Respiratory Care Practitioner - Respiratory Care - Kenansville, NC

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941513

Vidant Duplin Hospital

Full-Time

Regular

Vidant Health

About Vidant Duplin Hospital

Vidant Duplin Hospital is an 81-bed facility located in Kenansville, North Carolina and has 20 practicing physicians on its active medical staff. Vidant Duplin serves Duplin County and surrounding communities in Eastern North Carolina with a population of approximately 60,000 people. On an annually basis, it serves 3,800 inpatients and over 52,000 outpatients (including nearly 30,0000 ED visits), in addition to a surgical volume of 2,050.

Position Summary

  • Assess the appropriateness of prescribed respiratory care by acquiring and evaluating clinical data and assessing the cardiopulmonary/overall status of the patient based on the age of the patient
  • Initiates a respiratory care plan upon admission to Respiratory Services identifying primary respiratory problem, goals and interventions.  Updates care plan 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 Code Blue emergencies throughout the hospital
  • Provides therapeutic interventions with oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, airway care, lung expansion, 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 monitors, hemodynamic monitoring, cardiac output monitoring
  • Monitors, provides oxygen and airway support to patients receiving ICD changes

Minumum Requirements

  • Active licensure with the North Carolina Respiratory Care Board
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) or Registry Eligible with RRT credential obtained within 12 months from hire date or registry eligibility status
  • Current BLS through AHA
  • Advanced Life support certification, if not current at time of hire, must complete and maintain within first 12 months of employment 

Other Information

  • Full time with benefits
  • Night Shift
  • Active status with NBRC recommended

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