Nemours is seeking a Respiratory Therapist II (PER-DIEM - 7A-7P), to join our Nemours Children's Hospital team in Orlando, Florida.
Located in Orlando, Fla., Nemours Children's Hospital is the newest addition to the Nemours integrated healthcare system. Our 100-bed pediatric hospital also features the area's only 24-hour Emergency Department designed just for kids as well as outpatient pediatric clinics including several specialties previously unavailable in the region. A hospital designed by families for families, Nemours Children's Hospital blends the healing power of nature with the latest in healthcare innovation to deliver world-class care to the children of Central Florida and beyond. In keeping with our goal of bringing Nemours care into the communities we serve, we also provide specialty outpatient care in several clinics located throughout the region.
This position is responsible for providing, under the general direction of the Charge RT or Manager of Respiratory Care, all routine and emergency respiratory care in all patient care areas. The respiratory therapists provide clinical direction for respiratory care trainees. The therapists provide consultation and education to other healthcare professionals. The therapist is in routine contact with patients during the provision of hands-on care and in frequent contact with patients' families. The respiratory therapist will have contact with other hospital staff, such as nurses and physicians.
Provide all functions of mechanical ventilation to include high frequency, critical care and home care equipment.
Provide advanced medical gas delivery with appropriate equipment. To include, but not be limited to: Nitric Oxide, Helium oxygen; carbon dioxide; nitrogen and diagnostic gases (5% carbon dioxide).
Perform intra-hospital transport of critically ill patients; to include patients with artificial airways.
Perform point-of-care blood testing, including arterial blood gas testing and clotting time.
Contribute to multidisciplinary care rounding with critical care team.
Assist with flexible bronchoscopy.
Assist with external transports of respiratory-compromised patients.
Perform portable spirometry and/or pulmonary function testing.
Perform sleep studies; polysomnogram, pneumogram.
Conduct discharge training and management of technology-dependent patients.
Minimum of an Associate's Degree in respiratory science, health/physical sciences, or equivalent with coursework in chemistry, anatomy, physiology, physics, algebra, and microbiology is required; Bachelor's degree preferred.
Graduate of educational program for Respiratory Care accredited by an AARC-recognized agency.
Minimum of one (1) year Respiratory Therapist experience required; six (6) months experience in a critical care setting preferred.
Successful completion of the CRT examination administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care and/or active certification by the NBRC is required
Active Florida license is required.
Active registry by the NBRC and/or successful completion of the RRT Examination administered by the NBRC is required.
Valid American Heart Association BLS Certification required
Current certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and/or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is preferred. PALS certification must be obtained in the first 6 months of employment