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AdventHealth Respiratory Therapist I in Tavares, Florida

Description

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

  • Benefits from Day One

  • Paid Days Off from Day One

  • Career Development

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: Fulltime

  • Shift : Days – 7:00 am – 7:00 pm

  • The community you will be caring for: AdventHealth Waterman - 1000 Waterman Way Tavares, FL 32778

The role you will contribute:

The Respiratory Therapist I (entry level practitioner) perform all necessary routine respiratory care procedures associated with acute or critically ill neonatal, pediatric, or adult patient populations and is able to work independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team. He/she initiates and maintains appropriate therapy, including life support technique and equipment. Provides, preventable, supportive, and corrective interventions related to the cardio-pulmonary system in assigned patient care areas in accordance with established hospital and departmental policies, procedures, and all applicable regulations and standards. Applies the knowledge and skill necessary to provide appropriate interactions with staff, patients, and families of all ages. Minimum competency in all applicable clinical skills must be demonstrated and maintained. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all. Adheres to AdventHealth Corporate Compliance Plan and to all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies.

The value you will bring to the team:

  • Proactively initiates process improvement ideas. Assists with clinical instruction and new orientee staff precepting and serves as a resource person to lower-level therapists. Supports hospital and department mission, goals, and department metrics. Practices standard precautions and enforces safety regulations according to hospital policies on a continual basis. Documents and charges for procedures neatly, accurately, thoroughly, and completely to ensure quality standards set by the department and hospital.

  • Responds to all Code Blue emergencies immediately providing CPR according to the American Heart Association and performs other duties as directed. Performs airway maintenance including proper use of manual resuscitators, oral and nasal pharyngeal airway insertion, airway suctioning, intubation, extubating, assist with tracheostomy insertion, perform tracheostomy tube change, assist with bronchoscopy, and procedural respiratory support.

  • Properly utilizes patient assessment skills, protocols, 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 department protocol. Performs respiratory therapies and oxygen delivery therapies and makes recommendations to the most efficient delivery method per protocol.

  • Obtains, analyzes and reports findings of arterial blood gases, and co-oximetry. Arterial line insertion. Performs quality controls as needed. Setup and Performs oximetry, and ETCO2 monitoring as ordered by physician.

  • Initiates, maintains, transports, and monitors mechanical ventilators to include conventional and non-conventional modes of ventilation per policy and procedure. Reviews chest radiological reports as necessary per supervisor and policy and procedures.

  • Performs bedside spirometry, six-minute walk tests.

  • Conventional Ventilator Management per ventilator management protocol including ventilator set up and routine ventilator checks and provides intra-hospital transport.

  • Documentation and charging for all interactions with patients according to department and hospital guidelines.

  • Assesses and/or interprets data about the patient's status to identify each patients needs and provide appropriate care, including age-related care.

  • Identifies and applies planning care and/or intervention techniques appropriate to the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial characteristics of each patient population served.

  • Implement clinical strategies that incorporate respiratory therapy assessment-driven protocols that are patient-centric, value driven, and evidence-based best practices focused on disease management.

  • Assists physician bedside bronchoscopy procedure including Bronchial Alveolar Lavage, Transbronchial biopsies, and routine exploratory aspects

Qualifications

The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed:

  • Associates degree or equivalent.

  • Graduate of an approved respiratory care program.

  • Registered (RRT) or certified (CRT) prior to 2000 by the National Board for Respiratory Care.

  • Florida license issued by the Agency for Healthcare Administration of Florida.

  • 1 year of critical care.

  • BLS, ACLS, PALS obtained upon hire through RQI required.

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

Category: Respiratory Services

Organization: AdventHealth Waterman

Schedule: 1 - Day

Shift: AdventHealth Waterman

Req ID: 22036452

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.