RESPIRATORY THERAPIST, Adv- Adults (Nights 7p-7a) Duke University Hospital *ANCHORr*
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 114848
Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.
U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19.
Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
Job Title: RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONER, Advanced
Shift: Nights 7p-7a
36 hours week Job Code: 4250 FLSA: N Job Level: E2 (August 2019) Revised Date: 03/06/2018 Supervisory Responsibility: No
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 working strictly with adult populations or working only with neonatal, pediatric populations, but not with both.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
Perform all duties and responsibilities required of a Respiratory Care Practitioner.
Evaluate appropriateness of medical orders.
Proficient in the application of mechanical ventilator modalities.
Proficient in the application of Non-Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation (NPPV); Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP)
Perform endotracheal intubation under the observation of a Clinical Team Lead.
Serve as member of the code/ emergency team. Administer medical gases. Insert nasogastric and orogastric tubes.
Perform tracheotomy tube changes.
Perform capnography monitoring. Transport patients requiring mechanical ventilation or airway protection.
Interpret clinical data to optimize patient clinical objectives.
Participate in clinical rounds with physicians; nurses and other health care providers
Assist with Bronchoscopy.
Assist with orientation and training of Resp. Care Practitioner.
Assure safe operations of devices in the MRI.
Qualified for certification in the hyperbaric chamber if applicable to the institution scope of practice
Required Qualifications at this Level
Completion of a 2 year AMA approved respiratory care program (Associates Degree or the equivalent) and North Carolina State Licensure and Registry (RRT) by the National Association for Respiratory Care (NBRC).
Must maintain annual skill maintenance requirements
Must maintain annual safety/compliance requirements
Must maintain North Carolina annual license requirements for CEUs
Level I Trauma - ICU experience strongly preferred
Two years of clinical experience following graduation from a respiratory care program
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
North Carolina State Licensure and Registry (RRT) by the National Association for Respiratory Care (NBRC).
Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Pediatric RCP's need your NRP, PALS and ACLS within 90 days of hire.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge necessary to make appropriate clinical decisions and interaction relative to the specific age of a patient.
Skills validation/certification of competencies for the duties and responsibilities required for a Respiratory Care Practitioner.
Skills validation / certifications of competencies for the duties and responsibilities of this level.
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 the hospital.
Work may require lifting or pushing in excess of 30 pounds.
Required to carry emergency airway bag weighing approximately 20 pounds.
Work requires walking, running, climbing and bending. Customer service and communication expertise
Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
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.
Job Title: RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONER, Advanced
Job Code: 4250
Job Level: E2
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