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Respiratory Therapist

Job Description

Central Carolina Hospital

Summary:  The Respiratory Therapist is responsible for providing basic and advanced respiratory care services in all clinical settings in the hospital. The therapist follows the orders of the patient’s physician, helps plan, evaluate and treat patients for acute and chronic Pulmonary issues while in the hospital setting.  The Registered Respiratory Therapist collaborates with other health care providers for the patient’s continuum of care.

Essential Functions

  1. Reviews, collects, and evaluates relevant clinical data.
  2. Performs both basic and advanced therapeutic procedures for age of population served.
  3. Communicates changes in the Respiratory Care plan with other healthcare team members.
  4. Provides effective education to patients, students, and other co-workers.
  5. Performs both fundamental and advanced diagnostic procedures including arterial puncture, blood gas analysis, pulmonary functions, and Bronchscopies.
  6. Performs emergency and acute respiratory care procedures in accordance with established practice guidelines and in line with department policy and procedures.
  7. Actively participates in the department and hospital performance improvement activities.
  8. Assembles, checks, and corrects malfunctions and performs quality controls on Respiratory Care equipment.
  9. Maintains clinical and professional competency based upon established standards of practice.
  10. Provides oxygen services in accordance with department policy and procedures.
  11. Assists in patient resuscitation ( Code Blue) and Medical Response Team (MRT) situations.
  12. Works closely with the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) and provides support and advice as needed.
  13. Maintains department forms, logbooks, charges, and computer activities.
  14. Documents in hospital provider computer programs all clinical activities.
  15. Assists with Respiratory Care Assistants, providing guidance and direction.
  16. Assists with Respiratory Care Students in their educational process

Job Requirements

Required Education

Associate’s degree is required

Bachelor’s degree is preferred

Required License:

Licensed by the North Carolina Board of Respiratory Care is required

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the NBRC is required

Required Certification: 

American Heart Association BLS is required

ACLS, PAPS, NRP preferred


LifePoint Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans’ status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Job Snapshot

Location US-NC-Sanford
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Health Care
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Company Overview

Central Carolina Hospital

Central Carolina Hospital is nestled in the heart of central North Carolina and is located only 40 minutes south west of Raleigh, our state's capitol, and just 40 minutes from the gates of Fort Bragg Military base. Central Carolina Hospital provides safe, quality compassionate healthcare for the residents of Lee County and surrounding areas. Learn More

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Central Carolina Hospital
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US-NC-Sanford
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Employment Type:
Year
Pay Type:
N/A
Pay Rate:
Health Care
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Job Description

Central Carolina Hospital

Summary:  The Respiratory Therapist is responsible for providing basic and advanced respiratory care services in all clinical settings in the hospital. The therapist follows the orders of the patient’s physician, helps plan, evaluate and treat patients for acute and chronic Pulmonary issues while in the hospital setting.  The Registered Respiratory Therapist collaborates with other health care providers for the patient’s continuum of care.

Essential Functions

  1. Reviews, collects, and evaluates relevant clinical data.
  2. Performs both basic and advanced therapeutic procedures for age of population served.
  3. Communicates changes in the Respiratory Care plan with other healthcare team members.
  4. Provides effective education to patients, students, and other co-workers.
  5. Performs both fundamental and advanced diagnostic procedures including arterial puncture, blood gas analysis, pulmonary functions, and Bronchscopies.
  6. Performs emergency and acute respiratory care procedures in accordance with established practice guidelines and in line with department policy and procedures.
  7. Actively participates in the department and hospital performance improvement activities.
  8. Assembles, checks, and corrects malfunctions and performs quality controls on Respiratory Care equipment.
  9. Maintains clinical and professional competency based upon established standards of practice.
  10. Provides oxygen services in accordance with department policy and procedures.
  11. Assists in patient resuscitation ( Code Blue) and Medical Response Team (MRT) situations.
  12. Works closely with the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) and provides support and advice as needed.
  13. Maintains department forms, logbooks, charges, and computer activities.
  14. Documents in hospital provider computer programs all clinical activities.
  15. Assists with Respiratory Care Assistants, providing guidance and direction.
  16. Assists with Respiratory Care Students in their educational process

Job Requirements

Required Education

Associate’s degree is required

Bachelor’s degree is preferred

Required License:

Licensed by the North Carolina Board of Respiratory Care is required

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the NBRC is required

Required Certification: 

American Heart Association BLS is required

ACLS, PAPS, NRP preferred


LifePoint Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans’ status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
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