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Respiratory Therapist

Company: Duke Health
Location: Efland
Posted on: November 14, 2023

Job Description:

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.Respiratory Care Practitioner - Duke Regional Hospital - Nights

Duke Regional Hospital seeks to hire a 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 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 in adult patient populations.

Duties and Responsibilities of this Level

Administer oxygen, aerosolized medication via Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing ( IPPB), Intermittent Aerosol Therapy (IAT) and Metered Dose Inhaler ( MDI) and incentive breathing devices.
Perform nasotracheal and artificial airway suctioning, CPR and bag- mask ventilation, pulse oximetry monitoring, arterial blood gas punctures and bedside pulmonary mechanics.
Diagnostic cardiopulmonary procedures, pulmonary function studies, EKGs and cardiac monitoring.
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.
Understands pharmacological indications, dosages and response to adverse drug reactions.
Provides education to patients, families, physicians, nursing and other members of the health care team.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Required Qualifications at this Level


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.


None required

Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification

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.

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 and 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, family members, physicians, nursing, and all other members of the health care team.
Work is performed in all areas of the hospital.
Required to carry emergency airway bag weighing approximately 20 pounds.
Work requires walking, running, climbing and bending.

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.

Keywords: Duke Health, Burlington , Respiratory Therapist, Healthcare , Efland, North Carolina

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