Respiratory Care Practitioner - Children's Hospital

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Vidant Medical Center

Full Time



About Vidant Medical Center

Vidant Medical Center is a 900+ bed Level-1 Trauma Center, regional referral hospital and is the flagship hospital for Vidant Health. We serve as the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Vidant Medical Center provides acute, intermediate, rehabilitation and outpatient services to more than 1.4 million people in 29 counties.  But it's in our work environment that you'll find our sense of family and closeness that permeates everything we do.

We are seeking self-motivated Registered Respiratory Therapist with 2+ years of experience in a Level III NICU and/or Pediatric ICU setting.  Therapist duties include high risk delivery team, intubation, surfactant replacement, INO therapy, HFOV, HFJV and assisting with PDA ligation. We currently have a 55-bed Level III NICU and 12–bed PICU.  We also have a Pediatric Vent Weaning Unit, a Peds Rehab unit and a general care ward


  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide service appropriate to the age of the patient
  • Assess the appropriateness of prescribed respiratory care by acquiring and evaluating clinical data and assessing the cardiopulmonary/overall status of the patient.
  • Initiates a respiratory care plan upon admission to Respiratory Services and updates at least once per shift relative to the progress toward the goal.
  • Initiates respiratory care, evaluating and monitoring patients’ responses to such care, modifying the prescribed respiratory therapy and cardiopulmonary procedures and life support endeavors to achieve desired therapeutic objectives.
  • Provides/records all patient and family education in patient medical record.
  • Participates in life-support activities, as required.  Responds to Trauma, High Risk Deliveries and Cardiopulmonary emergencies throughout the hospital.
  • Provides therapeutic interventions with oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, airway care, lung expansion, and bronchial hygiene, invasive and non-invasive mechanical ventilation.
  • Provides/assesses information from respiratory parameter studies, peak flow measurements, pulse oximetry monitoring, ABG/VBG/CBG results, capnography, pulmonary mechanics/graphics, hemodynamic monitoring and cardiac output monitoring.
  • Responsible, as directed by Supervisor, as charge therapist and/or preceptor for students and new employees.
  • Participates in In-service education, patient rounds/conferences and achieves a minimum of 24 contact hours per year.
  • Monitors and provides oxygen and airway support to patients receiving ICD changes.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned

Minimum Requirements

  •  Successfully completed an accredited Associate in Applied Science degree in a Respiratory Care program. Must be completed from an Accreditation agency recognized by the NBRC
  • Active licensure with the North Carolina Respiratory Care Board upon hire.
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) or Registry Eligible with RRT credential obtained with 6 months from hire date.
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS), if not current at time of hire, must complete within first 6 months of employment andmaintained.
  • Advance Life Support Certification (ACLS), if not current at time of hire, must complete within first 12 months ofemployment and maintained.
  • Active status with NBRC recommended
  • Two years experience in Children's Hospital as Respiratory Therapist highly recommended.

Other Information

  • Hours:  36 hours weekly (0.9 FTE)
  • NIGHTS: 7:00pm to 7:00am includes weekends

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.


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