Seasonal Respiratory Therapist Adv II FT Nights
Req #: 17012250
Location: Zephyrhills, FL
Job Category: Respiratory Services
Organization: Florida Hospital Zephyrhills
Potential Referral Bonus: $
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for the delivery of care to patients with conditions that affect their respiratory status. This includes the delivery of aerosolized medication, oxygen therapy, invasive and non-invasive ventilation, and lung function testing. Employee is responsible for the drawing, analyzing, and resulting of blood gases.
Responds to rapid response, code blue and performs CPR
If filling in as â€œLeadâ€ for shift, reviews work-load and assists in determining proper staff for following shift and next day. Makes staff assignment, is a resource to staff for technical questions, ensures that work on the shift is completed, ensures completed ECGâ€™s are removed from list and ensures that overdue task and medication list is cleared off.
Employee is responsible for following the regulatory requirements in of the blood gas lab; running of quality control as needed and changing of analyzer cartridges.
Proper time management and prioritization skills
Follow established policies
Care and weaning of the post open heart patients
Perform respiratory therapy treatments and procedures competently per physicians orders, department policy, respiratory protocols and recognized standards of care
Documentation on interdisciplinary education and plan of care
Participates in interdisciplinary rounds. Provides input to help ensure patients are receiving care based on their condition which can impact length of stay and re-admission rate
Makes decisions and takes actions that consider the needs of the department and co-workers
Assists with clinical instruction, precepts and serves as a resource person to lower level therapists
Set up, monitor, and make changes on all ventilators, invasive and non-invasive, including documentation of all changes in i-view
Assist with bedside bronchoscopy
Non-invasive Bi-level application and management
End tidal C02 capnography application and management
Can complete therapy driven protocols appropriately and able to determine best respiratory care for the patient. Patients are placed on appropriate therapy per their condition and diagnosis.
Respiratory monitoring and pulse ox application
Checks overdue medication and task list prior to end of shift and completes outstanding orders.
All errors, inefficiencies, and inaccuracies are brought to the managements attention.
Identify and implement methods to control costs while providing maximum value to the patient and the hospital through appropriate use and maintenance of supplies and equipment.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
Demonstrates knowledge and skill to care for all age groups
Draws, labels, results, and reports blood gases and critical values per policy.
Perform bedside pulmonary function tests.
Can manage patients on various modes of ventilation, including advanced conventional and non-conventional ventilator management
Routine oxygen delivery using various devices, including heated high flow
CPR, intubation, airway management and suctioning
Delivers neonatal resuscitation at delivery per NRP guidelines. Maintains proper equipment in labor and delivery areas
Able and is willing to rotate and provide care throughout all patient care areas; including CVICU, ER, ICU and the Womens Center
Medicated aerosol, bronchial hygiene and lung expansion therapies
Utilize state of the art technology, computer systems, and applications
Can perform ECGs accurately. Downloads order to cart, selects patient, saves and transfers ECG to Cerner.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Graduate of approved respiratory therapy program prior to obtaining license or grandfathered in prior to licensure
Basic computer knowledge including, word and excel, and computerized medical record documentation
Mechanical and non-invasive ventilation knowledge
Minimum of three yearsâ€™ acute care hospital experience with one year minimum critical care experience
Has worked in a regular acute care hospital setting within the last 3 years.
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
RRT or CRT Florida State License.
Maintains continuing education to meet regulatory requirements for licensure.
BLS, NRP. If does not have NRP must be obtained within six months of hire