Respiratory Care Assistant (Student) - Duke Raleigh Hospital - 36 hrs/week - Military Veterans

at Duke University and Duke University Health System

Raleigh, North Carolina

Duke Raleigh Hospital offers the latest in care and technology in a patient-friendly setting. It has been an important part of Duke Health since 1998 and has served Wake County for more than 35 years, employing more than 2,000 team members. The hospital provides 186 inpatient beds and a comprehensive array of services, including the Duke Raleigh Cancer Center, Duke Raleigh Orthopedic and Spine Center, cardiovascular services, neurosciences including the Duke Raleigh Skull Base and Cerebrovascular Center, advanced digestive care, disease management and prevention, wound healing, outpatient imaging, intensive and progressive care, pain clinic, same-day surgery, emergency department and community outreach and education programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Raleigh Hospital as high performing in orthopaedics and two adult procedures/conditions: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and lung cancer surgery. #DukeRaleighJobs

Occ Summary

Perform diagnostic and therapeutic clinical procedures as defined in the Respiratory Care Services scope of clinical practice. Work performed in accordance with physician orders and under supervision of a Registered Respiratory Therapist.

Work Performed

Verify physician orders for appropriateness and accuracy. Understand pharmacological indications, dosages and response to adverse drug reactions. Consults with providers based on patient care assessments and in accordance to accepted protocols. Provides education to patients, families, physicians, nursing and other members of the health care team. Monitors response to all therapy. Documents in the patient medical record. Communicates all pertinent clinical information during patient rounds and handoff. Perform diagnostic cardiopulmonary procedures; inclusive of nasotracheal and artificial airway suctioning and samples, arterial blood gas punctures, pulse oximetry and EtCO2 monitoring, pulmonary function and bedside pulmonary mechanics, and EKG's. Recognizes life threatening situations and initiates appropriate response, perform CPR and bag- mask ventilation Assure correct set-up, safety and function of all equipment/ supplies necessary in the provision of patient care. Assure adherence to all infectious disease standards in the delivery of all patient care procedures. Participates in quality improvement activities. Maintains all necessary safety and life support certifications per required. Can provide the following therapy: Oxygen Supply Systems Equipment Processing Manual Resuscitation Oxygen administration Humidity and Aerosol Therapy Small Volume Nebulizer MDI Administration Incentive Spirometry Airway Clearance Therapy Arterial Uncture ECG (if perofrmed by hiring institute) Patient reportinng

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge necessary to make appropriate clinical decisions and interactions relative to the specific age of a patient. Skills validation/certifications of competencies for the duties and responsibilities of this level. Must maintain annual skill requirements. Must maintain annual safety/compliance requirements. Must maintain North Carolina annual license requirements for CEU's Customer service and communication expertise. Work involves contact with patients of all ages, family members, physicians, nursing, and all other members of the health care team. Work is performed in all areas of Duke University Health System, at applicable hiring location. Work may require lifting or pushing in excess of 30 pounds. Work requires walking, climbing and bending.

Minimum Qualifications


Active enrollment in a 2 year approved respiratory careprogram (Associates Degree or the equivalent) and is in good standing. & Completion of the first semester of the respiratory care program.


None required beyond clinical affiliation of the respiratory program.

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications

The student RCP must register with the Board before providing Respiratory Care procedures as a Respiratory Care Assistant and will receive an approval letter from the Board. The student RCP will provide a copy of the approval letter to the employer. Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) and any other certifications applicable to the institution.


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Raleigh, North Carolina

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