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Respiratory Therapist Registered Full Time Days $3000 sign on bonus

Req #: 18000485
Location: Tavares, FL
Job Category: Respiratory Services
Organization: Florida Hospital Waterman
Potential Referral Bonus: $

Work Hours/Shifts
Full Time, Days
Florida Hospital Waterman
Florida Hospital Waterman is a career destination for individuals who feel a calling to help fulfill our mission of providing whole-person care that is highly compassionate and clinically first-rate. Drawn by that mission, team members also appreciate our state-of-the-art hospital, which is strikingly situated on a lovely lakeside campus, approximately 1 hour Northwest of Orlando. In August 2003, the hospital opened the doors of this replacement facility on Hwy 441 in Tavares. The 450,000 square foot, 269-bed acute care facility offers the latest in medical technology. Each patient room is private, and the uniquely designed "clover leaf" patient care units consist of 60 beds per floor. The Emergency Department is sized to accommodate up to 60,000 visits per year.
Florida Hospital Waterman is committed to meeting our region's growing need for advanced comprehensive cardiac care. As part of that commitment, we are expanding our range of services to include interventional cardiology and open heart surgery services. At Florida Hospital Waterman, you'll enjoy a satisfying career and lifestyle as you help carry out our vital mission. We invite you to join our team!
You will be responsible for:
  • Patient Assessments within the scope of practice and in accordance with department and hospital patient care policies including but not limited to isolation precautions, fall assessment/prevention, skin and wound assessment, patient service needs
    • Notifies Lead of questionable situations and contraindications to respiratory therapy, alerts supervisor and / or advises physician accordingly. Reviews medical record, performs clinical evaluation and guides and records treatment plan
    • Identifies educational needs for patients and family
    • Routinely works general floor area. Responds to all Codes / RRT’s as assigned, and performs CPR per American Heart Association Guidelines and FHW policies
  • Diagnostics:
    • Arterial Blood Gas Puncture, Analysis and Technical interpretation as well as reporting of critical values during work shift
    • Routine Spirometry
  • Therapeutics: Performs multiple therapies / modalities according to appropriate guidelines, policies and in accordance with Physician order
    • Oxygen (Protocols and equipment s / u, portable O2)
    • Medication Administration and Atelectasis Prevention
    • Non-Invasive Ventilation Management
    • Patient Driven Protocols
    • Airway Clearance Therapies
  • Patient & Family Education
    • Cough etiquette
    • COPD signs & symptoms
    • MDI utilization
    • Incentive spirometry
    • CHF signs & symptoms
    • BiPAP / CPAP application
    • Resources for CPAP, Smoking Cessation etc.
  • Departmental Duties (in accordance with policies / procedures)
    • Shift to shift report (Face to face)
    • Must attend bedside rounds with physician when applicable
    • Complete Patient Documentation
    • Equipment and supply assessment
    • Maintain department cleanliness and order
    • Ensures cleaning / set up of equipment prior to leaving
    • Exemplary customer (patient and family) service according to Standards of Behaviors
    • Interacts within the department, intra-departmentally, and with physicians in a professional, respectful manner using the Standards of Behaviors
What will you need?
  • Must be a graduate of an accredited Respiratory Care program with an A.S. degree or equivalent
  • Must be licensed by the State of Florida as a Registered Respiratory Therapist 
  • Requires current BLS and ACLS upon hire
  • Must have 2 years critical care experience
  • Must document clinical proficiency by successfully completing the 90-day Respiratory Therapy orientation and competency program

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