Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.
U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19.
Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
Duke Hospital is looking for Respiratory Care Practitioners to join our team. Duke employees are part of a premier organization dedicated to excellence in education, research, and patient care. This is a full time position. Duke Hospital is located in Durham, NC, centrally located between the beaches and mountains. Relocation:
Relocation allowance offered for out-of-state candidates and for eligible in-state candidates living outside of a mileage radius (75 miles) of Duke University Hospital.
Over 100 free CEU’s offered onsite each year including ventilation and airway management, pulmonary disease management, patient / family education and high-frequency ventilation symposium.
ECMO training and certification program offered annually for selected candidates.
General Description of the Job ClassPerform diagnostic and therapeutic clinical procedures as defined in the Respiratory Care Services scope of clinical practice. Work performed in accordance with physician orders. Defined duties are performed working strictly with adult populations or working only with neonatal, pediatric populations, but not with both.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level• Perform all duties and responsibilities required of a Respiratory Care Practitioner.• Evaluate appropriateness of medical orders.• Proficient in the application of mechanical ventilator modalities.• Proficient in the application of Non-Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation (NPPV); Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP)• Perform endotracheal intubation under the observation of a Clinical Team Lead.• Perform extubations.• Serve as member of the code/ emergency team. Administer medical gases. Insert nasogastric and orogastric tubes.• Perform tracheotomy tube changes.• Perform capnography monitoring. Transport patients requiring mechanical ventilation or airway protection.• Interpret clinical data to optimize patient clinical objectives.• Participate in clinical rounds with physicians; nurses and other health care providers• Assist with Bronchoscopy.• Assist with orientation and training of Resp. Care Practitioner.• Assure safe operations of devices in the MRI.• Qualified for certification in the hyperbaric chamber if applicable to the institution scope of practice
Required Qualifications at this Level
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
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