Respiratory Therapist – Respiratory Care – Altamonte - Nights at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 9/15/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Full-Time
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
    9/15/2019
  • Job ID:
    284825
  • Job Family
    Respiratory
  • Travel
    No
  • Shift
    Night
  • Application Zone
    2-Legacy System
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Altamonte Springs

Job Description



Respiratory Therapist – Respiratory Care – Altamonte - Nights

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



Facility Profile:

Located north of Orlando in the community of Altamonte Springs, our facility is consistently named “Best Hospital” for overall quality, reputation, doctors and nurses by local residents. As the largest satellite campus within the AdventHealth system, AdventHealth Altamonte has been providing state-of-the-art healthcare to the community since 1973. The 398-bed hospital cares for more than 168,000 patients a year. We are proud to be revolutionizing health care with visionary leadership and world-class resources.



Department Profile:

As part of the AdventHealth Respiratory Care Team, our Graduate Respiratory Therapists participate in a critical care internship program to prepare them to become Critical Care Respiratory Therapists. The internship program is 18 weeks in duration, working closely with our education team and preceptors.



Work Hours/Shifts:

3/12s; 7pm – 7am



Knowledge, Skills, Education, & Experience Required:

  • Critical thinking and patient assessment skills, with the ability to evaluate and modify plan of care
  • Ability to use applicable infection control standards
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, including documentation in the patient care record Electronic Medical Records (EMR), and use of computer applications
  • Airway management skills, including maintenance of a patient 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 and invasive modes of mechanical ventilation
  • Ability to perform Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) puncture and analysis and hemodynamic monitoring
  • For adult care at appropriate campuses, ventilator patient transportation knowledge
  • Knowledge and skill to care for the pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient in a healthcare delivery system
  • 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
  • Bachelor’s degree in Respiratory Therapy or Cardiopulmonary science (Preferred)



Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:

  • Current, valid state of Florida license as a Certified or Registered Respiratory Therapist
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
  • Current Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification
  • Current PALS and NRP 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, a critical care training program, pass a proficiency exam, and be proficient at all applicable procedures defined in the principal duties and responsibilities.
  • Practices standard precautions and enforces safety regulations per 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 per the American Heart Association guidelines. Performs airway maintenance including: proper use of manual resuscitators, suctioning, extubating, assists with bronchoscopy, assists with tracheostomy tube insertion, performs LMA insertion, oral and nasal pharyngeal airway insertion, and procedural respiratory support. May perform endotracheal intubation, under direct supervision, or after completion of documented competency.
  • 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 all conventional modes of ventilation per policy and procedure. Reviews chest radiology reports as necessary and per policy and procedure. Initiates, maintains, and monitors the delivery of heliox therapy.
  • Properly performs hemodynamic procedures to include: assembly, calibration; assisting with pulmonary artery catheter insertion, calibration; performs cardiac output and hemodynamic / cardiopulmonary profiles. May perform arterial cannulation, under direct supervision, or after completion of documented competency.
  • Proactively initiates process improvement ideas. Assists with clinical instruction and precepting. Supports hospital and department mission, goals, and department metrics. Performs other duties as requested by department leadership.
  • Performs 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.
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 Altamonte and apply online today.



Job Keywords:

Respiratory Therapist, RT, Altamonte, Nights



Position Location:  Altamonte Springs
Job:  Respiratory
Organization:  AdventHealth Central Florida
Primary Location:  US-FL-Altamonte Springs
Schedule:  Full-time
Shift:  Night
Job Level:  Staff / Associate
Education Level:  Associate's Degree
Travel:  No
Job Posting:  Sep 13, 2019, 9:48:59 AM

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