Registered Respiratory Therapist- PRN in Rutherfordton, NC at Rutherford Regional Health System

Date Posted: 5/10/2018

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Job Description

Rutherford Regional Health System

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

• 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

Registered Respiratory Therapist:

  • Delivers and assesses response to ordered therapy per plan of care. Monitors, records, and communicates patient
    condition as appropriate.
  • Adheres to respiratory care policies and procedures based on patient outcomes, current research, and best
  • Responds to codes and calls for emergent assistance. Assesses patient condition and delivers appropriate treatment.
  • Educates the patient and family about the patient's illness and provides information about community support
    groups and other resources.
  • Monitors, receives, stocks, and distributes respiratory care supplies.
  • Disassembles, cleans, and sterilizes equipment, and performs preventative maintenance and calibration of machines.
  • Attends high-risk C-Sections and high-risk deliveries to assist the physician with resuscitation
    of the newborn (must be able to function in the absence of physician support).
  • Performs infant ventilation, including: intubation and tube securing, ventilation with neo puff, and
    ventilator initialization and monitoring.
  • Prepare work schedules, assigns personnel, monitors workload to insure adequate coverage.
  • Assists in orientation and training of new employees.
  • Assists with peer interviews.

Job Requirements

Minimum Education:

Associate’s degree- Required

Required Skills:

Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.


Basic Life Support (BLS)

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Neonatal Resuscitation Provider

Licenses: NC RCB - RCP

Minimum Work Experience:

1-3 years related field

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran


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