Respiratory Care Practitioner - Ahoskie, NC

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937894

Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital

Full-Time

Regular

Vidant Health

About Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital

Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital is a 114-bed, not-for-profit hospital located in Ahoskie, NC. The 15-bed ER serves approximately 21,000 patients per year from the local community and surrounding towns. This modern facility provides a wide range of health services to its 39,000 residents in the four-county area.

Ahoskie, NC is ideally located an hour from the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area and two hours from Raleigh, Richmond, Williamsburg, and the beautiful Outer Banks of NC. Ahoskie offers a moderate cost of living, a strong sense of community, and a temperate climate and location to support a variety of year round outdoor activities, such as boating, kayaking, hunting, fishing, hiking, and golf.

Position Summary

Under the Clinical Supervision of the Medical Director of Respiratory Care and the overall supervision of the Manager of Respiratory Care and Respiratory Care Supervisor the Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) provides safe, expedient, cost-effective Respiratory Care services.?? As a member of a team of health care professionals, an RCP evaluates, treats and manages patients of all ages with respiratory illnesses and other cardiopulmonary disorders in a wide variety of clinical settings.?? Respiratory Care Practitioners behave in a manner consistent with the standards and ethics of all health care professionals.?? In addition to performing respiratory care procedures, RCP's are involved in clinical decision-making (such as patient assessment, treatment selection and reassessment of treatment efficacy), goal directed respiratory care planning and patient education.?? RCP's are required to document in the patient medical record factual, accurate, complete, timely, legible and legal information about the care they provide to each patient.?? Each RCP is responsible for billing the patient correctly for the services provided.

Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide service appropriate to patient population.
  • 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, ERT 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.
  • Incorporates department protocol driven care appropriately to direct clinical practice.
  • Demonstrate use and application of the AIDET model for communication (every patient, every family, every time).
  • Provides/records all patient and family education in patient medical record.
  • Uses universal precautions appropriately and performs proper handwashing between each patient.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient information.
  • Uses department “scripts” to effectively communicate with other departments, patients, families, coworkers and students in person or over the phone.
  • Demonstrates safe operation of all equipment in compliance with department policy, safety, disinfection, infection control and quality control standards.
  • As directed by the supervisor may have additional responsibility as charge therapist and/or preceptor for students and/or new employees.
  • Demonstrates effective computer skills for electronic charting, billing and respiratory order processing.

Minimum Requirements

  • Licensed by 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, and maintain during employment.
  • Advanced Life support certification, if not current at time of hire, must complete and maintain within first 12 months of employment..             
  • Active status with NBRC recommended.

Other Information

This is a full-time position, 36-40 hours per week.  Must be able to work all shifts, including weekends and holidays.

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.

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact:

Gloria Jones, Recruiter

Email: gloria.jones@vidanthealth.com

Tel: (252) 209-3390

 

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