Respiratory Therapist I
Company: UNC Health Care Systems
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: June 12, 2021
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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, administers respiratory care procedures and
treatments designed to assess, prevent, stabilize or remedy
patients' respiratory dysfunction. After completion of orientation,
functions independently with minimal supervision.
Administers standard Respiratory Care including but not limited
to, aerosol medication delivery, basic bedside pulmonary function
testing, breathing exercises, oxygen therapy, arterial cannulation
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
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
ECMO When working with ECMO may manage the Extracorporeal
circulation for cardiac and respiratory support of patients.
May be required to be on-call days, nights, weekends and
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.
Maintains and improves job knowledge and skills. Serves as
resource to other staff reflective of experience level. Serves as
resource for physicians and other UNCHCS staff. Aids in training
new staff members, students and new physicians. Provides
in-services as required. May assume Charge Therapist
- Records completely all pertinent information pertaining to
patient care procedures per hospital and departmental policies.
Records patient information in electronic medical record
Graduation from an accredited Respiratory Therapy program.
Licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner by the North
Carolina Respiratory Care Board and registry eligible by the
National Board of Respiratory Care. Must be registered within 6
months of hire. BLS on hire.
Professional Experience Requirements:
No prior experience required.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
Legal Employer: STATE
Entity: UNC Medical Center
Organization Unit: Respiratory Therapy
Work Type: Full Time
Standard Hours Per Week: 36.00
Work Schedule: Night Job
Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill
Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No
Keywords: UNC Health Care Systems, Chapel Hill , Respiratory Therapist I, Other , Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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