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:
    10/5/2018
  • Job ID:
    18001785
  • Job Function
    Respiratory Services
  • Travel
    No
  • Shift
    1 - Day
  • AHS Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel

Job Description


Description

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:


•         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.

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:


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


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

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:


•         BS Preferred


•         Neonatal and Pediatric Transport experience preferred

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:


•         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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