Respiratory Therapist – Extended Care – Respiratory Care – East Orlando
Florida Hospital seeks to hire a Respiratory Therapist who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.
Established in 1908, Florida Hospital is one of the largest not-for-profit healthcare systems in the country, caring for more than a million patients each year. The 2,675-bed acute-care medical facility, comprised of nine hospitals, has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best hospitals in the country for over 10 years. It serves as a community hospital for Greater Orlando and as a major tertiary referral hospital for Central Florida and much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and Latin America.
Sunday – Saturday; 7a – 7p
*$4,000 Sign-on Bonus and Relocation of $1,500 available for eligible candidates (see terms below)
The Respiratory Therapist / Extended Care Practitioner is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the treatment, care, and needs of an assigned group of patients. Specific age groups are identified in the principal duties and job responsibilities section. The Extended Care Practitioner provides limited critical care procedures and maintains life support equipment under the direction of the Manager of Extended Care. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all. Adheres to Florida Hospital Corporate Compliance Plan and to all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies.
Critical thinking and patient assessment skills, with the ability to evaluate and modify plan of care
Understands optimal use of oxygen delivery equipment
Ability to use applicable infection control standards
Effective oral and written communication skills, including documentation in the patient care record
Airway management skills, including maintenance of a patent airway and care of artificial airways
Ability to provide optimal respiratory support including: administration of oxygen, inhaled medications, lung expansion, and bronchial hygiene. Ability to appropriately operate and use non-invasive and invasive modes of mechanical ventilation
Associate's degree from a Respiratory Therapy or Cardiopulmonary Science program, OR
If hired prior to November 20, 2015, must be a graduate of a Respiratory Therapy or Cardiopulmonary program
Experience working in Critical Care or an Extended Care facility (Preferred)
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
Current Florida State License as a Certified or Registered Respiratory Therapist
Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital's Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization's Performance Excellence Program
Utilizes knowledge and skill to care for adult and geriatric patient in a health care delivery system.
Practices standard precautions and enforces safety regulations according to hospital policies on a continual basis. Documents procedures accurately and completely to ensure quality standards set by the department and facility.
Responds to Code Blue emergencies immediately providing CPR according to the American Heart Association guidelines. Performs airway maintenance including: proper use of manual resuscitators, suctioning, assists with bronchoscopy, performs trach tube changes, trach care, oral and nasal pharyngeal airway insertion and procedural respiratory support.
Properly utilizes patient assessment skills, prescriber care plans, chart review, and conferring with multidisciplinary team to determine efficacy of therapy in a cost and time efficient manner making appropriate recommendations and changes.
Performs respiratory therapies and oxygen delivery therapies and makes recommendations to the most efficient delivery method. Initiates, performs, and maintains pulse oximetry.
Initiates, maintains appropriately, transports and monitors non-invasive and invasive mechanical ventilators to include all conventional modes of ventilation per policy and procedure. Reviews chest radiology reports as necessary and per policy and procedure.
Proactively initiates process improvement ideas. Assists with clinical instruction and precepting. Supports hospital and department mission, goals, and department metrics. Performs other duties as requested by department leadership.
If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Respiratory Therapist – Extended Care opportunity with Florida Hospital and apply online today.
Applicable experience required.
Must have one (1) year of RT experience
Must live 50 or more miles from 601 East Rollins Dr., Orlando, FL to qualify.
Full Time employment contract required.
Rehires within 12 months are not eligible.
Respiratory Therapist, Respiratory Care, East Orlando
Florida Hospital is dedicated to improving lives not only in Central Florida, but also around the world. As a destination hospital, we are committed to serving the health care needs of our patients with a holistic approach to heal the mind, body and spirit. We strive to be the hospital of choice for patients, physicians and employees. Over the last 100 years, Florida Hospital’s mission remains unchanged: to extend the healing ministry of Christ.