Duke Life Flight - Pediatric Advanced Respiratory Care Practitioner - Duke University Hospital
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 207024
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In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
Job Title: Duke Pediatric Life Flight - Advanced Respiratory Therapist
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 neonatal, pediatric and adult patient populations.
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 under the observation of a Supervisor or Advanced Practitioner. Perform extubations.
Serve as member of the code/ emergency team. Administer medical gases.
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 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 requirements Must maintain annual safety/compliance requirements
Must maintain North Carolina annual license requirements for CEUs
A minimum of three years (4 years preferred) in clinical respiratory therapy including a minimum of one year in intensive care respiratory therapy within a neonatal or pediatric ICU. Advanced certification required (C-NPT) within two years of hire. If hired with critical care transport experience, certification required upon hire.
Currently registered by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)
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 (NRP) 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.
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.
Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
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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.
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