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Respiratory Therapist PRN Days or Nights

Req #: 18001785
Location: Wesley Chapel, FL
Job Category: Respiratory Services
Organization: Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel
Potential Referral Bonus: $

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

 

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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