Transport Respiratory Therapist FT Days at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 8/30/2020

Job Snapshot

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

Job Description


Transport Respiratory Therapist -AdventHealth Orlando


Location Address: Orlando, FL 32803

Top Reasons to work at 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

Work Hours/Shift:

  •  Full Time 3’12s Days

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.

•     Asissts with clinical instruction, skills check-offs 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 systems


What You Will Need:

  • BLS
  • ACLS or ACLS – EP
  • PALS
  • NRP
  • Advanced Airway skills with proficiency in placing supra-glottic airway devices and endotracheal intubation

•           BVM and adjuncts

•           LMA/I-LMA
•           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

•           IABP

•     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

•     Adept at initiating/maintaining complex therapeutic interventions such as non-conventional advanced modes of ventilation

•           PRC with Inverse Ratio

•           APRV/BiVent


•     Associates degree from an accredited respiratory therapy or cardiopulmonary science program

•     Minimum of 3 years post graduate work in the critical care areas of Emergency Department and Critical Care – may include CVICU, ICU, Cath Lab, CCU, Neuro ICU

•     Five years of patient care


•     Current valid State of Florida License as a credentialed Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) through the NBRC (National Board 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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