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Respiratory Therapist - Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children

Company: Orlando Health
Location: Orlando
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

Position Summary:Located on the downtown Orlando Health campus, Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children has been providing compassionate care to the children, teenagers and young adults of Central Florida for more than 30 years. With 156 licensed beds and a team of experts in more than 30 pediatric specialties, the hospital has earned a Best Childrens Hospitals recognition by U.S. News & World Report for 14 consecutive years and has been named a Top Childrens Hospital by the patient-advocacy Leapfrog Group. Orlando Health Arnold Palmer has held Magnet Recognition for nursing excellence and quality patient care since 2013 and several units have earned Beacon Awards for Excellence for employing evidence-based practices to improve patient outcomes and patient and staffsatisfaction. Our pediatric Level I Trauma Center and ER is the only Central Florida facility to provide the highest level of emergency trauma care exclusively to children, and Orlando Health Arnold Palmer is the only facility in Florida to achieve Level I Childrens Surgical Verification and Level I Trauma Verification by the American College of Surgeons.Orlando Health Arnold Palmer is part of the Orlando Health system of care, which includes award-winning hospitals and ERs, specialty institutes, urgent care centers, primary care practices and outpatient facilities that span Floridas east to west coasts and beyond. Collectively, our 27,000+ team members honor our over 100-year legacy by providing professional and compassionate care to the patients, families and communities we serve.Orlando Health is committed to providing you with benefits that go beyond the expected, with career-growing FREE education programs and well-being services to support you and your family through every stage of life. We begin your benefits on day one and offer flexibility wherever possible, so that you can be present for your passions. Orlando Health Is Your Best Place to Work is not just something we say, its our promise to you.Orlando Health is hiring Respiratory Therapists (levels I, II, III, and IV) at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children for both day and night shifts. The respiratory therapist will assess, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders. Initiate and conduct therapeutic procedures; maintain patient records; and select, assemble, check, and operate equipment.Responsibilities: Demonstrates competency in respiratory therapeutics and in the use of non-invasive ventilators, pulmonary diagnostics and other equipment required for the provision of respiratory care. Maintains accurate and precise documentation. Demonstrates strong power of analytical reasoning and effectively blends patient care management skills with technical expertise. Communicates openly and effectively with all members of the healthcare team. Demonstrates proficiency in quality control and maintenance of arterial blood gas analyzers, specimen collection and analysis of blood for gas transport and acid/base determinations. Maintains reasonably regular, punctual attendance consistent with Orlando Health policies, the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards. Maintains compliance with all Orlando Health policies and procedures. Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age and medical condition of the patient. Demonstrates expertise in the areas of medical gas administration, environmental control systems, humidification, medication delivery, non-invasive ventilatory support, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Instructs clinical practicum students. The Registered Respiratory Therapist staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patients status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the units/areas/departments policies and procedures.Qualifications:Minimum Education/Training Associate of Science in Respiratory Care or Cardiopulmonary Sciences. Must be eligible for the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) exam per NBRC guidelines.Minimum Licensure/Certification Maintains license as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the State of Florida Department of Health. RRTs registered on or after July 1, 2002 must maintain an active status with the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) and updated every five years. RRTs credentialed prior to July 1, 2002 are not required to renew every five years in accordance with NBRC. Maintains current BLS/HealthCare Provider certification.Minimum ExperienceNone. Knowledge of basic computer/mechanical training.by Jobble

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