AdventHealthRegistered Respiratory Therapist PRN
Lake Wales, FL

All the benefits and perks you need for you and your family:

  • Student Loan Repayment Program

  • Career Development

  • Whole Person Wellbeing Resources

  • Mental Health Resources and Support

Our promise to you:

Joining AdventHealth is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind and spirit. AdventHealth is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.

Schedule: PRN

Shift : Varies Days

Location: 410 S 11 th St, Lake Wales, FL 33853

The community you’ll be caring for: AdventHealth Lake Wales

· AdventHealth Lake Wales is a licensed 160-bed hospital, with 24-hour emergency care and outpatient services including imaging, rehab, lab and wound care, that has been serving the community and surrounding areas.

· As a part of the AdventHealth network patients will have greater access to a wide range of innovative therapies, new research, leading-edge technology and an extensive team of medical specialists.

· Lake Wales is located in Central Florida in between Orlando and Tampa and is home to the Historic Bok Tower Gardens and Bird Sanctuary.

The role you’ll contribute:

2/28/22 The Respiratory Therapist is responsible for provision/supervision of respiratory clinical care responsibilities to age specific groups. Respiratory Care processes include assessing, planning, implementing, delivering, and evaluating the treatment, care, and patient needs to achieve goals. Adheres to the AdventHealth Corporate Compliance Plan and to all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state, and federal agencies and accrediting bodies. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

Respiratory Therapists at AdventHealth Orlando:

· Are an integral part of the multi-disciplinary front-line patient care team in all areas of the hospital and work at the top of their license and Scope of Practice

· Initiate, operate, manage, and discontinue pulmonary life support equipment

· Work to reduce patient mortality/ICU length of stay through use of clinical and critical thinking skills.

· Through patient evaluation, guided by protocols and prescriber care plans, modify the plan of care, up to discontinuation of service for:

o Patients receiving ventilatory life support and oxygen therapy

o Patients receiving aerosolized medications, bronchial hygiene therapy, and lung expansion therapy

· Manage the utilization of inhaled medical gasses including heliox and oxygen

The value you’ll bring to the team:

· Demonstrates, through behavior, AdventHealth Orlando’s service standards.

· Assesses and makes appropriate decisions and interventions according to patient evaluation / needs. Sets patient goals, assisting in the development of a plan of care along with the multidisciplinary team. Evaluates / interpret diagnostic data including but not limited to lab results and monitoring data. Communicates effectively with the multi-disciplinary team.

· Satisfactorily completes department orientation, airway management certification (campus specific), critical care training program, Infant/ Pediatric Emergency training program (campus specific) and is proficient at all applicable procedures defined below.

· Practices standard precautions and enforces safety regulations according to hospital policies on a continual basis. Documents and charges for procedures accurately and completely to ensure quality standards set by the department and hospital.

· Responds to Code Blue emergencies immediately providing CPR according to the American Heart Association guidelines. Performs airway maintenance including proper use of manual resuscitators, suctioning, extubation, assists with bronchoscopy, assists with tracheostomy tube insertion, oral and nasal pharyngeal airway insertion, LMA insertion, manages patients with laryngectomy. Provides procedural respiratory support. May perform endotracheal intubation, under direct supervision, or after completion of documented competency.

· Through use of protocols/prescriber care plans, chart review, and conferring with multidisciplinary team, determines proper therapy delivery device/ frequency, making appropriate changes/ recommendations to plan of care. Delivers inhaled medications, bronchial hygiene therapy, lung expansion therapy and manages patients receiving inhaled gasses.

· Provides respiratory care to patients on invasive and non-invasive mechanical ventilators. Initiates, operates, transports, and liberates conventional modes of ventilation per policy and procedure/ prescriber care plan. Reviews chest radiology reports as necessary. Initiates, maintains, transports and monitors heliox. Prones/ ambulates ventilated patients.

· Properly performs hemodynamic procedures to include arterial cannulation using sterile technique, assembly, calibration; assisting with pulmonary artery catheter insertion, calibration; performs cardiac output and hemodynamic/ cardiopulmonary profiles. Maintains hemodynamic lines (campus specific).

· Proactively initiates process improvement ideas. Assists with clinical instruction / precepting and serves as a resource person to lower level therapists. Supports hospital and department mission, goals, and department metrics. Performs other duties as requested by department leadership.

· Obtains, performs, and reports findings of blood gas and co-oximetry analysis. Performs quality control as needed. Setup and perform oximetry, apnea, TC and ETCO 2 monitoring as ordered by physician. Performs EKGs after hours (campus specific)

· May perform waived and/or non-waived Point of Care Testing. If performing non-waived Point of Care Testing, as defined in AHCA rule 59A-7.034, must have approved competency and documented proof (copy of either diploma or transcript, at the highest level of academic achievement) at the time of AdventHealth Orlando non-waived Point of Care training.

· After completion of critical care training and airway management certification, may fill in at a stand-alone ED in the absence of a stand-alone ED Respiratory Therapist

Qualifications

The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed :

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS PREFERRED:

· Infant / Pediatric experience (campus specific)

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

· Associate degree in Respiratory Therapy or Cardiopulmonary Science

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:

· Bachelor’s degree in respiratory therapy or Cardiopulmonary Science

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:

· Active and Current Florida State License as a Registered Respiratory Therapist

· Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

· Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION PREFERRED:

· Active Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC)

· Active RRT-ACCS credential (Registered Respiratory Therapist – Adult Critical Care Specialist) from the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC)

· For Apopka, Winter Park, Altamonte, East Orlando, Kissimmee, and Celebration: Current PALS and NRP

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

Job Snapshot

  • Facility: AdventHealth Heart of Florida and Lake Wales

  • Job Schedule: Per Diem

    Pay Range: $30.84 - $30.84

  • Location: Lake Wales, FL

  • Job ID: 24018541

  • Job Family: Respiratory Services

  • Shift: 1 - Day

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