Respiratory Care Assistant - Duke Raleigh Hospital - Part Time
Duke University Health System
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Internal Number: 236646
Duke Raleigh Hospital offers the latest in care and technology in a patient-friendly setting. It has been an important part of Duke Health since 1998 and has served Wake County for more than 35 years, employing more than 2,000 team members. The hospital provides 186 inpatient beds and a comprehensive array of services, including the Duke Raleigh Cancer Center, Duke Raleigh Orthopedic and Spine Center, cardiovascular services, neurosciences including the Duke Raleigh Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Center, advanced digestive care, disease management, and prevention, wound healing, outpatient imaging, intensive and progressive care, pain clinic, same-day surgery, emergency department and community outreach and education programs.
U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Raleigh Hospital as high performing in orthopedics and five adult procedures/conditions: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, kidney failure, lung cancer surgery, and stroke.
RCA - Respiratory Care Assistant - Duke Raleigh Hospital
Duke Raleigh Hospital seeks to hire a Respiratory Care Assistant - an active respiratory student who has completed their first year of an approved respiratory program - to embrace our mission of Advancing Health Together.
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 and under supervision of a Registered Respiratory Therapist.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
Verify physician orders for appropriateness and accuracy.
Understand pharmacological indications, dosages and response to adverse drug reactions.
Consults with providers based on patient care assessments and in accordance to accepted protocols. Provides education to patients, families, physicians, nursing and other members of the health care team.
Monitors response to all therapy. Documents in the patient medical record. Communicates all pertinent clinical information during patient rounds and handoff.
Perform diagnostic cardiopulmonary procedures; inclusive of nasotracheal and artificial airway suctioning and samples, arterial blood gas punctures, pulse oximetry and EtCO2 monitoring, pulmonary function and bedside pulmonary mechanics, and EKG's.
Recognizes life threatening situations and initiates appropriate response, perform CPR and bag- mask ventilation
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.
Participates in quality improvement activities.
Maintains all necessary safety and life support certifications per required.
Can provide the following therapy:
Oxygen Supply Systems Equipment Processing
Humidity and Aerosol Therapy
Small Volume Nebulizer
Airway Clearance Therapy
Arterial Uncture ECG (if performed by hiring institute)
Required Qualifications at this Level
Active enrollment in a 2 year approved respiratory care program (Associates Degree or the equivalent) and is in good standing.
Completion of the first semester of the respiratory care program.
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
Must be registered with the NC Respiratory Care Board (NCRCB) as a Respiratory Care Assistant before providing respiratory care procedures.
Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) and any other 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.
Job Code: 00004613 RESPIRATORY CARE ASSISTANT Job Level: C1
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