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Respiratory Care Assistant II

Job ID: 970932
Facility: ECU Health Duplin
Dept: Respiratory Care
Location: Kenansville, NC
FT/PT: Part-Time
Shift: Not Applicable
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Jun 6, 2024

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Job Description

ECU Health

About ECU Health Duplin Hospital

ECU Health Duplin Hospital is an 81-bed facility located in Kenansville, North Carolina. The 15-bed emergency department serves approximately 25,000 patients per year. In addition to providing general medical and surgical services, ECU Health Duplin Hospital offers chemotherapy and other cancer infusion interventions and has earned national designation as a Primary Stroke Center.

Position Summary

The RCA II will work only under direct supervision of a NC licensed RCP. Under the Clinical Supervision of the Medical Director of Respiratory Care and the overall supervision of the Manager of Respiratory Care and Respiratory Care Supervisor the Respiratory Care Assistant II (RCA II) provides safe, expedient, cost-effective Respiratory Care services. As a member of a team of health care professionals, an RCA II evaluates, treats and manages patients of all ages with respiratory illnesses and other cardiopulmonary disorders in a wide variety of clinical settings. Respiratory Care Assistant II behave in a manner consistent with the standards and ethics of all healthcare professionals. In addition to performing respiratory care procedures, RCA's are required to document in the patient medical record factual, accurate, complete, timely, legible and legal information about the care they provide to each patient.

Responsibilities

1. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide service appropriate to the age of the patient. Assess the appropriateness of prescribed respiratory care by acquiring and evaluating clinical data and assessing the Cardiopulmonary and overall status of the patient based on the age of the patient.
2. Initiates a respiratory care plan upon admission to Respiratory Services identifying primary respiratory problem, goals and interventions. Updates care plan at least once per shift relative to the progress toward the goal.
3. Initiates respiratory care, evaluating and monitoring patients' responses to such care, to achieve desired therapeutic objectives.
Provides and records all patient and family education in patient medical record. Maintains confidentiality of all patient Information.
4. Participates in life-support activities as required, responds to Trauma and Code Blue Emergencies throughout the hospital. Provides therapeutic interventions with oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, airway Care, lung expansion, and bronchial hygiene. Provides and assesses Information from respiratory parameter studies, peak flow measurements, pulse oximetry monitoring, ABG/VBG/CBG results and capnography.
5. Uses universal precautions appropriately and performs proper handwashing between each patient. Learns and uses Respiratory patient Safety Behaviors to provide safe patient care.
6. Effectively communicates with other departments, patients, families, coworkers and person or over the phone.
7. Demonstrates safe operation of all equipment in compliance with department policy, safety, disinfection, infection control and quality control standards. Demonstrates effective computer skills for electronic charting, billing and respiratory order processing.

Minimum Requirements

Over 1 year active student in a CoARC accredited Respiratory Care program

American Heart Association BLS Certification

Active licensure with the North Carolina Respiratory Care Board upon hire

American Heart Association Advanced Life Support Certification (ACLS), if not current at time of hire, must complete within first 12 months of employment and maintained.

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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