AdventHealth Respiratory Therapist Adv II PRN Nights in Zephyrhills, Florida
Respiratory Therapist AdventHealth Zephyrhills/Dade City
Location Address: 7050 Gall Blvd, Zephyrhills, FL 33541
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Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade A Spring/Fall 2018
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Four Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2019 by Health grades
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You Will Be Responsible For:
Responsible for the delivery of care to patients with conditions that affect their respiratory status. This includes the delivery of aerosolized medication, oxygen therapy, invasive and non-invasive ventilation, and lung function testing. Employee is responsible for the drawing, analyzing, and resulting of blood gases.
Responds to rapid response, code blue and performs CPR
If filling in as a Lead for shift, reviews work-load and assists in determining proper staff for following shift and next day. Makes staff assignment, is a resource to staff for technical questions, ensures that work on the shift is completed, ensures completed ECGs are removed from list and ensures that overdue task and medication list is cleared off.
Employee is responsible for following the regulatory requirements in of the blood gas lab; running of quality control as needed and changing of analyzer cartridges.
Proper time management and prioritization skills
Follow established policies
What You Will Need:
Graduate of approved respiratory therapy program prior to obtaining license or grandfathered in prior to licensure
Basic computer knowledge including, word and excel, and computerized medical record documentation
Mechanical and non-invasive ventilation knowledge
Minimum of three years acute care hospital experience with one year minimum critical care experience
Has worked in a regular acute care hospital setting within the last 3 years.
RRT or CRT Florida State License.
Maintains continuing education to meet regulatory requirements for licensure.
BLS, NRP. If does not have NRP must be obtained within six months of hire
Competently performs clinical patient assessment related to job title. Delivers therapy to patients including medicated aerosol treatments, EKGs and arterial blood gases. Manages oxygen therapy, performs adult and infant intubations, and manages mechanical ventilators per protocol or by following physician specific orders. Assesses patients ordered for respiratory protocol to determine proper type and frequency of respiratory treatment. Adequately completes patient documentation in computer charting system; including documentation in interdisciplinary education and plan of care. Responds to code blue and rapid response calls
This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.
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.