Driving distance to Gainesville, St. Augustine, Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota
Part of the community since 1898, providing healthcare to Marion County for over 120 years
Florida Hospital Ocala offers a broad spectrum of services, with programs that are nationally recognized and accredited
Spectacular springs throughout the county
You Will Be Responsible For:
Proactively initiates process improvement ideas. Assists with clinical instruction and new orientee staff precepting, and serves as a resource person to lower level therapists. Supports hospital and department mission, 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 all Code Blue emergencies immediately providing CPR according to the American Heart Association and performs other duties as directed. Performs airway maintenance including: proper use of manual resuscitators, oral and nasal pharyngeal airway insertion, airway suctioning, intubation, extubation, assist with tracheostomy insertion, perform tracheostomy tube change, assist with bronchoscopy, and procedural respiratory support.
Properly utilizes patient assessment skills, protocols, chart review, and conferring with multidisciplinary team to determine efficacy of therapy in a cost and time efficient manner making appropriate recommendations and changes per department protocol. Performs respiratory therapies and oxygen delivery therapies and makes recommendations to the most efficient delivery method per protocol.
Obtains, analyzes and reports findings of arterial blood gases, and co-oximetry. Arterial line insertion Performs quality controls as needed. Setup and performs oximetry, apnea, TC and ETCO2 monitoring as ordered by physician.
Initiates, maintains, transports, and monitors mechanical ventilators to include conventional and non-conventional modes of ventilation per policy and procedure. Reviews chest radiological reports as necessary per supervisor and policy and procedures.
Performs bedside spirometry, overnight oximetry studies, six minute walk tests.
Conventional Ventilator Management per ventilator management protocol including ventilator set up and routine ventilator checks, and provides intra-hospital transport.
Documentation and charging for all interactions with patients according to deparment and hospital guidelines.
Assesses and/or interprets data about the patient’s status to identify each patients needs and provide appropriate care, including age-related care.
Identifies and applies planning care and/or intervention techniques appropriate to the physical, cognitive and psychosocial characteristics of each patient population served.
Implement clinical strategies that incorporate respiratory therapy assessment-driven protocols that are patient-centric, value driven, and evidence-based best practices focused on disease management.
Assists physician with diagnostic & therapeutic bronchoscopy procedure including Bronchial Alveolar Lavage, Transbronchial biopsies, and routine exploratory aspects of bronchoscopy during procedure as needed. Set-up and break-down of equipment and cart before and after procedure. Maintains and troubleshoots bronchoscopic equipment and notifies Team Leader of any concerns with equipment. Prepares patient for procedure including education of patient and family.
What You Will Need:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Graduate from a Respiratory Therapy program is required. AAS or AS is required.
Current Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential required
BLS certification required
ACLS, PALS, and NRP must be obtained within 90 days of hire
Minimum of one year clinical experience in acute care setting.
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED:
Current Florida State License as an RRT/Registered Respiratory Therapist.
Current Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential from the NBRC
Utilize and adapt to State of the Art Technology, Computer Systems and Applications
Effective Oral and Written Communication
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:
One year critical care including ventilator management
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS PREFERRED:
Esophageal balloon manometry
Ventilator waveform interpretation skills
Application of inhaled Nitric Oxide gas and pulmonary vasodilator medications
Pediatric and Neonatal critical care experience and skills
The Respiratory Therapist II performs all necessary routine respiratory care procedures associated with acute or critically ill neonatal, pediatric, or adult patient populations and is able to work independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team. He/she initiates and maintains appropriate therapy, including life support technique and equipment. Provides, preventable, supportive, and corrective interventions related to the cardio-pulmonary system in assigned patient care areas in accordance with established hospital and departmental policies, procedures, and all applicable regulations and standards. Applies the knowledge and skill necessary to provide appropriate interactions with staff, patients, and families of all ages. Minimum competency in all applicable advanced clinical skills must be demonstrated and maintained. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all. Adheres to AdventHealth Corporate Compliance Plan and to all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies.
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