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Internal Travel Respiratory Care Practitioner - Various Locations

Job ID: 967484
Facility: ECU Health
Dept: Workforce Management
Location: Greenville, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Shift: Any
Reg/Temp: Temporary
Date Posted: Jun 18, 2024

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Job Description

ECU Health

ECU Health is hiring experienced respiratory care practitioners for 13-week opportunities through our Travel Staffing Program – a workforce opportunity that combines the freedom of a travel assignment and the stability of a local staff position. With premium compensation, flexible work schedules, and the full support of our mission-driven health care system, ECU Health will be your partner in building a career and a life you love.

Opportunities are available at many of our nine hospitals across eastern North Carolina. Essential job functions include:

  • Initiating respiratory care, evaluating and monitoring patients’ responses to care, and modifying the prescribed therapy to achieve the desired objectives
  • Providing therapeutic interventions with oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, airway care, lung expansion and more
  • Updating care plans at least once per shift
  • Assessing information from respiratory parameter studies, peak flow measurements, pulse oximetry monitoring, cardiac output monitoring, and more
  • Participating in Inservice Education and obtaining 24 education contact hours per year


Position Summary

Under the Clinical Supervision of the Medical Director of Respiratory Care and the overall supervision of the Manager, Assistant Manager and Respiratory Care Supervisor the Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP), II functions in a safe, expedient, and cost-effective manner in providing, responding to patient needs and documenting respiratory care and services provided.   The Respiratory Care Practitioner II is involved in the Clinical Ladder program which is a voluntary promotion system that recognizes health care professionals who demonstrate advanced knowledge, critical thinking skills, and professional development.

Minimum Requirements

  • Associate Degree or higher in an approved COARC program for Respiratory Care.
  • Active licensure with the North Carolina Respiratory Care Board upon hire and maintained yearly.
  • 3 or more years of Respiratory Care Practitioner experience. 
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) American Heart Association Certification.
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT).
  • Advanced Life Support Certification (ACLS).
  • National Board for Respiratory Care Neonatal/Pediatric Specialty (NBRC NPS) preferred.
  • ECU Health Community Hospital positions require BLS, ACLS, PALS, and NRP.
  • ECU Health Children's Hospital positions require Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), and completion of the NBRC NPS certification; with ACLS as optional.

Other Information

Compensation package

  • Base pay of up to $75 per hour for all travel respiratory care practitioner positions
  • 1.5x base hourly rate for overtime (over 40 hours), call-back and holidays

Additional position details

  • 13-week assignments with option to extend at the discretion of manager
  • Travel Staffing Program positions are not eligible for health benefits, shift or weekend differentials, incentive pay, PTO or float pool differentials
  • Travel team members are expected to:
    • Work alternate shifts as required
    • Adhere to required attendance of unit staff meetings, completion of e-inform modules, and completion of required organizational continuing education
    • Use the scheduling system to manage their schedule, including non-duty/time-off requests
    • Not be currently employed by ECU Health or be separated for 92 days, having left in good standing
  • Organizational policies will be applicable to internal travel team members, notwithstanding Travel Staffing Program specifications included within each assignment acknowledgement


ECU Health at a Glance

ECU Health is a mission-driven, 1,708-bed academic health care enterprise serving more than 1.4 million people in 29 eastern North Carolina counties. The not-for-profit system is comprised of 13,000 team members, nine hospitals and a physician group that encompasses over 1,100 academic and community providers practicing in more than 130 locations. The flagship ECU Health Medical Center, a Level 1 Trauma facility, and ECU Health Maynard Children’s Hospital serve as the primary teaching hospitals for the East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine. ECU Health and Brody School of Medicine share a combined academic mission to improve the health of eastern North Carolina through patient care, education and research.


General Statement

It is the goal of ECU Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position. Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification. We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.


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