubations and extubations. May perform Pulmonary Function Testing
2. Carolina Air Care - When working with Carolina AIr Care may
Transport pediatric and neonatal patients from referral hospitals
per UNC Air Care Protocol. May perform respiratory care and
advanced practice procedures per UNC Air Care Protocol. These
procedures include UAC, UVC, IV insertion, intraoaaeous insertion,
Chest Tube insertion, Needle Decompression, ABG's, Blood Glucose
monitoring, and others as deemed necessary by the medical control
3. ECMO - When working with ECMO may manage the Extracorporeal
circulation for cardiac and respiratory support of patients.
4. May be required to be on-call days, nights, weekends and
5. May Perform all aspects of ventilator care to include, but not
limited to setting up the ventilator and verifying function using
specialized ventilator modes to manage the patients disease
process. Provide for an appropriate monitoring of these patients
and provide appropriate weaning techniques.
6. Maintains and improves job knowledge and skills. Functions
independently with minimal supervision. Serves as resource to other
staff reflective of experience level.
Other Information Other information:
--- Graduation from an accredited Respiratory Therapy program.
--- Licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner by the North
Carolina Respiratory Care Board. Must be registered (RRT) by the
National Board of Respiratory Care. BLS on hire. Must have either
ACLS-Adults, NRP - NICU, PALS - PICU/Rex, CPFT - PFT, Advanced
Practice certificate to administer moderate sedation in the
Bronchoscopy Lab. Must maintain certification annually.
Professional Experience Requirements:
--- Two (2) years of experience as a Respiratory Therapist
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
--- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret clinical information
and technical procedures. Ability to document clinical information.
Ability to effectively communicate information and respond to
questions from patients, physicians, family members, and other
staff. Mathematical Skills: Ability to apply concepts such as
fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical
situations. Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect
data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to
interpret an extensive variety of technical situations.
Job Details Legal Employer: STATE
Entity : UNC Medical Center
Organization Unit : Respiratory Therapy
Work Type : Full Time
Standard Hours Per Week : 36.00
Work Schedule : Evening Job
Location of Job : US:NC:Chapel Hill
Exempt From Overtime : Exempt: No
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