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Respiratory Care Assistant - PRN - Atrium Health Mercy

Date Posted: Feb 9, 2021
Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 2084
Job Family: Respiratory Services
Status: Part Time
Shift: Variable
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 11051016633313-Respiratory Care
Location: Charlotte - 2001 Vail Ave

Overview

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.
  • 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.
  • Performs respiratory care treatments and oxygen administration.
  • 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 required.