Respiratory Therapist III Registered FT Nights at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 7/20/2021

Job Snapshot

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

Job Description

Respiratory Therapist III Registered Full Time 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"
  • $15,000 Sign On Bonus available; $3000 Relocation available if moving 50 miles or more
  • 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 Nights 6pm to 6am

You will be responsible for:

  • Supervise the delivery of cardiopulmonary care in accordance with applicable policy and procedure.  Ensures the effectiveness of therapist assessment and reassessment by monitoring patient progress.  Recommends change in respiratory plan of care according to documented medical necessity and within the confines of established protocols.
  • Monitors, instructs and coaches patient before, during and after treatment delivery.  Prevents and/or resolves untoward side effects.  Adjusts therapies according to protocol and documented clinical criteria.  Makes and/or recommends changes based on pulse oximetry, peak flow measurement, chest x-ray, lab work and other data relevant to optimal patient progress.
  • Serves a resource to staff.  Trains and instructs cardiopulmonary and other staff.  Helps to supervise student preceptorship program.  May serve as BLS, ACLS, PALS and/or NRP instructor.
  • Initiates and maintains mechanical ventilation.  Determines or guides the determination of ventilator mode and settings.  Re-evaluates patient/ventilator interface a minimum of every four hours.  Responds to alarms and otherwise troubleshoots as needed.  Establishes weaning readiness and facilitates weaning process.  Adjusts ventilator in accordance with patient progress.
  • Draws and analyzes arterial blood gases and capillary blood.  Places arterial lines.  Makes or recommends changes in respiratory management according to blood gas results.
  • Responds to emergencies including Code STEMI, Rapid Response and Code Blues; establishes and maintains airway, performs CPR.

What you will need:

  • Must have a minimum of 3 years of hospital experience as RRT.
  • Must be a graduate of an approved respiratory care program.
  • AS degree or equivalent is required.
  • Current FL Registered Respiratory Therapist license.
  • Current BLS, ACLS and PALS
  • NRP must be obtained within 30 days of hire.

Job Summary:

The Respiratory Therapist III provides routine, emergent and critical cardiopulmonary care under the direction of a physician to neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.  Takes responsibility as charge therapist covering in a supervisory capacity in the absence of a charge.  Adheres to the Corporate Compliance Plan, to the rules and regulations of all local, state and federal agencies and to the standards of all accrediting bodies.  Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all. 

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

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