Respiratory Therapist PRN Days or Nights in Wesley Chapel, FL at Adventist Health System

Date Posted: 10/5/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
    Per Diem
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Job Function
    Respiratory Services
  • Travel
  • Shift
    1 - Day
  • AHS Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel

Job Description



•         Responsible for the safe and effective administration of medically prescribed medications, knowing their indications and contraindications.

•         Knows and follows the indications and contraindications, the policy and procedures in administering therapeutic modalities to include:  PAP, IS, USN, HHN.

•         Sets up and monitors oxygen administration.

•         Sets up oxygen cylinders and assures proper usage and safety measures are in place.

•         Performs bedside spirometry tests.  May be requested to perform test in PFT lab following adequate training and/or orientation.

•         Performs arterial punctures using radial, brachial, and femoral sites independently.  Draws off arterial lines to obtain sample for blood gas analysis.

•         Be a member of the “code team” responding to arrest situations.  As part of the team may be expected to perform CPR (compression).

•         Sets up requested hemodynamic lines, calibrates monitors, and troubleshoots any problems that may occur.

•         Performs all aspects of artificial airway care.  Able to perform deep blind tracheal suctioning on patients.

•         Daily/weekly preventative maintenance and calibration, quality assurance of ABG analyzers.

•         Familiar with oxygen delivery systems (i.e. Nasal cannula, Venturi mask, non-rebreather).

•         Familiar with measuring devices to include, but not limited to, pulse oximeter, Wrights respirometer, oxygen blenders.

•         Responsible for the set-up, safety check, monitoring, and troubleshooting of mechanical ventilators.

•         Familiar with CPAP set-up and administration of CPAP.

•         Performs quality EKG’s according to departmental standards

•         Maintains accurate and legible records, documenting clinical notes in patient’s charts.

•         Participation in reporting patient progress, and prioritizing patient condition to the next shift.

•         Proper documentation in department records.  Participates in staff meetings, attends lectures, conferences and seminars.

•         Attends all required safety training programs and can describe his/her responsibilities related to general safety, department/service safety, and specific job-related hazards.

•         Follows the hospital exposure control plans/bloodborne and airborne pathogens.

•         Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment.

•         Promotes effective working relations and works effectively as part of a department/unit team inter and intra departmentally to facilitate the department’s/unit’s ability to meet its goals and objectives.

•         Proper time management for general floor therapy.

•         Proper time management for critical care procedures/therapies.

•         Demonstrates knowledge related to adult and neonatal ventilator management.

•         Demonstrates time management and prioritization skills on a routine basis.

•         Participates in respiratory care performance improvement program.

•         Is BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP certified and maintains certifications.

•         Demonstrates accuracy in documentation for all respiratory care procedures.



•         Three (3) years acute care hospital experience required.

•         Graduate of an AMA accredited 2-year (AS degree) Respiratory Care Program


•         BS Preferred

•         Neonatal and Pediatric Transport experience preferred


•         Must possess current state license (RRT) upon hire

•         BLS required upon hire

•         ACLS required upon hire

•         NRP upon hire or within three (3) months of employment date

•         PALS upon hire or within three (3) months of employment date

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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