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Graduate Respiratory Therapist, Registered Respiratory Therapist I, Atrium Health Pineville, PRN

Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 39316
Job Family: Respiratory Services
Status: Part Time
Shift: Night
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 11071005433313-Respiratory Care
Location: AH Pineville Main - 10628 Park Rd

Overview

Job Summary

A provisional licensed Respiratory graduate must work under the supervision of a fully licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP).  A CRT credentialed licensed Respiratory graduate per the North Carolina Respiratory Care Board (NCRCB) does not require the same level of immediate supervision and is considered fully licensed. Both the provisional licensed graduate and the CRT licensed graduate can perform the full scope of practice as outlined by the NCRCB. 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 in various modes and methods of oxygen delivery and the equipment needed for each and can conduct prescribed therapeutic procedures to achieve adequate oxygenation. 
  • Administers therapeutic procedures, understanding the purpose and benefits, and possible effects associated with each. 
  • Performs diagnostic procedures as outlined in policy. 
  • Initiates, monitors and maintains mechanical ventilators and non invasive ventilators and is aware of the critical care duties and effects of such therapy. 
  • Independently evaluates current therapies using appropriate judgment and protocols, making proper recommendations concerning plans of care and patient education needs. 
  • Documents therapy and results as required by hospital, department and regulatory agencies. Communicates information to appropriate members of the healthcare team. 
  • Initiates, conducts and modifies respiratory care techniques in an emergency setting. 
  • Performs and evaluates blood sampling analysis with a thorough understanding of the values, and the importance and treatment of abnormal results.  
  • Follows departmental safety guidelines. Completes all regulatory requirements. 
  • Completes annual proficiency evaluation of respiratory care equipment and procedures. 
  • Is proficient in the electronic medical records and its interface with the Respiratory Care Department. 

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

New graduate that has successfully completed an accredited Respiratory Care educational program approved by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) required. Provisional license or CRT credential license issued by the North Carolina Respiratory Care Board (NCRCB) is required.  Note: NCRCB provisional license cannot extend past one year. RRT credential from the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) is required within 1 year of hire. 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. Additional certification per facility/policy standards.