Respiratory Care Practitioner - Duke Regional Hospital - Days
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 162174
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
Shift: Nights (7p-7a)
36 hours week Job Code: 4140
FLSA: N Job Level: E1 Revised Date: 03/06/2018 Supervisory Responsibility: No
Duke Hospital is looking for Respiratory Care Practitioners to join our team. Duke employees are part of a premier organization dedicated to excellence in education, research, and patient care. This is a full-time position. Duke Hospital is located in Durham, NC, centrally located between the beaches and mountains.
Verify physician orders for appropriateness and accuracy.
Understand pharmacological indications, dosages, and responses to adverse drug reactions.
Consults with providers based on patient care assessments and in accordance with 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 during patient rounds and handoff.
Perform diagnostic cardiopulmonary procedures; inclusive of nasotracheal and artificial airway suctioning and samples, arterial blood gas punctures, pulse oximetry, and EtCO2 monitoring, pulmonary function, bedside pulmonary mechanics, and EKG's.
Recognizes life-threatening situations and initiates an appropriate response, perform CPR and bag-mask ventilation
Safe transport of critical patients within the hospital.
Assure correct set-up, safety, and function of all equipment/ supplies necessary in the provision of patient care. Inclusive of all mechanical ventilators, NIV devices, and hi-flow oxygen devices.
Assure adherence to all infectious disease standards in the delivery of all patient care procedures.
Participates in quality improvement activities.
Maintains all necessary safety and life support certifications per required increment
Required Qualifications at this Level
Completion of a 2-year AMA-approved respiratory care program (Associates Degree or the equivalent) and is registry eligible. Successful completion of the registry exam (RRT) is required prior to employment.
None required beyond clinical affiliation of the respiratory program
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
North Carolina State Licensure. Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) and any other 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
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 Code: 4140
Job Title: RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONER
Job Level: E1
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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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