Facility Address: 401 Palmetto Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
All the benefits and perks you need for you and your family:
Benefits from Day One
Student Loan Repayment Program
Whole Person Wellbeing Resources and Mental Health Resources and Support
No State Income Tax
Our promise to you:
Joining AdventHealth is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind, and spirit. AdventHealth is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.
The community you’ll be caring for:
New Smyrna Beach is a small, charming community with a quiet laid-back vibe. As part of the Canaveral National Seashore, its beautiful beaches offer endless recreation activities.
New Smyrna Beach is named one of America’s Top Small Cities for the Arts, and the city boasts several theatres and fine art galleries.
The historic downtown is lined with cute beach-side boutiques and unique dining choices.
Nearby major cities such as Orlando and Daytona Beach provide access to world-class theme parks, international airports, and professional sporting and cultural events.
All these features, topped with solid educational options and family-friendly neighborhoods make New Smyrna Beach a great place to live and work.
The role you’ll contribute:
The respiratory therapist provides routine, emergent and critical cardiopulmonary care under the direction of a physician to neonatal (if applicable to facility) pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients. Adheres to the Corporate Compliance Plan, to the rules and regulations of all local, state, and federal agencies and to the standards of all accrediting bodies. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
The value you’ll bring to the team:
Supervises the delivery of cardiopulmonary care in accordance with applicable policy and procedure. Ensures the effectiveness of therapist assessment and reassessment by monitoring patient progress. Recommends change in respiratory plan of care according to documented medical necessity and within the confines of established protocols.
Monitors, instructs, and coaches patient before, during and after treatment delivery. Prevents and/or resolves untoward side effects. Adjusts therapies according to protocol and documented clinical criteria. Makes and/or recommends changes based on pulse oximetry, peak flow measurement, chest x-ray, lab work and other data relevant to optimal patient progress.
Initiates and maintains mechanical ventilation. Determines or guides the determination of ventilator mode and settings. Reevaluates patient/ventilator interface a minimum of every four hours. Responds to alarms and otherwise troubleshoots as needed. Establishes weaning readiness and facilitates weaning process. Adjusts ventilator in accordance with patient progress.
Draws and analyzes arterial blood gases which may include Lactic Acid. Places arterial lines. Makes or recommends changes in respiratory management according to blood gas results.
Responds to emergencies including Code STEMI, Rapid Response and Code Blues; establishes and maintains airway, performs CPR.
Operates as support staff for cardiopulmonary diagnostics. This may include performing: cardiac stress testing under direct physician supervision, setting up and discontinuing holter monitors, electrocardiograms, pulmonary function testing and electroencephalograms
The expertise and experiences you’ll need to succeed:
Must be registered by National Board for Respiratory Care
FL RRT or CRT license. If CRT licensed, must have a minimum of 4 years’ experience.
One year experience in critical care
Current BLS certification
ACLS must be obtained within 90 days of employment
PALS and/or NRP must be obtained within 90 days of employment if required by the incumbent’s regional hospital
At AdventHealth, Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ is our mission. It calls us to be His hands and feet in helping people feel whole. Our story is one of hope — one that strives to heal and restore the body, mind and spirit. Our more than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in hospitals, physician practices, outpatient clinics, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers are committed to providing individualized, wholistic care.