Respiratory Care Practitioner Asthma Allergy Airway Hot
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Respiratory Care Practitioner Asthma Allergy Airway job at Duke Health in Durham NC
Description, duties, responsibilities
Duke Asthma Allergy and Airway Center Durham . GENERAL DESCRIPTION Perform 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 in pediatric and adult populations. JOB DUTIES:Administer oxygen aerosolized medication via Intermittent Aerosol Therapy (IAT) and Metered Dose Inhalers (MDI). Perform nasotrachealand artificial airway suction. Perform diagnostic pulmonary procedures six minute walks and pulmonary function studies. Verify physician orders. Perform routine cleaning maintenance correct set-up and assure safety and function of all equipment / supplies necessary in the provision of patient care Assure adherence to all infectious disease standards in the delivery of patient care procedures. Recognize life threatening situations and initiate appropriate responses. Make patient care assessments according to accepted protocols. Provide education to patients families physicians nursing and other members of the health care teams. Monitor response to all therapy. Document in patient medical record. Communicate all pertinent clinical information. Participate in quality improvement activities. KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIESKnowledge necessary to make appropriate clinical decisions and interactions relative to the specific age of a patient. Skills validation / certifications of competencies for the duties and at this level. # Must maintain annual skills safety and compliance requirements. Must maintain annual North Carolina license for CEUs Customer Service and communication expertise. Work involves contact with patients of all ages family members physicians nursing and all other members of the health care team. Work requires walking climbing and bending. Understand pharmacological indications dosages and response to adverse drug reactions. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS/ PREFERENCES Completion of a 2 year AMA approved respiratory care program (Associates Degree or equivalent) and registry eligible. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS/ PREFERENCES Not required . LICENSURE/ CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTSNorth Carolina State Licensure or North Carolina State Provisional License Certification by the National Association for Respiratory Carew (NBRC) if graduate. Certification of Basic Life Support (BLS) and any other applicable certification applicable to the institution WORK CONDITIONSMust be able to work under time pressures in a busy clinic/office environment. Must be present on site for 8 hour shifts during standard business hours. Must participate in group activities requiring interpersonal skills and cooperation. Must work as late person when scheduled or according to business needs Must be able to react quickly and immediately respond to emergencies. Must be able to handle multiple assignments conflicting demands and priorities. Must maintain attention to detail over extended period of time. Must be continually aware of variations in changing situations. Must be able to move throughout office environment throughout day. Must be able to lift 30 lbs. Must be able to push/pull 30lbs. Must be able to carry 30 lbs. Must be able to reach for objects by extending arms.
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