RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONER (PRN), DUKE REGIONAL

Job description

Duke Regional Hospital has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Alamance counties and the surrounding communities for nearly 40 years. With more than 1,900 employees, its focus is on providing outstanding medical care with compassionate, personalized service in a comfortable community hospital setting. Duke Regional Hospital has 369 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, and also offers care at the Duke Rehabilitation Institute and Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center. In fiscal year 2018, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,299 patients and had 165,953 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #10 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2018-19.

Occ Summary

Perform diagnostic and therapeutic clinical procedures as defined inthe 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.

Work Performed

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 p hysician 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 airways uctioning. Perform CPR and bag-mask ventilation. Perform pulse oximetry monitoring. Performarterial 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.

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, familymembers, physicians, nursing, and all other members of the health careteam. 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.

Level Characteristics

N/A

Minimum Qualifications

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, Licensures, Certifications

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.

Duke 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 essentialjob 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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Posted: 10/3/2020
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