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Respiratory Care Assistant

Date: Nov 19, 2020

Location: Charlotte, NC, US

Company: Atrium Health

Job Req ID: 627182

Position Number: 0000000

Employment Type: PRN

Shift: Variable

Shift Details: Varies

Standard Hours: Varies

Department Name: Respiratory Care

Location: Atrium Health Cleveland

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Our mission is to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing - for all. The name Atrium Health allows us to grow beyond our current walls and geographical borders to impact as many lives as possible and deliver solutions that help communities thrive. For more information, please visit atriumhealth.org/about-us.



Job Summary 

Works under the supervision of a licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner and performs various general respiratory care duties to include respiratory care treatments, oxygen administration, suctioning, and arterial blood gas puncture and analysis. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care or arrange for the provision of care for neonatal to geriatric patients.

Essential Functions 

  • Demonstrates knowledge of principles of growth and development over the life span and possesses the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements and ensures and documents that age specific needs are being met as described in the department policies and procedures. Provides and assesses effectiveness of patient and family education.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Performs respiratory care treatments and oxygen administration. <span style="font-family:"Segoe UI Symbol",sans-serif"> Suctions patients and obtains and runs ABG samples.

Physical Requirements 

Work requires frequent lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling objects. Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds. Maybe exposed to hazardous work environment this includes contagious patients and biohazardous materials. Rapid coordination of eyes and hands to fingers. Sufficient noise and disruptions to cause distractions and stress. Hazardous working conditions in which individual is exposed to definite risk of bodily injury through contact with moving instrumentation, chemicals, or body fluids.

Education, Experience and Certifications

Must be either currently enrolled in good standing in an accredited Respiratory Care educational program (approved by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care) not exceeding 24 months and must have successfully completed 1 year of such program or a new Respiratory Care graduate with a NCRCB provisional license.  NCRCB provisional license cannot extend past one year. Must have completed competency evaluations for each of the duties of the job. Basic Life Support for

Healthcare Provider (BLS HCP) from AHA is required.


At Atrium Health, our patients, communities and teammates are at the center of everything we do. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion allows us to deliver care that is superior in quality and compassion across our network of more than 900 care locations.


As a leading, innovative health system, we promote an environment where differences are valued and integrated into our workforce. Our culture of inclusion and cultural competence allows us to achieve our goals and deliver the best possible experience to patients and the communities we serve.


Posting Notes: Not Applicable

Atrium Health is an EOE/AA Employer

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte

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