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Respiratory Care Practitioner - Respiratory Care

Job ID: 949570
Facility: Vidant Beaufort Hospital
Location: Washington, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Mar 26, 2021

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Job Description

Vidant Health

About Vidant Beaufort Hospital

Vidant Beaufort Hospital, located in Washington, North Carolina, is a 142-bed not-for-profit hospital offering acute care services and a broad range of inpatient and outpatient services in the region. Progressive healthcare facilities combined with personal, hometown compassionate care ensure that patients in Beaufort and surrounding counties have access to an exceptional level of care. The hospital provides access to advanced treatments and technology in the areas of general surgery, orthopedics, gastroenterology, and rheumatology. Vidant Beaufort offers a full array of state-of-the-art diagnostic testing.

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.

Minimum Requirements

  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.
  • 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.
  • Advance Life Support Certification (ACLS), if not current at time of hire, must complete within first 12 months of Employment and maintained.
  • 2 + years of Critical Care Experience.
  • Active status with NBRC recommended

Other Information

  • Nights (7p - 7a).
  • Rotating Weekends and Holiday. 

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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