Advanced Respiratory Care Practitioner - Duke Regional Hospital - Nights
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 208916
Duke Regional Hospital 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.
Perform and evaluate diagnostic and therapeutic clinical procedures asdefined 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 CarePractitioner I.Evaluate appropriateness of medicalorders .Proficient in the application of mechanical ventilatormodalities.Profic ient in the application of Non-InvasivePositive Pressure Ventilation (NP PV); Continuous Positive AirwayPressure (CPAP) and Bi-Level Positive Air way Pressure(BiPAP)Perform endotracheal intubation under the observation ofa Supervisor or Advanced Practitioner. Performextubations.Serve as me mber of the code/ emergency team.Administer medical gases.Insert nasogas tric and orogastrictubes.Perform tracheotomy tube changes. Perform capno graphymonitoring.Transport patients requiring mechanical ventilationor a irway protection.Interpret clinical data to optimizepatient clinical obj ectives.Participate in clinical rounds withphysicians, nurses and other health care providersAssist withBronchoscopy. Assist with orientation an d training of Level IIRT.Assure safe operations of devices in theMRI.Qua lified for certification in the hyperbaric chamber ifapplicable to the i nstitution scope of practice
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge necessary to make appropriate clinical decisions andi nteraction relative to the specific age of a patient.Skillsvalidation/ce rtification of competencies for the duties andresponsibilities required for a Level I RT.Skills validation /certifications of competencies for t he duties and responsibilities ofthis level.Work involves contact with p atients of all ages, familymembers, physicians, nursing, and all other m embers of the health careteam.Work is performed in all areas of the hosp ital.Work mayrequire lifting or pushing in excess of 30 pounds.Required to carryemergency airway bag weighing approximately 20 pounds.Work requi reswalking, running, climbing and bending.Customer service andcommunicat ion 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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