New Hanover Regional Medical Center Reg Respiratory Therapist - Respiratory Care in Wilmington, North Carolina
Reg Respiratory Therapist - Respiratory Care
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This position has access to and knowledge of extremely sensitive, private and confidential materials. Ability to maintain the highest standard is required with zero tolerance. All the primary duties within this document will be performed according to established policies, procedures and guidelines within the department and the Medical Center. JOB SUMMARY: Works under the supervision of the Managers and Coordinators of Respiratory Care. As directed by a physician, administers a variety of simple and complex treatments and tests related to the cardiopulmonary system to patient's in age groups infants(1-12mos), through geriatric (72+ years).Is responsible for the competent delivery of all routine and emergent respiratory care services as described in the Respiratory Care policy and procedure manual. Explains purpose and procedure of treatments, tests and equipment to patients. Records all pertinent information of treatments, including patient response in the patient's chart. PRIMARY JOB DUTIES: 1. Administers a variety of simple and complex respiratory modalities such as ventilator care, emergency airway procedures, therapeutic gases, medications, evaluation, treatment, etc. as described in the Respiratory Care policy and procedure manual. 2. Consults with physicians and other healthcare professionals to help develop and modify patient care plans. 3. Records treatment and test results in patients' charts when performed. 4. Cleans and disinfects respiratory equipment and accessories. 5. Performs related duties such as assisting physicians with special procedures. 6. May perform moderate or waived point of care testing per CLIA guidelines. 7. Must be intubation certified and respond to Code Blue, Trauma and Rapid Responses. 8. Acts as preceptor for new employees and students. 9. Educates other members of the health care team i.e.; Physicians, RN's etc. Conducts in-services as assigned. 10. Participates in appropriate continuing education. 11. Demonstrates standards of performance (ownership, teamwork, communication, compassion) that support patient satisfaction and principles of service excellence. 12. If an Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenator (ECMO) specialist must follow job responsibilities as outlined in the ECMO policy. 13. Performs other duties as assigned. ESSENTIAL JOB SPECIFICATIONS: 1. Education: Completion of an approved CoARC or AMA accredited Respiratory Care educational program. 2. Licensure / Certifications: Must be licensed by the North Carolina Respiratory Care Board. Registered by the NBRC. Must be American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certified, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) if working adult care and Pediatric Advanced Life Support(PALS) if working in the Emergency Department(ED) . New employees will be ACLS and PALS [if working ED] within 6 months of hire date. All staff will maintain active certifications. If certified as an ECMO specialist the RCP must comply with the continuing educational requirements of the North Carolina Respiratory Care Board for advanced practice. 3. Experience: None required RESPIRATORY THERAPISTS IN CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL Respiratory Care Department # 7012 In addition to the general requirements of the primary job description, the following will apply to Registered Respiratory Therapists working in Betty H. Cameron Women's and Children's (W&C) Hospital: 1. Reports directly to the manager of Respiratory Care for Women's and Children's hospital. 2. Following orientation the Respiratory Care Practitioner(RCP) agrees to staff W&C units for at least 1 year before transferring to adult care respiratory department. 3 New employees will be Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRT), and in place of ACLS, will obtain Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification and Pediatric Advanced Life Support(PALS) within 6 months of hire date. All staff will maintain active NRP and PALS. Neonatal-Pediatric Specialist Credential (NPS) is strongly recommended, and other specialty certifications are encouraged. 4. Able to effectively care for patients in all areas of Women's and Children's hospital. Provides care to pediatric patients in the Emergency Department or the Pediatric Specialty Clinic, when required. 5. Responds to high-risk infant deliveries when assigned. 6. RCP assigned to Pediatric Intensive Care Unit will respond to Codes and Rapid Response calls in W&C hospital. Adult Respiratory Care department coordinator or charge therapist will assign backup. 7. Staff identified as transport-capable will participate in neonatal or pediatric ground transports when assigned. Complies with all mandates and regulations required by state licensure for ground transport personnel. 8. Helps guide and develop new initiatives, policies, equipment trials, or education sessions. 9. Demonstrates standards of performance (ownership, teamwork, communication, compassion) that support the patient experience and principles of service excellence.