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Respiratory Therapist IV FT Nights

Req #: 17012389
Location: Tarpon Springs, FL
Job Category: Respiratory Services
Organization: FH North Pinellas
Potential Referral Bonus: $

Description
Work Hours/Shift
Full-time/Nights
 
Florida Hospital North Pinellas
Florida Hospital North Pinellas is a full-service, 168-bed facility dedicated to helping our neighbors in beautiful Tarpon Springs and beyond. As a regional medical center, we offer a wide range of comprehensive services, testing and education opportunities for our community. We’ve been focused on meeting the needs of North Pinellas residents for nearly 90 years, and Florida Hospital has built its reputation for compassionate, patient-centered care for more than a century.
 
Important Note: Florida Hospital North Pinellas is a Smoke/Tobacco Free Campus.

Tobacco use is defined as the use of any tobacco product including the use of temporary aids to stop smoking such as nicotine patches, nicotine gum or other similar products.

Applicants being considered for employment at Florida Hospital North Pinellas will be tested for nicotine use as part of their regular pre-employment screening. Those who are identified as tobacco users will be ineligible for employment, but may reapply in six months
 
Drug Free/Tobacco Free Workplace
EOE
 
 
You Will Be Responsible For:
  • Proper time management for general floor therapy.
  • Proper time management for critical care procedures/therapies.
  • Demonstrates knowledge related to adult and neonatal ventilator management.
  • Demonstrates time management and prioritization skills on a routine basis.
  • Maintains professional communications with both internal and external customers. Works well with peers.
  • Provides nursing with at least one in-service per year with regards to oxygen delivery, or medication management.
  • Participates in respiratory care performance improvement program- audits 5 charts monthly.
  • Is BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP certified and maintains certifications.
  • Demonstrates accuracy in documentation for all respiratory care procedures.
  • Attends departmental meetings 80% of the time.
  • Performs quality EKG’s according to departmental standards.
Qualifications
What You Will Need:
  • The RCP must be a graduate of an approved school of respiratory therapy or have equivalent training. 
  • S/he will have experience in an acute care environment. S/he must have expertise in blood gas laboratory management
  • S/he routinely assesses the respiratory status of the patient and initiates re-evaluation of therapy when indicated.  S/he identifies immediate/potential problems and takes appropriate action, prioritizing to provide the proper response to patient needs.  S/he serves as an educational resource to other staff members, patients, and family members. 
  • S/he communicates effectively and documents thoroughly.  S/he seeks to continuously improve both individual and group performance, maintaining high professional standards.  Customer service is always primary objective of the RCP in day to day interactions.  S/he displays work habits which are considerate of others, safe, and orderly. 
  • Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and to demonstrate that s/he can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
  • The RCP must be a graduate of an approved school of respiratory therapy or have equivalent training.
  • 5 years or more experience.
  • S/he will have experience in an acute care environment. S/he must have expertise in blood gas laboratory management.
  • The RCP must have registration from the National Board of Respiratory Care, or be CRT.
  • S/he must have a current license from the Department of Professional Regulation of the State of Florida.  S/he must comply with all requirements to maintain the license in good standing, such as CEU’s.
  • Current BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP course completion is required.

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