Respiratory Care Practitioner, Advanced

Location
North Carolina, United States
Posted
20 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Jan 2019
Ref
401504283
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Occupational Summary

Perform diagnostic and therapeutic clinical procedures as defined in the Respiratory Care Services scope of clinical practice. Work performed in accordance with physician orders. Defined duties are performed working strictly with adult populations or working only with neonatal, pediatric populations, but not with both. 

Work Performed

  • 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 under the observation of a Clinical Team Lead.
  • 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 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.
  • Assist with orientation and training of Resp. Care Practitioner.
  • 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/Abilities

  • Level I Trauma - ICU experience strongly preferred
  • Six months to one year of clinical experience following graduation from a respiratory care program
  • 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

Requisition Number 401504283
Location Durham
Duke Entity DUKE HOSPITAL
Job Code 4250 RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONER, ADVANCED
Job Family Level E2
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-exempt
Full Time / Part Time FULL TIME
Regular / Temporary Regular
Shift First/Day

Minimum Qualifications

Duke University 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 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.

Education

Completion of a 2 year AMA approved respiratory care program(Associates Degree or the equivalent).Must maintain annual skill maintenance requirements
Must maintain annual safety/compliance requirements
Must maintain North Carolina annual license requirements for CEUs

Experience

  • Six months to one year of clinical experience following graduation from a respiratory care program.
  • Level I Trauma - ICU experience strongly preferred

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) - must be obtained within 6 months of date of hire.

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