Registered Respiratory Therapist RRT / CRT Full Time Nights Dade City at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 11/11/2021


Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
  • Location:
    Dade City, FL
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Job Family
    Respiratory Services
  • Shift
    3 - Night

Job Description

Full Time Night Respiratory Therapist at AdventHealth Zephyrhills

Location Address: 7050 Gall Boulevard Zephyrhills, Florida 33541

Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth Zephyrhills:
  • AH Zephyrhills/Dade City Named One of America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care, Orthopedics, Stroke Centers and Patient Safety three years in a row “2017-2019” by the Women’s Choice Award
  • Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade A Spring/Fall 2018
  • One of only 35 Hospitals Nationally Named as a Top General Hospital by The Leapfrog Group
  • Four Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2019 by Health grades
  • First in Florida to earn Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee by The Joint Commission 

Work Hours/Shift
Full Time Nights, 36 hours per week.
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.
  • If filling is as “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 ECG’s 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 and changing of analyzer cartridges.
  • Proper time management and prioritization skills
  • Draws, labels, results, and reports blood gases and critical values according to policy.
  • Interdisciplinary education and plan of care is documented on initial treatment and as needed thereafter
  • Is able to calibrate and perform bedside pulmonary function tests.
  • Is able to set up, monitor, and make changes on all ventilators, invasive and non-invasive, including documentation of all changes in I-view
  • Able to complete therapy driven protocols appropriately.  Patients are placed on appropriate therapy according to their condition and diagnosis.
  • Oxygen rounds and breathing treatments are performed timely, including documentation.
  • Checks overdue medication and task list prior to end of shift and completes outstanding orders.
  • Perform respiratory therapy treatments and procedures competently according to physician’s orders, department policy, respiratory protocol and recognized standards of care. 
What will you need:
  • Has worked in an acute care (hospital) setting within the last 3 years
  • Attended respiratory therapy program prior to obtaining license
  • Basic computer knowledge including, word and excel, and computerized medical record documentation
  • Mechanical and non-invasive ventilation knowledge
  • 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
  • Minimum one year Critical care experience
    Able to perform ECG’s accurately. Downloads order to cart, selects patient, saves and transfers ECG to Cerner. Charts ECG’s done in Cerner. Removes competed ECG’s from task list (Preferred)
    Two years hospital experience with one year being critical care. (Preferred)
Job Summary:
Competently performs clinical patient assessment related to job title. Delivers therapy to patient's including breathing treatments, EKG's 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. 

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

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