Transport Respiratory Therapist FT Days at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 11/12/2021


Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
  • Location:
    Orlando, FL
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Job Family
    Emergency Services
  • Shift
    1 - Day

Job Description


Transport Respiratory Therapist -AdventHealth Orlando

  • Located on a lush tropical campus, our flagship hospital, 1,368-bed AdventHealth Orlando
  • serves as the major tertiary facility for much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and South America
  • AdventHealth Orlando houses one of the largest Emergency Departments and largest cardiac catheterization labs in the country
  • We are already one of the busiest hospitals in the nation, providing service excellence to more than 32,000 inpatients and 125,000 outpatients each year

Location Address: 601 East Rollins Street Orlando, Fl 32803

Top Reasons to work at AdventHealth Orlando

Work Hours/Shift:

  •  Full Time Days

Up to $10,000 Sign-on Bonus and $3,000 Relocation available for eligible candidates (see terms below)

Sign-on Eligibility:

  • Applicable experience required.
  • Full Time employment contract required.
  • Rehires within 12 months are not eligible.
  • Internal Candidates are not eligible.

Relocation Eligibility:

  • Applicable experience required.
  • Full Time employment contract required.
  • Must live 50 miles outside of campus address.

You Will Be Responsible For:  

Demonstrates, through behavior, AdventHealth’s core values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork

  • Age Specific Competencies
  • AMRM (annual Air Medical Resource Management program)
  • Infection Prevention
  • Hazardous Materials Recognition and Response
  • Airway Management, Mechanical Ventilation
  • Clinical Competencies
  • Simulation Lab/Skills Days
  • Annual Health Physical
  • Completes and documents patient assessments, provides interventions with accurate administration and calculation of medications and the responses per department protocols and AdventHealth Policy.  Utilizes specific knowledge in emergency care of pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.
  • Adheres to safety requirements and applies caution, remaining alert to hazards at all times while transporting patients in and around the ambulance.  Utilizes proficiency with radio communications and emergency egress procedures.
  • Assists with clinical instruction, skills checkoffs and precepting.  Completes and performs competency check offs and monitors when needed.
  • Communicates patient updates to physicians and receiving units through dispatch for medical control
  • Completes timely documentation of patient demographics, the transfer process and flight times in the Right CAD system for accuracy of department statistics
  • Completes the department processes of shift briefings and QA of charts for patient safety and improved outcomes
  • Follows templates for service line specifics and algorithms of acceptance and denials of patient transfers/transports into and throughout the AdventHealth system.  Initiates the hospital and physician chain of command when appropriate if there are EMTALA concerns
  • Proficiency in understanding and use of system


  • Advanced Airway skills with proficiency in placing supra-glottic airway devices and endotracheal intubation
  • BVM and adjuncts
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Direct laryngoscopy
  • Bougie assisted
  • Video Laryngoscopy (McGrath C-MAC)
  • Advanced knowledge of hemodynamics, volume resuscitation and a coordinated approach with Transport RN in resuscitating patients
  • Peripheral IVs
  • Intraosseous
  • Femoral line access
  • Arterial line
  • Pulmonary artery catheter – what is the need for this to be on the JD?
  • IABP – Intro Aortic Balloon Pump
  • Adept at initiating/maintaining complex therapeutic interventions such as non-conventional advanced modes of ventilation
  • PRC with Inverse Ratio
  • APRV/BiVent
  • Enhanced critical thinking skills with the ability to evaluate changes in patient condition and respond rapidly and appropriately.
  • Expertise in patient assessment, evaluation and revision of treatment plans through use of AHEMS protocols
  • Excellent communication and team leadership skills


  • Ground and air transport knowledge
  • Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump
  • Basic knowledge of mechanical circulatory assist devices such as extra-corporeal membranous oxygenation (CardioHelp device)
  • Ventricular Assist Device knowledge (Impella, LVAD, RVAD, BiVAD)


  • Associates degree from an accredited respiratory therapy or cardiopulmonary science program
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in respiratory critical care
  • Five years of patient care


  • Bachelor’s in health-related field
  • OB and Pediatric experience
  • Air Medical Core Curriculum


  • Current valid State of Florida License as a credentialed Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
  • BLS
  • ACLS or ACLS – EP
  • PALS
  • NRP


  • ACCS (Adult Critical Care Specialty)
  • AARC (American Association of Respiratory Care

Job Summary:

The Transport Respiratory Therapist (RT) is an experienced and advanced practitioner responsible for the rapid and safe transport of critically ill patients.  S/he will function as a collaborative member of the AdventHealth transport team working jointly with the team in making patient care decisions.

Completes and documents patient assessments, treatments, medications and reactions to treatments and medications per department protocols and AdventHealth policy.  Adheres to safety requirements while transporting patients in an around the ambulance.  Maintains thorough and accurate information in the Right CAD system for department statistics.  Completes the QA process on chart reviews for patient safety and improved outcomes.  Works jointly with the Crew, Supervisor and Communication Specialist to ensure timely acceptance of patient transfer and placement through the Emergency Transfer Center.  Communicates patient updates to physicians with appropriate triage of urgency.  Initiates the hospital and physician chain of command when appropriate or if there are EMTALA concerns. 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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