Location Address: 9441 Health Center Drive Land O’ Lakes, Florida 34637
Top Reasons To Work at AdventHealth Connerton
Up to $15K sign on bonus
77 bed 70,000 sq. ft. all private rooms 10 ICU and 30 PCU beds with an Operating Room and Full service Pharmacy
Facility opened in 2009 and in Dec 2019 we opened our new 30 bed critical care wing
Our employees tell us this is a family oriented environment, very welcoming and helpful
Our employee turnover is lower than most hospital and our employee engagement scores are continually top quartile.
Specialty hospital for critically ill medically complex patients
Pulmonary and Vapotherm Center of Excellence
Staff consists of all Registered Respiratory Therapist, 65% BSN or above RNs, 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
No designated COVID Unit
Full-Time, Day Shift
You Will Be Responsible For:
Responsible for the delivery of care to patients with conditions that affect their respiratory status. This includes the delivery of aerosolized medication, oxygen therapy, invasive and non-invasive ventilation, and lung function testing. Employee is responsible for the drawing, analyzing, and resulting of blood gases.
If filling is as “Lead” for shift, reviews work-load and assists in determining proper staff for following shift and next day. Makes staff assignment, is a resource to staff for technical questions, ensures that work on the shift is completed, ensures completed ECG’s are removed from list and ensures that overdue task and medication list is cleared off.
Employee is responsible for following the regulatory requirements in of the blood gas lab; running of quality control and changing of analyzer cartridges.
Proper time management and prioritization skills
What You Will Need:
Must take RRT Exam and pass within 6 months of hire date.
Has worked in an acute care (hospital) setting within the last year.
Perform respiratory therapy treatments and procedures competently according to physician’s orders, department policy, respiratory protocol and recognized standards of care.
Able and is willing to rotate throughout all patient care areas.
Follows all established policies
Draws, labels, results, and reports blood gases and critical values according to policy.
Interdisciplinary education and plan of care is documented on initial treatment and as needed thereafter
Is a team player and makes decisions and takes actions that consider the needs of the department and co-workers.
Is able to calibrate and perform bedside pulmonary function tests.
Is able to set up, monitor, and make changes on all ventilators, invasive and non-invasive, including documentation of all changes in i-view
Able to complete therapy driven protocols appropriately. Patients are placed on appropriate therapy according to their condition and diagnosis.
Oxygen rounds and breathing treatments are performed timely, including documentation.
Checks overdue medication and task list prior to end of shift and completes outstanding orders.
All errors, inefficiencies, and inaccuracies are brought to the management’s attention. Identify and implement methods to control costs or generate revenue while providing maximum value to the patient and the hospital. Control department operational costs through appropriate use and maintenance of supplies and equipment.
Attended respiratory therapy program prior to obtaining license
Basic computer knowledge including, word and excel, and computerized medical record documentation
Mechanical and non-invasive ventilation knowledge
Must successfully obtain Registered Respiratory Therapist license within 6 months of hire.
Two years hospital experience with one year being critical care preferred
CRT Florida State License. Current update to date NBRC Credentials.
Maintains continuing education to meet regulatory requirements for licensure.
BLS, ACLS certified on hire.
Competently performs clinical patient assessment related to job title. Delivers therapy to patient’s including breathing treatments, EKG’s and arterial blood gases. Manages oxygen therapy, performs adult and infant intubations, and manages mechanical ventilators per protocol or by following physician specific orders. Assesses patients ordered for respiratory protocol to determine proper type and frequency of respiratory treatment. Adequately completes patient documentation in computer charting system; including documentation in interdisciplinary education and plan of care
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