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Respiratory Therapist, Full Time, Nights, Adults
Provides quality Respiratory Care according to departmental policy for the following patient groups: Neonatal/Pediatric/Adolescent or Adult/Geriatric. Performs approved procedures and monitoring of equipment to promote a positive outcome. Educates the patient, medical house staff and other allied health professionals to assure continuity of care. Assists with clinical instruction and skill building of student and intern Respiratory Care practitioners. Evaluates and implements procedures based on appropriate utilization of current trends in cardio-respiratory technology.
Graduate of an AMA approved two or four-year program for respiratory care or satisfies the requirements as outlined in the admissions policies of the NBRC for registry examinations. No experience required for beginning practitioners.
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, and/or REGISTRATION:
Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) and licensed to practice as a RCP in the state of North Carolina required. Basic Life Support (BLS) required. Peds: PALS and NRP required within 90 days of employment. Adult: ACLS required within 90 days of employment.
Wake Forest Baptist Health:
Wake Forest Baptist Health is a pre-eminent academic health system based in Winston Salem, North Carolina. Wake Forest Baptist’s two main components are an integrated clinical system- anchored by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, an 885-bed tertiary-care hospital in Winston Salem – that included Brenner Children’s Hospital, five community hospitals, and more than 350 primary and specialty care locations and more than 2,500 physicians; and Wake Forest School of Medicine, a recognized leader in experimental medical education and groundbreaking research that include Wake Forest Innovations, a commercialization enterprise focused on advancing health care through new medical technologies and biomedical discovery.
1. Adheres to the general hospital standards to promote a cooperative work environment by utilizing communication skills, interpersonal relationships and team building.
2. Provides respiratory therapies, following age appropriate standards of care and departmental policies and procedures throughout the hospital.
3. Initiates and maintains mechanical ventilation and airway support following age-appropriate standards of care.
4. Reports routine clinical procedures regarding patients to relief personnel to ensure continuity of care for the patient. Performs and maintains competency for point-of-care testing, as assigned, ensuring compliance with WFBH policies and with applicable state and federal regulations.
5. Provides invasive and non-invasive monitoring to ensure patient safety and appropriateness of care.
6. Maintains professional and technical knowledge and ensures QI to enhance service to customers.
7. Ensures age/developmentally appropriate patient care is provided in accordance with Age-Specific Care Guidelines for the specific age groups served.
Communication skills including verbal, non-verbal listening skills
Ability to provide direct and indirect respiratory care
Ability to perform multiple tasks under stress
Regular exposure to patient blood products from collecting/procuring specimens and wearing protective equipment in response to the blood products according to OSHA standards
Frequent exposure to infectious and contagious diseases (airborne pathogens, TB, etc.)
Works with caustic/toxic chemicals and drugs
Subject to handling emergency, crises, and stressful environments
Climate controlled, clean environment
Subject to many interruptions
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X Reaching with arms
X Finger and hand dexterity
Lifting, carrying, pushing and or pulling:
X 20 lbs. maximum
X 50 lbs. maximum
X 100 lbs. maximum
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Computers are available for applying within the lobby of the Human Resources Department located at 1920 West First Street, (on the corner of Miller and First Street) Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27104. You may also call our office for assistance at (336) 716-6464. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.
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