Advanced/Registered Respiratory Therapist – Respiratory Care – Celebration - Nights

  • Adventist Health System
  • Celebration, FL 34747, USA
  • Jan 11, 2018

Job Description

Advanced/Registered Respiratory Therapist - Respiratory Care - Celebration - Nights
Florida Hospital Celebration seeks to hire Respiratory Therapist who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.

Facility Profile:
Established in 1997 and now a 203-bed hospital, Florida Hospital Celebration Health was designed as a Mediterranean resort-style facility to serve as a cornerstone of health in Disney's planned community of Celebration, Florida. The hospital consistently delivers a state-of-the-art healing environment to residents of Osceola, Orange, Polk and Lake Counties, as well as to visitors from across the United States and the world. All within a "living laboratory" of groundbreaking, research-driven clinical solutions that integrate mind, body and spirit in the defeat of illness and disease.

Department Profile:
The Respiratory Care department at Florida Hospital Celebration Health is unique. Duties include providing nebulizer treatments, drawing ABGs, starting a-lines and intubations, and providing life support to our patients including newborns and senior adults. We initialize all high flow oxygen therapies and set up and manage all ventilators and bipaps in the hospital.

Work Hours/Shifts:
3/12's; 7p - 7a

Job Summary:
The Advanced/Registered Respiratory Therapist is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the treatment, care, and needs of an assigned group of patients. Ability to accept lead responsibility in the absence of a Lead Therapist / Supervisor, as directed. Specific age groups are identified in the principal duties and job responsibilities section. Adheres to Florida Hospital Corporate Compliance Plan and to all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state, and federal agencies and accrediting bodies. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

Knowledge, Skills, Education, & Experience Required:
  • Critical thinking and patient assessment skills, with the ability to evaluate and plan of care
  • Ability to use applicable infection control standards
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, including documentation in the patient care record (EMR) and use of computer applications
  • Airway management skills, including insertion and maintenance of a patent airway and care of artificial airways
  • Ability to provide optimal respiratory support including: administration of oxygen, inhaled medications, lung expansion, and bronchial hygiene
  • Ability to appropriately operate and manage non-invasive, invasive, and advanced modes of mechanical ventilation
  • Ability to perform ABG Puncture, analysis, arterial cannulation and hemodynamic monitoring
  • BLS certification
  • For adult care at appropriate campuses: ventilator patient transportation / IABP management
  • Knowledge and skill to care for the pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient in a health care delivery system
  • For Altamonte, Celebration, and Winter Park: Knowledge and skill to care for the neonatal patient. Newborn oxygen therapy, newborn arterial blood gas sampling, newborn stabilization, and newborn ventilator care (as applicable)
  • Associate's degree from a Respiratory Therapy or Cardiopulmonary Science program, OR
  • If hired prior to November 20, 2015, must be a graduate of a Respiratory Therapy or Cardiopulmonary program
  • For Children's Hospital: Pediatric and Neonatal experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Respiratory Therapy or Cardiopulmonary Science (Preferred)

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
  • Current Valid State of Florida license as a Registered Respiratory Therapist
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
  • Current ACLS certification (Preferred)
  • Current NRP and PALS certification (Preferred)

Job Responsibilities:
Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital's Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization's Performance Excellence Program
  • Must satisfactorily complete an orientation, airway management certification, critical care and advanced critical care-training program, a proficiency exam, and be proficient at all applicable procedures defined below.
  • Practices standard precautions and enforces safety regulations according to hospital policies on a continual basis. Documents and charges for procedures accurately and completely to ensure quality standards set by the department and hospital
  • Responds to Code Blue emergencies immediately providing CPR according to the American Heart Association guidelines. Performs airway maintenance including: proper use of manual resuscitators, suctioning, extubation, assists with bronchoscopy, assists with tracheostomy tube insertion, performs trach tube change, oral and nasal pharyngeal airway insertion, LMA insertion, endotracheal intubation, and procedural respiratory support.
  • Properly utilizes patient assessment skills, prescriber care plans, 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 prescriber care plan. Performs respiratory therapies and oxygen delivery therapies and makes recommendations to the most efficient delivery method per prescriber care plan.
  • Initiates, maintains, transports and monitors mechanical ventilators to include conventional and advanced modes of ventilation per policy and procedure. Reviews chest radiology reports as necessary and per policy and procedure. Initiates, maintains, transports and monitors heliox and nitric oxide.
  • Properly performs hemodynamic procedures to include: arterial cannulation, assembly, calibration; assisting with pulmonary artery catheter insertion, calibration; performs cardiac output and hemodynamic / cardiopulmonary profiles.
  • Proactively initiates process improvement ideas. Assists with clinical instruction and precepting, and serves as a resource person to lower level therapists. Supports hospital and department mission, goals, and department metrics. Performs other duties as requested by department leadership.
  • Obtains, performs, and reports findings of blood gas and co-oximetry analysis. Performs quality control as needed. Setup and perform oximetry, apnea, TC and ETCO2 monitoring as ordered by physician.
  • May perform waived and/or non-waived Point of Care Testing. If performing non-waived Point of Care Testing, as defined in AHCA rule 59A-7.034, must have approved competency and documented proof (copy of either diploma or transcript, at the highest level of academic achievement) at the time of Florida Hospital non-waived Point of Care training.
  • May perform duties of transport therapist (upon completion of training and maintenance of competency). Performs a-line maintenance, assists with CVP catheter insertion, calibration, and maintenance. Standby for bronchoscopy procedure. May be required to perform pulmonary function screen testing. Monitors intra-aortic balloon pumps. Performs nitric oxide delivery. Performs effectively in the Labor and Delivery work area (as applicable). Delivers neonatal resuscitation and assists with APGAR scoring at delivery per NRP guidelines, Maintains proper equipment in labor / delivery / perinatal areas.

If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Respiratory Therapist opportunity with Celebration and apply online today.

Job Keywords:
Respiratory Therapist, Celebration