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AdventHealth Careers for VeteransRespiratory Therapist NICU Nights
Tampa, FL

All the benefits and perks you need for you and your family:

  • Benefits from Day One

  • Paid Days Off from Day One

  • Whole Person Wellbeing Resources

  • Tuition Reimbursement

Our promise to you:

Joining AdventHealth is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind and spirit. AdventHealth is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.

Schedule: Full Time

Shift : Night Shift

The community you’ll be caring for: AdventHealth Tampa

The role you’ll contribute:

The Respiratory Pediatric Critical Care Specialist performs all necessary respiratory care procedures associated with complex Pediatric critically-ill patients and advanced pediatric critical care modalities, and is a specialist in the Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care settings. This specialist is able to work independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team and supports and provides direction for evidence-based practice through patient care protocols (prescriber care plans). This specialist provides & utilizes advanced respiratory care modalities & applications to provide high acuity therapeutic interventions and assessments and develops patient care plans that are focused on disease management of the critically ill pediatric and neonatal patients. He/she applies the knowledge and skill necessary to provide appropriate interactions with staff, patients, and families. He/she initiates and maintains appropriate therapy, including life support techniques and equipment. Minimum competency in all applicable advanced clinical skills must be obtained. He/she actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all. Constant adherance to AdventHealth Corporate Compliance Plan and all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies is required.

The value you’ll bring to the team:

  • Assessment, stabilization, and treatment of neonates/pediatric patients according to policies, procedures and protocols established for respiratory services at AHT.

  • Properly performs hemodynamic procedures to include assembly and calibration of arterial lines, assisting with pulmonary artery catheter insertion, calibration; performs cardiac output and hemodynamic/cardiopulmonary profiles. May perform arterial/venous cannulation (inclusive of radial artery, umbilical artery and umbilical vein) under direct supervision, or independently after completion of documented competency.

  • Proactively initiates process improvement ideas. Assists with clinical instruction and new orientee staff precepting, and serves as a resource person to lower level therapists. Serves as a consultant/resource for Pediatric Emergency department respiratory patients.

  • Supports hospital and department mission, goals, and department metrics.

Practices standard precautions and enforces safety regulations according to hospital policies on a continual basis.


The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed:


  • Graduate from an accredited Respiratory Care program by the National Board of Respiratory Care is required.

  • AAS or AS is required.

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) required.

  • Minimum of two years neonatal and/or pediatric critical care clinical experience in acute care setting required.


  • Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care


  • Current Florida State License as a RRT/Registered Respiratory Therapist.

  • Current National Board of Respiratory Care RRT Credential.

  • Current National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) credential for NPS Neonatal Pediatric Specialist required to obtain within 6 months of employment

  • American Heart Association BLS, ACLS, and PALS certification required.

  • American Academy of Pediatrics NRP certification

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances. The salary range reflects the anticipated base pay range for this position. Individual compensation is determined based on skills, experience and other relevant factors within this pay range. The minimums and maximums for each position may vary based on geographical location.

Category: Respiratory Services

Organization: AdventHealth Tampa

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 3 - Night

Req ID: 22040990

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.

Job Snapshot

  • Facility: AdventHealth Tampa

  • Job Schedule: Full-time

    Pay Range: $27.974 - $41.96

  • Location: Tampa, FL

  • Job ID: 22040990

  • Job Family: Respiratory Services

  • Shift: 3 - Night

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