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Respiratory Therapist II FT Days

Company: AdventHealth
Location: Lutz
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description Description Respiratory Therapist AdventHealth Connerton Location Address: 9441 Health Center Drive Land O' Lakes, Florida 34637 Top Reasons To Work At AdventHealth Connerton * $15K Sign on bonus * Specialty hospital for medically complex patients * Pulmonary and Vapotherm Center of Excellence * Staff consists of all Registered Respiratory Therapist, 65% BSN or above RN's, Current staff certifications include CCRN, PCCN, CNML, WCNC, NEA-BC, and RN-BC * Onsite BSN completion program partnership with South University with staff discounted rate * Simulation Lab and Clinical Transition Pilot Program Work Hours/Shift: Full Time Days 15K Sign on Bonus 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, 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. 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, 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, assist physician with routine exploratory aspects of bronchoscopy during procedure as needed. Sets-up and breaks-down equipment and cart before and after procedure. Maintains and trouble shoots bronchoscopic equipment and notifies Team Leader of any concerns with equipment. Prepares patient for procedure including education of patient and family. * Provides effective patient education on all therapy modalities as needed to the patient and/or the patient's family to ensure a complete understanding of the benefits of care provided. * Implements AIDET and department specific customer service expectations to provide optimal patient care. * Demonstrates understanding and knowledge of the methods and techniques of infection control, safe ergonomically correct body mechanics and all applicable regulations, standards, and licensing requirements. * Demonstrates expended skill and emergent intervention skills by applying and utilizing appropriate judgment and critical thinking for problem resolution considering all aspects of the whole. * Demonstrates ability to perform a variety of complex diagnostic and therapeutic procedures according to established standards and training under supervision of appropriate healthcare professionals and established departmental protocols. * Provides assessment and intervention for cardio-pulmonary system function to patients by applying age appropriate methods in accordance with established policies and procedures and safety and quality standards. *

Keywords: AdventHealth, Brandon , Respiratory Therapist II FT Days, Healthcare , Lutz, Florida

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