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First Health of the Carolinas Reg.Therapist,Respiratory in Pinehurst, North Carolina

FirstHealth of the Carolinas is searching for a Registered Respiratory Therapist with experience in Women's and Children's services that can integrate with our highly motivated team. Attends all high risk deliveries as part of neonatal resuscitation team; delivers and assesses responses to ordered therapy per plan of care including routine and intensive therapy and diagnostic procedures; utilizes various types of oxygen delivery equipment, perform intubations, administers prescribed doses of aerosol drugs; administered artificial surfactant, monitors ventilators, obtains and analyze blood gas samples; monitors, records, and communicates patient condition and general acceptance of treatment; performs a variety of duties related to setting up, operating, cleaning, and storing respiratory therapy equipment; Responds to emergency team calls; educates patients and family members and provides information about community support groups and other available programs; provides age and culturally appropriate care. The responsibilities for adult care include, but are not limited to: all types of oxygen therapy, aerosol therapy, airway management with intubations and extubations, arterial punctures and analysis, invasive and non-invasive ventilation management protocols and our "evaluate and treat" consult service that allows our therapists to fully utilize their assessment skills and to optimize the plan of care accordingly. The department boasts excellent relationships with the medical staff, including a supportive medical director (pulmonologist), critical care physicians and hospitalists. FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital offers a respiratory consult model that allows therapists to fully utilize their assessment skills and to optimize the plan of care accordingly. Services include: Level III NICU, Heart Center (including CABG), and both routine and cutting edge diagnostic services that include: Super Dimensional Bronchoscopy, Endobronchial Ultrasound Bronchoscopy (EBUS), and Bronchial Thermoplasty. FirstHealth of the Carolinas is a private, non-governmental, not-for-profit health care network located in Pinehurst, N.C. The system serves 15 counties in the mid-Carolinas and is licensed for three hospitals with a total of 582 beds, plus the Reid Heart Center , a rehabilitation center , three sleep disorders centers , three dental clinics , eight family care centers , six fitness centers , a laundry, four charitable foundations , a Hospice program, home health services, convenient care services and an insurance plan . More information is available at www.firsthealth.org . Position requirements: graduate of an approved respiratory care technology program with a current North Carolina Respiratory Care license, Registered Respiratory Therapist credential, and three (3) to five (5) years of current clinical respiratory care experience. Clinical life safety certification requirements must be achieved with the first year of employment for ACLS, PALS and NRP. Preferred: NICU and adult critical care experience is preferred.

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