Registered Respiratory Therapist Full Time

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Adventist Health System
May 22, 2020
Tavares, Florida
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Tavares, FL

Registered Respiratory Therapist Full Time at AdventHealth
Date Posted: 5/21/2020

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AdventHealth Waterman

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Respiratory Therapist Registered FT Nights
AdventHealth Waterman
Location:  1000 Waterman Way, Tavares, FL 32778

Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth Waterman:

Join an organization whose mission is "To Extend the Healing Ministry of Christ"
Opportunities for career growth within an organization recognized locally and nationally as a healthcare leader
State of the art comprehensive Cancer Center located on a beautiful lakeside campus only 45 minutes from Orlando
No state income tax
Onsite Child Care Center

Work Hours/Shift
Full Time

You will be responsible for:

Patient Assessments within the scope of practice and in accordance with department and hospital patient care policies including but not limited to isolation precautions, fall assessment/prevention, skin and wound assessment, patient service needs

Notifies Lead of questionable situations and contraindications to respiratory therapy, alerts supervisor and / or advises physician accordingly. Reviews medical record, performs clinical evaluation and guides and records treatment plan
Identifies educational needs for patients and family
Routinely works general floor area. Responds to all Codes / RRT’s as assigned, and performs CPR per American Heart Association Guidelines and AdventHealth Waterman policies


Arterial Blood Gas Puncture, Analysis and Technical interpretation as well as reporting of critical values during work shift
Routine Spirometry

Therapeutics: Performs multiple therapies / modalities according to appropriate guidelines, policies and in accordance with Physician order

Oxygen (Protocols and equipment s / u, portable O2)
Medication Administration and Atelectasis Prevention
Non-Invasive Ventilation Management
Patient Driven Protocols
Airway Clearance Therapies

Patient & Family Education

Cough etiquette
COPD signs & symptoms
MDI utilization
Incentive spirometry
CHF signs & symptoms
BiPAP / CPAP application
Resources for CPAP, Smoking Cessation etc.

Departmental Duties (in accordance with policies / procedures)

Shift to shift report (Face to face)
Must attend bedside rounds with physician when applicable
Complete Patient Documentation
Equipment and supply assessment
Maintain department cleanliness and order
Ensures cleaning / set up of equipment prior to leaving
Exemplary customer (patient and family) service according to Standards of Behaviors
Interacts within the department, intra-departmentally, and with physicians in a professional, respectful manner using the Standards of Behaviors

What you will need:

Must be a graduate of an accredited Respiratory Care program with an A.S. degree or equivalent
Must be licensed by the State of Florida as a Registered Respiratory Therapist
Requires current BLS, ACLS and PALS upon hire.  NRP must be obtained within 90 days of hire.
Must have 2 years critical care experience

Job Summary:

Provides routine, emergent, and diagnostic care under the direct order of a physician for the pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients. The Respiratory Therapist must demonstrate skills in clinical judgment, professional qualities, service and communication. Adheres to AdventHealth Corporate Compliance Plan and to all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state, and federal agencies and accrediting bodies.

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

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