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Respiratory Therapist II - Neonatal Pediatrics

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Job ID: 114766
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Medical Center
Status: Full Time
Shift: Variable

Job Description

Description

Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve. 

Position qualifies for our inpatient Respiratory Care Incentive Program:

$15,000 commitment incentive with a three (3) year commitment

This position is also eligible for up to $10,000 in relocation assistance (based on location) 

Participation in our employee referral program ($3,000 referral bonus to employees who refer other Respiratory Therapists)

THIS POSITION IS FOR THE NEONATAL PEDIATRICS UNIT

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. After completion of orientation, would be able to function independently with minimal supervision.

Responsibilities:

1. Administers standard Respiratory Care including but not limited to, aerosol medication delivery, oxygen therapy and airway clearance. Provides all aspects of airway management including aspiration of established airways, tracheostomy care, tracheostomy tube changes, endotracheal extubation and assist with intubation.

2. Perform all aspects of ventilator care to include set-up, initial placement and management of settings dependent on patient’s disease process. Provide appropriate monitoring of these patients and provide appropriate weaning techniques.

3. Provide respiratory therapies in Pediatric ICU, Neonatal ICU, children’s acute care floors and Pediatric Emergency Department. A team member on the Pediatric Rapid Response Team and Pediatric Code Blue Team.

4. Maintains and improves job knowledge and skills. Serve as a resource to physicians, nurses and students. Annual skill assessments.

5. May assume Pediatric Charge Therapist responsibilities. Orient new employees and students.

6. Records all pertinent information pertaining to patient care procedures per hospital and departmental policies. Records patient information in electronic medical record system.

7. May be required to be on-call days, nights, weekends and holidays. 


Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● Graduation from an accredited Respiratory Therapy program.
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● Current certification as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) required. Note: Current teammates with active Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) certification by the NBRC and a minimum of 15 years of experience as a CRT and are ineligible for the RRT board exam with demonstrated proficiency in all aspects of respiratory care also qualify for this role.
Dependent upon population served and regardless of if RRT or CRT, all teammates must have at least one of the following depending upon practice area: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) – Adult Care , Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) - NICU, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) - PICU/Rex, Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist (CPFT), or advanced practice certificate to administer moderate sedation in Bronchoscopy Lab. All certifications must be maintained as required by the certifying body.
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: STATE

Entity: UNC Medical Center

Organization Unit: Respiratory Therapy

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 36.00

Salary Range: $27.89 - $40.09 per hour (Hiring Range)

Pay offers are determined by experience and internal equity

Work Assignment Type: Onsite

Work Schedule: Variable

Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No


This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System.


Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

UNC Health makes reasonable accommodations for applicants' and employees' religious practices and beliefs, as well as applicants and employees with disabilities. All interested applicants are invited to apply for career opportunities. Please email [email protected] if you need a reasonable accommodation to search and/or to apply for a career opportunity.

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