Advanced Respiratory Care Practitioner - Duke Regional Hospital - PRN Nights
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 236418
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.
ARCP - Advanced Respiratory Care Practitioner - Duke Regional Hospital - Nights
Duke Regional Hospital seeks to hire an Advanced Respiratory Care Practitioner who will embrace our mission of Advancing Health Together.
Duke Regional Hospital's focus is on providing outstanding medical care with compassionate, personalized service in a comfortable community hospital setting. Duke Regional Hospital offers 388 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical, and diagnostic services. Duke Regional's Respiratory Care team provides services for a 22-bed ICU and a 50-bed Emergency Room as well as medical, surgical, neurology, oncology, and cardiovascular general care areas. The team provides services for Level II Nursery, Labor and Delivery services, Rehabilitation unit, and Behavioral Health unit. Duke Regional's Respiratory Care practice includes intubation, critical care bronchoscopy, blood gas iSTAT testing, PFTs, heliox/nitric oxide therapy, EKGs, ventilator management by therapist protocol and consultation in interdisciplinary rounds in additional to standard Respiratory Care therapeutics. Duke Regional Hospital is located in Durham, NC.
General Description of the Job Class
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 adult patient population.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
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 (NPPV); Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP)
Perform endotracheal intubation and extubations under the observation of a Supervisor or Advanced Practitioner.
Serve as member of the code/emergency team.
Administer medical gases.
Insert nasogastric and orogastric tubes.
Perform tracheotomy tube changes and 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 and 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
Required Qualifications at this Level
Completion of a 2 year AMA approved respiratory care program (Associates Degree or the equivalent).
Must maintain annual skill maintenance and annual safety/compliance requirements
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, Licensure, and/or Certification
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
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.
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.
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.
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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.
As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.