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AdventHealth Respiratory Care Asst PRN Nights in Hendersonville, North Carolina

Description

RESPIRATORY CARE ASSISTANT PRN NIGHTS

AdventHealth Hendersonville 100 Hospital Drive Hendersonville NC 28792

Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth Hendersonville

  • Join a familly of caregivers who provide whole person care; body - mind - spirit, to people living in communities accross Western North Carolina

  • AdventHealth Hendersonville offers the uncommon compassion of a hometown community hospital powered by the support of a national healthcare system enabling it to provide services, technologies, and facilities to meet the whole health needs of our communities.

  • Faith based organization that extends Christ's healing ministry to every person, every time.

  • Co-workers who feel like family and together deliver on our Service Standards of Keep Me Safe, Love Me, Make it Easy, and Own It.

  • As a part of the more than 1,100 team members who make up AdventHealth Hendersonville, you will enjoy competitive salaries, immediate benefits and opportunities for growth and leadership development.

Work Hours/Shift

PRN - will begin as a day shift position and transition to a night position, 2 to 3 twelve hour shifts per week, rotating holidays and weekends. Advent is willing to work around their school schedule

You Will be Responsible for

  • Provide respiratory services in accordance with specific physician’s orders, department policies and procedures.

  • Primary Responsibilities: nebulizer, MDI, incentive spirometry, ezpap, flutter valves, peak flows, EKG, ABG, and any other skills thar are competent of from school.

  • Maintain knowledge of the various methods of oxygen delivery, including the necessary equipment. Remain alert, assesses possible side effects to oxygen therapy.

  • Administer respiratory therapy treatments, understand the purpose of each and the possible side effects associated with each.

  • Assess patient pain interfering with optimal level of function or participation in rehabilitation – makes appropriate physician contact for intervention.

  • Perform arterial punctures to obtain and analyzes arterial blood samples for blood gas analysis, and understand the possible complications and contraindications associated with the procedure.

  • Set-up and monitor mechanical ventilators and the associated critical care duties required for such treatment, such as airway management and tracheal suctioning.

  • Assess patient pain interfering with optimal level of function or participation in rehabilitation as needed. Make appropriate physician contact for intervention.

  • Perform arterial punctures to obtain and analyzes arterial blood samples for blood gas analysis, and understand the possible complications and contraindications associated with the procedure.

  • Follow departmental equipment sterilization procedures.

  • Document all pertinent data on the patient's electronic medical record following completion of any service.

  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of all departmental forms, flow charts, logbook and their proper usage. Perform all duties as outlined in the "Shift Responsibilities" section for the shift that the therapist works.

  • Perform all additional duties as assigned by the department director / manager.

  • Perform and process ECGs according to department procedures.

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the differences in techniques and treatment modalities as performed on patients of varying ages, including neonate, pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients, as well as the general patient population.

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of oxygen concentrations and medication doses as they relate to patients of all ages, including neonate, pediatric, adolescent and geriatric patients.

  • Perform all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.

  • Manage and operate equipment safely and correctly. Inspect and test respiratory therapy equipment to ensure that it is functioning safely and efficiently.

  • Formulate a teaching plan based on identified learning needs of a patient and evaluates effectiveness of learning. Include patient’s family in teaching as appropriate.

  • Coordinate and direct patient care to ensure patients' needs are met and that hospital policy is followed.

  • Treat patients and their families with respect and dignity. Coordinate and direct patient care to ensure patient’s needs are met and that hospital policy is followed.

  • Demonstrate ability to assess patient, his/her need, and ability to tolerate treatment and reassessment for response to treatment.

  • Attend education in-service programs to maintain professional competency. Obtain appropriate hospital-specific education and training.

  • Take call as assigned

  • All other duties as assigned by RT Leadership.

Qualifications

What You Will Need

  • ​​​​​​​Current License with the North Carolina Respiratory Care Board

  • Current BLS CPR

  • Completed the first year and is currently enrolled in a two-year approved Respiratory Therapy Program. This employee must stay enrolled in school or their license will be revoked and employment terminated.

  • NRP required within 90 days of hire

  • Current PALS and ACLS preferred

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Respiratory Care Department Manager and the direct supervision of a Licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner (RRT), the Respiratory Care Assistant is responsible for providing Respiratory Care Services in accordance with specific physician's orders, department policies and procedures. The RCA is only allowed to perform procedures covered in class.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

Category: Respiratory Services

Organization: AdventHealth Hendersonville

Schedule: Per Diem

Shift: 3 - Night

Travel: AdventHealth Hendersonville

Req ID: 21042121

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.