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Respiratory Therapist Neo-Natal Transport FT Nights

Req #: 18001074
Location: ,
Job Category: Respiratory Services
Organization: Florida Hospital Tampa
Potential Referral Bonus: $

Work Hours/Shift
Florida Hospital Tampa
Our hospital has celebrated many firsts in Tampa’s health care history since we opened our doors in 1968. Today, more than four decades later, Florida Hospital Tampa continues to offer innovative medicine as we elevate health care in the Tampa Bay region.
At Florida Hospital Tampa, our diverse clinical specialties provide world-class health care to our patients. We offer the most trusted, expert care in key specialties including cardiovascular care, neurosciences, orthopedics, women's health, cancer and surgery. Our skilled surgeons not only utilize minimally invasive and robot-assisted procedures, but they are also leaders in improving these advanced techniques.
You will be responsible for:
  • Assessment, stabilization, and treatment of neonates/pediatric patients before and during interfacility transport according to policies, procedures and protocols established for transport services at FHT.
  • Proactively initiates process improvement ideas. 
  • Assists with clinical instruction and precepting, and serves as a resource person to lower level therapists.
  • Performs other duties as requested by department leadership.
  • Supports hospital and department mission and goals, and department metrics. 
  • Practices standard precautions and enforces safety regulations according to hospital policies on a continual basis. 
  • Documents and charges for procedures neatly, accurately, thoroughly, 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 and performs other duties as directed by Supervisor.
  • Performs airway maintenance including: proper use of manual resuscitators, oral and nasal pharyngeal airway insertion, intubations/extubations, assist with tracheostomy insertions, perform tracheostomy changes, assist with bronchoscopy, airway suctioning, and procedural respiratory support.
  • Properly utilizes patient assessment skills, protocols, chart review, and conferring with multidisciplinary team to determine efficacy of therapy.
  • Performs respiratory therapies and oxygen delivery per protocol. Obtains, analyzes and reports findings of blood gases and co-oximetry. 
  • Performs quality controls as needed.
  • Set-up and perform oximetry apnea, TC, and ETCO2 monitoring.
  • Initiates, maintains, transports, and monitors mechanical ventilators to include conventional and non-conventional modes of ventilation and transport ventilation. 
  • Reviews chest radiological reports as necessary per supervisor and policy and procedures.
  • Properly performs hemodynamic procedures including: arterial cannulation (including umbilical artery cannulation), assembly, calibration and maintenance; assisting with CVP/pulmonary artery catheter insertion, calibration and maintenance; performs cardiac output and hemodynamic/cardiopulmonary profiles.
  • Ensures transport supplies and equipment are restocked and functional. 
  • Documents, posts/charges for procedures neatly, accurately and completely to ensure quality standards set by the department and hospital, to include appropriate equipment checks.  
  • Assists with clinical instruction and serves as a resource person to lower level therapists. 
  • Practices the principles of standard precautions and enforces safety regulations according to hospital policies on a continual basis.
  • Provides 20 minute response time for all transports providing a safe and stable transport for patients.
  • Delivers neonatal resuscitation and assists with APGAR scoring at delivery per NRP guidelines. 
  • Performs artificial surfactant replacement. 
  • Maintains proper equipment in labor / delivery/ perinatal / pediatric areas.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skill to care for the neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient.
What You Will Need:
  • Graduate of a Respiratory Therapy or Cardiopulmonary Science program.
  • Must be at the level of Critical Care  Respiratory Therapist and have at least one year neonatal and pediatric critical care experience.
  • Must have successfully completed appropriate transport training regimen as directed by the Department Manager; complete the requisite number of supervised orientation transports demonstrating proficiency at procedures defined in the principal duties and responsibilities section of this job description.
  • Must be able to effectively deliver patient care while in transport via the confined spaces and unique environment of motor vehicle.
  • Minimum of 2,000 hours of Level II and Level III NICU experience for a RRT, or 3,000 hours for a Certified RT.
  • Accompanied a minimum of six (6) Neonatal Transports prior to staffing as a transport as the only RT in attendance.
  • Current Florida State License as a Certified Respiratory Therapist with a minimum of 3,000 hours of Level II or Level III NICU experience (documentation of hours required) or;
  • Current Florida State License as a Registered Respiratory Therapist Preferred with 2,000 hours of Level II and Level III NICU experience (documentation of hours required).
  • AHA NRP certification required.
  • Current BLS required.
  • ACLS and PALS required or must be obtained within 90 days of employment for pediatric transports.

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