Respiratory Therapist II - Full-Time Nights in Hickory, NC at Frye Regional Medical Center

Date Posted: 12/22/2017

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Job Description

Frye Regional Medical Center

As a part of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, our community hospital is being supported with more resources than ever before. Duke LifePoint combines Duke University Health System's unparalleled expertise in clinical excellence, quality and patient safety with LifePoint Health's financial resources and extensive operational experience - making our hospital even stronger. 

Duke LifePoint Healthcare's pledge to our hospital and the communities we serve is quality, expertise and commitment.
  • Quality is the cornerstone of Duke LifePoint, and it is the central focus of everything the organization and our hospital strive to achieve. 
  • Duke LifePoint pledges to bring a wealth of expertise and resources to strengthen the already excellent care our hospital delivers. 
  • And, Duke LifePoint's commitment is to work collaboratively with our hospital to make our community healthier by strengthening local healthcare delivery for the future.  
For more information about Duke LifePoint, visit www.dukelifepointhealthcare.com
Job Description:
  1. Perform all legal RT related orders from physicians.
  2. Initiate, administer, monitor, and/or provide objective measurements for the following modalities:  O2 delivery, aerosol/humidity delivery, incentive spirometry, postural drainage and percussion, invasive and non-invasive ventilation, pulse oximetry, airway care, arterial blood gas analyses, all modes of bronchodilator therapy, arterial lines, COPD and pneumonia pathways.
  3. Demonstrates assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of treatment based on age-specific criteria and provides care appropriate to the age of the patient served (geriatric, adult, pediatric, and neonatal).
  4. Performs daily QC on ABG machines in a timely manner, and takes appropriate corrective actions as needed.
  5. Charts, records, reports, and electronically documents all therapy in the appropriate places according to hospital regulatory requirements.
  6. Performs airway care including, but not limited to, tracheal and bronchial aspiration, extubation, and other procedures aimed at establishing and/or maintaining natural and artificial airways as outlined in department policies and procedures.
  7. Clean and maintain department and equipment; sterilize and disinfect all equipment according to published standards.

Job Requirements

NC Respiratory Care License

BCLS, ACLS, PALS, and NRP

Graduation from an accredited school of Respiratory Therapy with RRT credentials


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