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Resp Therapist, Transport

Raleigh, North Carolina


Department: Mobile Care Services

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At WakeMed, Respiratory Therapists are responsible for administering respiratory care within the scope of their 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. Dependent on role, patient populations may consist of adult/geriatric, pediatric and neonatal patients. The therapist plans, implements and evaluates effectiveness of therapy with communication to 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.

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Success Profile

What makes a successful Respiratory Therapist at WakeMed? Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

Traits
  • Adaptable
  • Compassionate
  • Collaborator
  • Quick-Thinking
  • Patient Ally
  • Analytical

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Culture

  • Respect for People
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Commitment & Accountability

Rewards

  • Healthcare

    Medical & dental insurance, Pre-tax flexible spending accounts & voluntary vision insurance.

  • PDO

    Paid vacation and sick leave

  • Retirement Savings

    Retirement savings plan [403(b)] with employer matching, Basic and supplemental life insurance, Short-and long-term disability coverage.

  • Continuing Education

    Tuition reimbursement

  • Wellness Programs

    Health and Wellness education programs, Tobacco cessation assistance, Fitness center

  • Variety

    Wide range of opportunities, locations and distinct environments allowing you to provide the highest quality care possible.

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Responsibilities

Department Mobile Care Services

About WakeMed:

Position Information:
The Children's Transport Respiratory Therapist will function as an equal part of the transport team, assist in delivering comprehensive care to neonatal and pediatric patients and their families through the implementation of a plan of care. This plan is based upon the patient's developmental and health care needs identified through the assessment of the patient's physical, psychological, socioeconomic status, and physician orders regarding care, treatment, and education with a focus of respiratory disease and ventilation management. This includes, but is not limited to, all types of oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, airway management with intubations and extubations, arterial punctures and analysis, phlebotomy, ECGs and mechanical ventilation of the neonate, infant, child, adolescent and adult patient.  The provider plans, implements, and evaluates the effectiveness of treatment, with communication to the team, physician and health care providers.  The Children's Transport Respiratory Therapist understands the needs of the organization and supports the mission, values, and management of patient care services.

Experience Requirements:
5 Years Clinical - Respiratory Therapy Required - With 3 Years Clinical - Neonatology And Clinical - Pediatrics Required - And/Or 2 Years Clinical - Prehospital Care Or Clinical - Critical Care Transport Preferred

Education Required:
Associate's Degree Respiratory Therapy Required

Licensure/Certification Requirements:
Certified Respiratory Therapist Required - And Registered Respiratory Therapist Required - And Maintain Vehicle Operator Insurability Required - And Emergency Vehicle Operator Insurance Required

Hours of Work:
Nights

Weekend Requirements:
As Needed

Call Requirements:
none

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