Respiratory Therapist – Advanced/Registered - Respiratory Care – East Orlando in Orlando, FL at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 5/27/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Orlando, FL
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
    5/27/2019
  • Job ID:
    278174
  • Job Family
    Respiratory
  • Travel
    No
  • Shift
    Day
  • Application Zone
    2-Legacy System
  • Organization
    AdventHealth East Orlando

Job Description



Respiratory Therapist – Advanced/Registered - Respiratory Care – East Orlando

AdventHealth East Orlando seeks to hire a Respiratory Therapist who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.



Facility Profile:

The AdventHealth Waterford Lakes Emergency Department (ED) is an extension of our AdventHealth East Orlando Campus – located just east of east. The 18,000-square-foot facility features state-of-the-art emergency healthcare serving the residents of East Orange County open 24-7. The 24-bed ED includes an urgent care track to diagnose and treat non-emergent cases more efficiently, an observation unit to closely monitor care for up to 24 hours, and offers emergent care supported by ground transportation if specialty care is needed. We are proud to be revolutionizing healthcare with visionary leadership and world-class resources.



Work Hours/Shifts:

3/12’s; 6:45a-6:45p



Job Summary:

Our dedicated team of highly trained and skilled Advanced Respiratory therapists act as an adjunct to the physicians to provide support for airway management and pulmonary insufficiencies of the adult, pediatric and neonate patients. Respiratory Care is responsible for initiating and management of mechanical ventilators invasively and non-invasively, setting up and maintaining invasive hemodynamic monitoring, obtaining and interpreting arterial blood gases sampling, oxygen therapy, EKGs, medicated aerosol treatments and provide emotional and spiritual support of patient and family members as needed.



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
  • For Cost Center 7630, 7637, 0520, and 9390: Current Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification
  • For Cost Center 7633: Current Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification
  • For Cost Center 1520 and 3738: Current ACLS, NRP, and PALS certification
  • For Cost Center 3604: Current ACLS and PALS certification
  • For Cost Center 5040, 4270, 1792: Current ACLS certification (Preferred)
  • For Cost Center 3604: Current NRP certification (Preferred)
  • For Cost Center 0520, 7637, 9390, 5040, 4270, 1792: Current NRP and PALS certification (Preferred)


Job Responsibilities:

Demonstrates through behavior AdventHealth’s Core Values of Keep Me Safe, Love Me, Make it Easy, and Own it 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 AdventHealth non-waived Point of Care training.


  • Campus/Unit-Specific Duties:

  • CAMPUS / UNIT-SPECIFIC DUTIES: Applicable Campuses: 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.
  • ALTAMONTE AND WINTER PARK: Performs, documents, and transmits quality 12-lead EKGs after hours as ordered by physician
  • ALTAMONTE, CELEBRATION, AND WINTER PARK: Performs effectively in the Labor and Delivery work area (as applicable).
  • CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, ALTAMONTE, CELEBRATION, AND WINTER PARK NEONATAL THERAPIST: Delivers neonatal resuscitation and assists with APGAR scoring at delivery per NRP guidelines, Maintains proper equipment in labor / delivery / perinatal areas.
  • INDEPENDENT EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT PRACTICE: Performs 12-lead electrocardiogram; venipuncture & intravenous cannulation; continuous monitor set-up and operation (as applicable).

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 AdventHealth East Orlando and apply online today.



Job Keywords:

Respiratory Therapist, RT, East Orlando



Position Location:  East Orlando
Job:  Respiratory
Organization:  AdventHealth Central Florida
Primary Location:  US-FL-Orlando
Schedule:  Full-time
Shift:  Day
Job Level:  Staff / Associate
Education Level:  Associate's Degree
Travel:  No
Job Posting:  Apr 26, 2019, 2:12:57 PM

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