WakeMed Health & Hospitals Respiratory Therapist (North) - Supplemental Days in Raleigh, North Carolina
Respiratory Therapist (North) - Supplemental Days
Job ID #: 24455
Respiratory Care Services - 17_6175
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Serving the community since 1961, WakeMed Health & Hospitals is a nationally recognized, private, not-for-profit health care organization founded and based in Raleigh, N.C. The largest health system in Wake County, WakeMed exists to improve the health and well-being of our community by providing outstanding, compassionate, patient- and family-centered care to all. The 919-bed system is accredited by The Joint Commission and designated Magnet by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. WakeMed is a leader in cardiac and vascular care, women’s and children’s services, emergency medicine and trauma care, physical rehabilitation, orthopaedics and neurosciences. Specialty facilities include the WakeMed Heart Center, Children’s Hospital, Rehabilitation Hospital, Adult and Children’s Emergency Departments and a Level 1 Trauma Center. WakeMed’s team of more than 8,200 employees, 250 employed physicians, 1,500 volunteers, 1,200 affiliated physicians use the most advanced technologies along with the best minds and the biggest hearts to ensure the finest quality in health care and community health. For more information, visit www.wakemed.org.
The role of the Respiratory Therapist in the Respiratory Care Services department encompasses responsibility for administering respiratory care within the scope their scope of practice under a physician's order including, but not limited to, all types of oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, advanced airway management, arterial puncture and analysis, ECG's and mechanical ventilation of adult/geriatric patients. The therapist plans, implements, and evaluates the effectiveness of therapy, with communication to the physician and health care team. Completion of age specific competencies is required. The staff Therapist understands the needs of the organization and supports the mission, vision, and values in the management of patient care.
Experience Requirements :
Completion of all clinical rotations during Respiratory Care school required. Previous clinical Respiratory Care experience in an emergency care setting preferred.
Education Required :
Completion of the educational requirements for credentialing by the National Board of Respiratory Care is required. Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) required.
Licensure/Certification Requirements :
North Carolina license required for all Respiratory Care Practitioners. BLS and NC RCP licenses required prior to employment. ACLS, PALS, and NRP required within one month of employment.
Hours of Work :
One (1) 12 hour shift/ 7:00am - 7:00pm
Weekend Requirements :
Call Requirements :
every 4th weekend