Respiratory Care Therapist - As Needed - Ahoskie, NC

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941533

Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital

Part-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,Assistant Manager and Respiratory Care Supervisor the Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP), III functions in a safe, expedient, and cost-effective manner in providing, responding to patient needs and documenting respiratory care and services provided. The Respiratory Care Practitioner III is involved in the Clinical Ladder program which is a voluntary promotion system that recognizes health care professionals who demonstrate advanced knowledge, critical thinking skills, and professional development.

Responsibilities

1.?? Demonstrates 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 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. 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 noninvasive mechanical ventilation. Uses "Red Rules" and Patient Safety Behaviors to provide safe patient care.
2.?? Provides/records all patient and family education in patient medical record. 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.
3.?? Incorporates department protocol driven care appropriately to direct clinical practice. Uses universal precautions appropriately and performs proper hand washing 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. Demonstrates effective computer skills for electronic charting, billing and respiratory order processing.
4.?? As directed by the supervisor may have additional responsibility as charge therapist and/or preceptor for students and/or new employees.
5.?? Participates in Inservice Education, Patient Rounds/Conferences and obtains 24 education contact hours/year. Actively participates on Respiratory Action Team of own choosing.?? Active Membership with NBRC and AARC/NCSRC recommended. Completion and maintenance of all Clinical ladder requirements-with participation in CQI activities.

Minimum Requirements

Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification is required.

Associate Degree or higher in an approved COARC program for Respiratory Care
Active licensure with the North Carolina Respiratory Care Board upon hire and is maintained yearly.

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) or Registry Eligible with RRT credential obtained within 6 months of graduation.

Current Basic Life Support (BLS), if not current at time of hire, must complete within first 6 months of employment and maintained.

Advance Life Support Certification (ACLS), if not current at time of hire, must complete within first 12 months of employment and maintained.

If working in the Children's hospital you are required to have PALS and NRP in place of the ACLS and you must have completed the NBRC NPS exam by 12 months from your orientation end date.

10 plus years experience is required.

Active status with NBRC recommended

Other Information

This is a non benefit position.  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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