Respiratory Therapist Atrium Healths Levine Childrens Hospital
Company: Atrium Health
Posted on: November 23, 2019
Job Req ID: 191396Position Number: 00167504Employment Type: Full
TimeShift: NightShift Details: Standard Hours:--36.00Department
Name: LCH Respiratory CareLocation: Carolinas Medical
CenterLocation Details:-- Carolinas HealthCare System is Atrium
Health. Our mission remains the same: to improve health, elevate
hope and advance healing - for all. The name Atrium Health allows
us to grow beyond our current walls and geographical borders to
impact as many lives as possible and deliver solutions that help
communities thrive. For more information, please visit
carolinashealthcare.org/AtriumHealth----Job SummaryPerforms all
aspects of direct respiratory care according to physician------s
orders and/or approved protocols. Consults physicians on
effectiveness of therapy and makes appropriate recommendations.
Provides appropriate ventilator support and maintains and monitors
other cardiopulmonary life support equipment. Maintains and
properly utilizes respiratory care equipment.Essential
- Demonstrates knowledge in various modes and methods of oxygen
delivery and the equipment needed for each and can conduct
prescribed therapeutic procedures to achieve adequate
- Administers therapeutic procedures, understanding the purpose
and benefits, and possible effects associated with each. Performs
diagnostic procedures as outlined in policy.
- Initiates, monitors and maintains mechanical ventilators and
non-invasive ventilators and is aware of the critical care duties
and effects of such therapy.
- Independently evaluates current therapies using appropriate
judgment and protocols, making proper recommendations concerning
plans of care and patient education needs.
- Documents therapy and results as required by hospital,
department and regulatory agencies. Communicates information to
appropriate members of the healthcare team.
- Initiates, conducts and modifies respiratory care techniques in
an emergency setting. Performs and evaluates blood sampling
analysis with a thorough understanding of the values, and the
importance and treatment of abnormal results.
- Works independently in all patient care areas and assists
co-workers with patient care whenever possible. Is proficient in
the electronic medical records and its interface with the
Respiratory Care Department.
- Follows departmental safety guidelines. Completes all
regulatory requirements. Completes annual proficiency evaluation of
respiratory care equipment and procedures.Physical
RequirementsRequires repetitive physical activity. Able to walk and
stand to perform duties. Ability to lift materials 20-50 pounds.
Ability to move patients of all age groups. Adequate hearing and
eyesight is necessary. Exposures to working environment that may
include odors, low lighting, and crowded working
conditions.Education, Experience and CertificationsGraduate of an
AMA-approved school of Respiratory Care. Associate------s RRT or
RRT Equivalent required, Bachelors degree preferred. Credentialed
as a Registered Respiratory Therapist by the National Board for
Respiratory Care. Licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner in
the state of North Carolina. Basic Life Support for healthcare
providers thru the American Heart Association. Advanced
certifications per facility policy/standards. For free-standing
Emergency Department and Virtual Critical Care, 2 years critical
care experience required.----At Atrium Health, formerly Carolinas
HealthCare System, our patients, communities and teammates are at
the center of everything we do. Our commitment to diversity and
inclusion allows us to deliver care that is superior in quality and
compassion across our network of more than 900 care locations.--As
a leading, innovative health system, we promote an environment
where differences are valued and integrated into our workforce. Our
culture of inclusion and cultural competence allows us to achieve
our goals and deliver the best possible experience to patients and
the communities we serve.--Posting Notes: Not ApplicableCarolinas
HealthCare System is an EOE/AA Employer
Carolinas HealthCare System, one of the nation---s leading and most
innovative healthcare organizations provides a full spectrum of
healthcare and wellness programs throughout North and South
Carolina. Its diverse network of facilities includes academic
medical centers, approximately 38 hospitals, freestanding emergency
department, more than 700 physician practices, behavioral health
center, surgical and rehabilitation centers, home health agencies,
hospice and palliative care services, and nursing homes.For nearly
70 years, our system of exceptional facilities has been providing
care that improves our community and the lives of our patients and
employees.At Carolinas HealthCare System, we are One team,
delivering care through more than 11 million patient encounters.
Our teammates share millions of reasons to be proud of their work
and the contributions they make every day.--We invite you to learn
more about Carolinas HealthCare System, and discover all the
possibilities ONE system has to offer.
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