Join an organization whose mission is "To Extend the Healing Ministry of Christ"
$15,000 Sign On Bonus available; $3000 Relocation available if moving 50 miles or more
Opportunities for career growth within an organization recognized locally and nationally as a healthcare leader
State of the art comprehensive Cancer Center located on a beautiful lakeside campus only 45 minutes from Orlando
No state income tax
Onsite Child Care Center
Full Time Nights 6pm to 6am
You will be responsible for:
Responds to all Code Blue emergencies immediately providing CPR according to the American Heart Association and performs other duties as directed. Performs airway maintenance including: proper use of manual resuscitators, oral and nasal pharyngeal airway insertion, airway suctioning, intubation, extubation, assist with tracheostomy insertion, perform tracheostomy tube change, assist with bronchoscopy, and procedural respiratory support.
Properly utilizes patient assessment skills, protocols, chart review, and conferring with multidisciplinary team to determine efficacy of therapy in a cost and time efficient manner making appropriate recommendations and changes per department protocol. Performs respiratory therapies and oxygen delivery therapies and makes recommendations to the most efficient delivery method per protocol.
Initiates, maintains, transports, and monitors mechanical ventilators to include conventional and non-conventional modes of ventilation per policy and procedure. Reviews chest radiological reports as necessary per supervisor and policy and procedures.
Obtains, analyzes and reports findings of arterial blood gases, and co-oximetry. Arterial line insertion. Performs qualify controls as needed. Setup and performs oximetry, and ETCO2 monitoring as ordered by physician.
Performs bedside spirometry, six-minute walk tests.
Conventional Ventilator Management per ventilator management protocol including ventilator set up and routine ventilator checks, and provides intra-hospital transport.
Documentation and charging for all interactions with patients according to department and hospital guidelines.
Assesses and/or interprets data about the patient’s status to identify each patient’s needs and provide appropriate care, including age-related care.
Identifies and applies planning care and/or intervention techniques appropriate to the physical, cognitive and psychosocial characteristics of each patient population served.
Implement clinical strategies that incorporate respiratory therapy assessment-driven protocols that are patient-centric, value driven, and evidence-based best practices focused on disease management.
Assists physician bedside bronchoscopy procedure including Bronchial Alveolar Lavage, Transbronchial biopsies, and routine exploratory aspects of bronchoscopy during procedure as needed. Set-up and break-down of equipment and cart before and after procedure. Maintains and troubleshoots bronchoscopic equipment and notifies Team Leader of any concerns with equipment. Prepares patient for procedure including education of patient and family.
Provides effective patient education on all therapy modalities as needed to the patient and/or the patient’s family to ensure a complete understanding of the benefits of care provided. Reviews and reinforces with patient/family education of basic procedures and therapies to ensure understanding and proper/safe techniques and methods.
Implements ICARE/ACT and department specific customer service expectations to provide optimal patient care.
Demonstrates understanding and knowledge of the methods and techniques of infection control, safe ergonomically correct body mechanics and all applicable regulations, standards, and licensing requirements.
Demonstrates extended skill and emergent intervention skills by applying and utilizing appropriate judgment and critical thinking for problem resolution considering all aspects of the whole.
Provides assessment and intervention for cardio-pulmonary system function to patients by applying age appropriate methods in accordance with established policies and procedures and safety and quality standards.
Interprets evaluations and test results to determine appropriate treatment plan(s) in consultation with interdisciplinary healthcare team.
What you will need:
Graduate from a Respiratory Therapy program is required. AAS or AS is required.
(Existing staff in this role that do not meet this requirement are considered grandfathered into the new requirements and are therefore exempt)
Must have valid Florida license as a Registered Respiratory Therapist or Certified Respiratory Therapist.
BLS, ACLS, PALS obtained upon hire through RQI required.
NRP must be obtained within 90 days of hire
Current Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) or CRT credential from the NBRC
Current FL state license as a Registered Respiratory Therapist, or a Certified Respiratory Therapist
Must obtain Registered Respiratory Therapist credential from the NBRC within one year of hire.
One year critical care experience including ventilator management preferred
The Respiratory Therapist I (entry level practitioner) performs all necessary routine respiratory care procedures associated with acute or critically ill neonatal, pediatric, or adult patient populations and is able to work independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team. He/she initiates and maintains appropriate therapy, including life support technique and equipment. Provides preventable, supportive and correction interventions related to the cardiopulmonary system in assigned patient care areas in accordance with established hospital and departmental policies, procedures, and all applicable regulations and standards. Applies the knowledge and skill necessary to provide appropriate interactions with staff, patients, and family of all ages. Minimum competency in all applicable clinical skills must be demonstrated and maintained. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all. Adheres to AdventHealth Corporate Compliance Plan and to all rules and regulations of all applicable locak, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies.
At AdventHealth, Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ is our mission. It calls us to be His hands and feet in helping people feel whole. Our story is one of hope — one that strives to heal and restore the body, mind and spirit. Our more than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in hospitals, physician practices, outpatient clinics, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers are committed to providing individualized, wholistic care.