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Respiratory Therapist II - Full Time - Smithfield

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Job ID: 67839
Location: Smithfield, NC
Facility/Division: Johnston Health
Status: Full Time
Shift: Night Job

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Job Description

Description

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NIGHT ALTERNATIVE SCHEDULE (N.A.S.)

• N.A.S. qualifying work hours 6:45pm-7:15am 

• 48 Hours per week o Monday through Thursday Night Shifts 

o 12 hour shifts

 o 8 hours of overtime per week Compensation: 

• Employee receives $20 per hour NAS bonus for each hour worked for above mentioned schedule • Employee receives standard shift differential in addition to NAS bonus • Employee must actually work 48 hours per week to receive the $20 per hour NAS bonus • PDO usage does not count towards the 48 hour work week for the $20 per hour NAS bonus • If an employee is flexed off or is absent for any reason, and actual work is less than 48 hours, the $20 bonus is not paid for any hours during that week. 

Commitment Incentive - $15,000 paid over three (3) years

Eligibility (all of the following must be satisfied): 

  • Must be hired into a full-time position. ​
  • Not currently employed, or employed within the previous twelve (12) months at any UNC Health system owned entity. 
  • Not currently employed as a current per diem, temporary at any facility within the UNC Health System. Johnston Health PRN staff that transfer to a full-time Johnston Health position, will be eligible for the commitment incentive options in approved areas. 
  • Teammates must remain in good standing throughout the work commitment period. If the teammate receives a final written warning, demotion, resigns, or is terminated, the incentive will be discontinued and all remaining scheduled payments will be discontinued. 
  • The teammate must be in active status at the time of installment payment; otherwise, the payment will be discontinued. The remaining installment payments may resume upon the employees return to active status. 
  • The work commitment must be fulfilled in the department where the employee is initially hired. Teammates may be allowed to transfer within the entity and maintain the incentive only if the receiving department is incentive eligible and the incentive approved by the accepting manager / director.

Summary:

Under the direction of department management and according to policies and procedures as defined in the Department Policy and Procedure Manuals, the Respiratory Therapist, Senior demonstrates an advanced level of knowledge in respiratory care and assigned patient care areas. The Respiratory Therapist II administers competent care of patients through airway management, mechanical ventilator management, oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, respiratory care procedures and treatments designed to assess, prevent, stabilize or remedy patients respiratory dysfunction.


Responsibilities:
1. Administers standard Respiratory Care including but not limited to, aerosol medication delivery, basic bedside pulmonary function testing, breathing exercises, oxygen therapy, (Not inclued in Per DIem Job) and arterial punctures. Provides for all aspects of airway management including aspiration of established airways, tracheostomy care, tracheostomy tube changes, endotracheal intubations and extubations. May perform Pulmonary Function Testing as needed.
2. Carolina Air Care - When working with Carolina AIr Care  may Transport pediatric and neonatal patients from referral hospitals per UNC Air Care Protocol. May perform respiratory care and advanced practice procedures per UNC Air Care Protocol. These procedures include UAC, UVC, IV insertion, intraoaaeous insertion, Chest Tube insertion, Needle Decompression, ABG's, Blood Glucose monitoring, and others as deemed necessary by the medical control officer.
3. ECMO - When working with ECMO may manage the Extracorporeal circulation for cardiac and respiratory support of patients.
4. May be required to be on-call days, nights, weekends and holidays.
5. May Perform all aspects of ventilator care to include, but not limited to setting up the ventilator and verifying function using specialized ventilator modes to manage the patients disease process. Provide for an appropriate monitoring of these patients and provide appropriate weaning techniques.
6. Maintains and improves job knowledge and skills. Functions independently with minimal supervision. Serves as resource to other staff reflective of experience level.


Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● Graduation from an accredited Respiratory Therapy program.
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● Licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner by the North Carolina Respiratory Care Board. Must be registered (RRT) by the National Board of Respiratory Care. BLS on hire. Must have either ACLS-Adults, NRP – NICU, PALS – PICU/Rex, CPFT – PFT, Advanced Practice certificate to administer moderate sedation in the Bronchoscopy Lab. Must maintain certification annually.
Professional Experience Requirements:
● Two (2) years of experience as a Respiratory Therapist
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:
● Ability to read, analyze, and interpret clinical information and technical procedures. Ability to document clinical information. Ability to effectively communicate information and respond to questions from patients, physicians, family members, and other staff. Mathematical Skills: Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical situations.


Job Details

Legal Employer: NCHEALTH

Entity: Johnston Health

Organization Unit: Respiratory Therapy

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Work Schedule: Night Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Smithfield

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No

Salary per hour: $25.94 - $32.43 (minimum - midpoint)

Pay offers are determined by experience and internal equity


This position is employed by NC Health (Rex Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a NC Health), a private, fully-owned subsidiary of UNC Heath Care System. This is not a State employed position.


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