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Atrium Health Mobile Medicine Respiratory Therapist II, Atrium Health MedCenter Air, FT Nights in Charlotte, North Carolina

This position is sign-on bonus eligible! Registered Respiratory Therapists are eligible for a $20,0000 sign-on bonus with a 2-year commitment for full time and some part-time positions. In addition to our robust benefits packages and paid time off, you may be eligible to participate in the Respiratory Clinical Ladder upon employment!

Job Summary

Functions as a member of the critical care transport team and is responsible for the care

of ill and injured patients transported by Med Center Air (MCA). Provides patient care

which includes respiratory system assessment, stabilization and intervention while

promoting safety and efficiency of MCA operations. Performs under the supervision of

the Medical Control Physician either by continuous radio contact or direct consultation.

Essential Functions

• Collects data pertinent to the healthcare consumer’s health or the situation.

• Uses clinical reasoning, coupled with clinical skills to conduct accurate clinical

assessments and perform patient care intervention to ensure optimum patient care,

safety and recovery.

• Delegates elements of care to appropriate healthcare workers.

• Utilizes appropriate resources to plan and provide services that are safe, effective,

and financially responsible.

• Participates in committees, shared governance, or other facility decision making


• Practices in an environmentally safe and healthy manner.

• Maintains operational knowledge for multiple modes of transportation including

ambulances, helicopters and airplanes.

• Independently initiates advanced practice procedures to provide improved patient


such as: drug assisted intubation, video laryngoscopy, needle chest decompression,


tube insertion, central line placement (UA/UV, EJ), intraosseous placement,

transvenous/transcutaneous pacing, needle cricothyroidotomy, surgical


and initiation/titration of pharmacological agents.

• Initiates intubation procedures and sets up ventilation equipment. Operates,

assesses, and

manages patient airway support, ventilator settings and equipment.

• Transports and monitors patients requiring ECMO, Medical Circulatory Devices

(VAD, Impella), Intra-aortic Balloon Counter Pulsation, Internal/External Pacing,

Ventriculostomy, and Point of Care.

Physical Requirements

Work requires walking, standing, sitting, lifting, reaching, stooping, bending, pulling and

pushing. Must weigh less than 240 pounds and maintain weight while employed with

MedCenter Air to remain on flying status. Must have intact sense of sight, hearing,

smell, and touch. Finger dexterity, good motor, and eye-hand coordination. Requires

good personal hygiene and appropriate conduct. Must be able to speak English clearly.

Conditions of transport may vary and include exposure to extreme hot, cold and wet

weather. Workspace may be confined and poorly lit. Exposure to patients with infectious

diseases and biohazardous materials is possible. Good physical stamina and

endurance are necessary to perform duties. Teammate must maintain fitness standards

in accordance with Policy 2.210 (Fit for Duty).

Education, Experience and Certifications

Graduate from an accredited school of respiratory care required. Current RT license

or temporary license as a registered petitioner in the working and residential state.

RRT required, BSRT preferred. BLS required. Meets qualifications of appropriate

clinical advancement requirements required. Three years clinical respiratory care

experience in the Emergency Department and/or Intensive Care Unit required.

Ability to demonstrate proficiency in advanced procedures and skills bi-annually

required. Paramedic Certification required within 2 years of hire Must acquire NC

EMT-P, SC EMT-P and National Registry. Must be maintained throughout

employment. * Trauma Certification, ACLS, PALS, NRP and S.T.A.B.L.E. required

upon completion of orientation and maintained. Advanced certification to include

Adult Critical Care Specialty (ACCS) or equivalent as approved required to maintain

position according to standards of commission on accreditation of medical transport

systems (CAMTS). Aviation training required or flight status and must meet

requirements of “flight crew member” per FAA Part 135 regulations to include Night

Vision Googles to ensure safe landings. Must have a valid driver’s license and

qualify as insurable by Atrium Health insurance for driving MedCenter Air vehicles.

Must have an operational smartphone for use as communication device related to

MedCenter air operations.

Annual compliance in education related to specialty area and/or primary base location

outside of typical practice

o Simulation lab

o Mechanical Ventilator Management/Lab

o Certified Emergency Vehicle Operations

o Air Medical Resource Management

o Night Vision Goggle

o Survival Practical

o Sleep Deprivation/Just Culture/Stress Management

o Transport Vehicle Safety Training – ambulance/helicopter/airplane

*Current teammates required to obtain paramedic certification by December 31, 2021.

Atrium Health is one of the nation’s leading healthcare organizations, connecting patients with on-demand care, world-class specialists and the region’s largest primary care network. A recognized leader in healthcare delivery, quality and innovation, our foundation rests on providing clinically excellent and compassionate care.

We’ve been serving our community since 1940, when we opened our doors as Charlotte Memorial Hospital. Since then, our network has grown to include more than 40 hospitals and 900 care locations ranging from doctors’ offices to behavioral health centers to nursing homes.

Our focus: Delivering the highest quality patient care, supporting medical research and education, and joining with partners outside our walls to keep our community healthy.