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  • Registered Respiratory Therapist

    Posted Date 3 months ago(2/21/2018 8:55 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-1904
    Location
    US-NC-Raleigh
    Company : Postal Code
    28310
    # of Openings Remaining
    3
  • Overview

    Registered Respiratory Therapist Opportunities

    Ft. Bragg, NC 28310

     

    Humana Clinical Resources is seeking 3 Full-time Registered Respiratory Therapists to provide direct patient care to eligible beneficiaries at Fort Bragg's Womack Army Medical Center. Become a part of a dedicated team that serves our nation's heroes and their families!  We offer an excellent compensation package with comprehensive benefits including PTO and Medical/Dental Insurance. Registered Respiratory Therapists will work Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm. No weekends. No Holidays.

     

    Fort Bragg is the largest military installation in the world and borders the towns of Spring Lake, Southern Pines and Fayetteville.  The city of Fayetteville, population 320,000, is only 8 minutes away, with "Bragg"ing rights of their own.  Fayetteville has received the prestigious All-America City Award three times from the National Civic League and has been recognized for cultural diversity and municipal excellence by the National League of Cities.     

     

    Fayetteville is also known for its many golf courses with the Home of Golf, aka Pinehurst, located only 30 minutes from the city.  It's central location provides easy access to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country to the east and to the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains to the west.  In addition to its central location, mild climate and low cost of living, Fayetteville's patriotic spirit makes it an ideal city for rising healthcare professionals and families.  As the sixth largest city in North Carolina - and growing - both Fayetteville and Cape Fear Valley Health's healthcare needs are on the rise.

     

    To apply, go to www.humanaclinicalresources.icims.com and search job #1904.

    Responsibilities

    Job Responsibilities including, but not limited to:

     

    Provide expert assistance in airway management during complicated or uncomplicated bronchoscopy procedures including in the management of respiratory and cardiac arrest.

     

    Performs sputum induction.

     

    Rotates as needed to intensive care units, trauma room, emergency department and to hospital wards to perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures on pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.

     

     

    OUTPATIENT:

     

     

    Full spectrum of pulmonary function testing to include spirometry, lung volume studies, flow studies, DLCO testing, cardiopulmonary exercise testing, exercise laryngoscopy, exercise spirometry, and broncho provocation challenge testing.

    Processes pulmonary function testing consults in CHCS.

    Operates complex pulmonary function testing software and documents results in the electronic medical record.

    Assists with the set-up, performance and recovery operations for the full range of bronchoscopy procedures.

    Performs expert high-level disinfection of bronchoscopy equipment in compliance with Joint Commission guidelines and hospital policy. Maintains multiple daily logs relating to high level disinfection of bronchoscopy equipment.

    Draws arterial blood samples for patients through arterial blood punctures and arterial catheters.

    Uses complex equipment such as blood gas analyzers and co-oximeters to analyze blood samples.

    Interprets the data and recognizes critical values that fall outside the ranges for normal blood and provides immediate action to inform the physician.

    Maintains current technical skills to calibrate, run quality control materials, troubleshoot and operate a satellite blood gas laboratory that meets all DOD Clinical Laboratory Program and College of American Pathologists standards to maintain full accreditation.

    Administers a variety of inhaled medications including bronchodilators, pentamidine and meth choline.

    Participates in performance improvement and quality assurance programs designed to improve customer service.

    Acts as a mentor to less experienced respiratory therapists in the performance of all of the above functions when they rotate through the outpatient pulmonary function laboratory.

    Performs basic life support including chest compressions and rescue breathing and assists with emergency intubations and bag-valve-mask resuscitation as needed.

     

    INPATIENT:

    The RT will be required to set up and monitor a variety of complex respiratory equipment such as ventilator life support systems for the most seriously ill patients in the intensive care units, trauma room, and emergency room.

    Performs assessments of patients through examination, analyses of laboratory results and interpretation of x-rays for the independent adjustment of ventilator settings in emergency situations and makes recommendations to physicians on needed changes through seasoned judgment to provide the best results for the critically ill patient. This includes:

    • Applying advanced ventilator techniques such APRV, PEEP, IMV, and CPAP.
    • Participating in physician rounds and making recommendations for improving therapy being delivered.
    • Performing spontaneous breathing trials and interacting with physicians to best develop and implement weaning plans for patients having difficulty being weaned from ventilator life support equipment.
    • Receiving written and verbal orders from the physician and independently applying appropriate protocols for continuing care for the patient.
    • Setting up, monitoring, and troubleshooting nitric oxide delivery systems and helium/oxygen delivery systems in the emergency department.
    • Performing airway management on intensive care patients including securing the tracheotomy and endotracheal tube sites; adjusting the endotracheal tube as required based on x-ray results; monitoring tube cuff pressure and inspecting equipment and patient to insure proper functioning of the ventilator.
    • During transportation of patients within the hospital, maintaining ventilation, monitors vital signs, and performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation when necessary.
    • Assisting with the set-up, performance, and recovery operations for the full range of bronchoscopy procedures.     

    Calculates lung compliance and rapid shallow breathing indexes for physicians in the intensive care units. Calibrates complex respiratory equipment such as computerized ventilators, co-oximeters, blood gas analysis machines, expired carbon dioxide monitors, oxygen monitors and pulse oximeters to assure accurate performance.

    Identifies, troubleshoots and corrects mechanical malfunctions on equipment used in the respiratory care service.

    Performs emergency repair of ventilator life support systems used on the intensive care units and/or replaces the equipment IAW the manufacturer’s recommendations.

    As part of the Cardiac Arrest and Trauma teams, initiates artificial ventilation using either mouth-to-mask technique or manual ventilation bag to restore adequate ventilation to the non-breathing patient.

    Performs bedside pulmonary function tests such as Flow Volume Loops, Negative Inspiratory Pressure, Total Minute Ventilation, Forced and Slow Vital Capacities.

    Provides appropriate written and verbal sign-out of patient care plans at change of shift.

    Maintains and updates the department’s computerized patient list.

    Assists in discharge planning for complicated pulmonary patients by providing instructional information about Bi-Level Positive Airway Pressure, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, percussion and supplemental oxygen.

    Instructs patients and families in the use of any identified respiratory equipment for home use as required.

    Uses Essentris, and CHCS data management systems to document patient information, orders and daily activities performed.

    Participates in the department’s Infection Control, Performance Improvement, Quality Control and Quality Assurance and Life Safety programs.

    Performs as a preceptor for incoming junior military 68V respiratory therapists.

    Provides informational and instructional training to first and second year respiratory therapy students, respiratory therapists, nursing personnel and physicians. This instruction is relative to the types of therapy delivered and the types of medications used to include contraindications and adverse reactions.

     

    Qualifications

    Thorough knowledge and ability to perform job responsibilites in both the outpatient pulmonary functions laboratory and on the inpatient service.

     

    Active, Unrestricted Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Certification

     

    Active Life Support Certifications: BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRC

     

    U.S. Citizen

     

     

     

     

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