Job Req ID: 618061
Position Number: 00160510
Employment Type: Full Time
Shift Details : 7p-7a
Standard Hours: 36.00
Department Name: Respiratory Care
Location: Carolinas Medical Center
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Performs all aspects of direct respiratory care according to
physicianï¿½s orders and/or approved protocols. Consults physicians
on effectiveness of therapy and makes appropriate recommendations.
Provides appropriate ventilator support and maintains and monitors
other cardiopulmonary life support equipment. Maintains and
properly utilizes respiratory care equipment.
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
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.
Works independently in all patient care areas and assists
co-workers with patient care whenever possible. Is proficient in
the electronic medical records and its interface with the
Respiratory Care Department.
Follows departmental safety guidelines. Completes all regulatory
requirements. Completes annual proficiency evaluation of
respiratory care equipment and procedures.
Requires repetitive physical activity. Able to walk and stand to
perform duties. Ability to lift materials 20-50 pounds. Ability to
move patients of all age groups. Adequate hearing and eyesight is
necessary. Exposures to working environment that may include odors,
low lighting, and crowded working conditions.
Education, Experience and Certifications
Graduate of an AMA-approved school of Respiratory Care.
Associateï¿½s RRT or RRT Equivalent required, Bachelors degree
preferred. Credentialed as a Registered Respiratory Therapist by
the National Board for Respiratory Care. Licensed as a Respiratory
Care Practitioner in the state of North Carolina. Basic Life
Support for healthcare providers thru the American Heart
Association. Advanced certifications per facility policy/standards.
For free-standing Emergency Department and Virtual Critical Care, 2
years critical care experience 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.
At Atrium Health, we care about the physical and financial
health of our teammates and their families. To review information
on our competitive health and retirement plans go to ‘About Us’ -
Health and Retirement. In addition, a sign on incentive between
$3000 to $10,000 and relocation assistance may be available for
Posting Notes: Not Applicable
Atrium Health is an EOE/AA Employer