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Respiratory Care Practitioner (PRN) - Duke Raleigh Hospital - Days

Company: Dukehealth.org
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Job Description:

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. Job Title: -RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONER
Job Code: -4140
FLSA: -N
Job Level: -E2
Revised Date: -08/19/2019
Supervisory Responsibility: -No - -Printer-Friendly Version -- 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. $7,500 Sign-on Bonus 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.

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