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.
Adult ICU experience preferred.
Perform and evaluate diagnostic and therapeutic clinical procedures as defined in the Respiratory Care Services scope of clinical practice, performing work in accordance with physician orders in the neonatal, pediatric and adult patient populations.
Perform all duties and responsibilities required of a Respiratory Care Practitioner I. Evaluate appropriateness of medical orders. Proficient in the application of mechanical ventilator modalities. Proficient in the application of Non-Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation (NP PV); Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and Bi-Level Positive Air way Pressure (BiPAP). Perform endotracheal intubation under the observation of a Supervisor or Advanced Practitioner. Perform extubations. 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 ventilationor 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 Level II RT. Assure safe operations of devices in the MRI. Qualified for certification in the hyperbaric chamber if applicable to the institution scope of practice.
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 Level I RT. 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.
Completion of a 2 year AMA approved respiratory care program requirements (Associates Degree or the equivalent). Must maintain annual skill maintenance requirements. Must maintain annual safety/compliance. Must maintain North Carolina annual license requirements for CEUs.
Six months to one year of clinical experience following graduation from a respiratory care program.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
North Carolina State Licensure Registry ( RRT) by the National Association for Respiratory Care (NBRC). Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS). Certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). Certification in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). Certification in Neonatal Resuscitation (NRPS) if applicable to institution.
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