Respiratory Therapist II (PRN/CASUAL)
Orlando, FL
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Job Description

As one of the nation's leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children - even those who may never enter our doors - through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.

Nemours is seeking a Respiratory Therapist II (PRN/CASUAL), 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.

Job Duties

This position is responsible for:

Providing, under the general direction of the Therapist in Charge or Director 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.

Therapist I Essential Functions

  • 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.

Therapist II Progressive Responsibilities

  • 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.

Job Requirements

  • 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 A.A.R.C.-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 C.R.T. examination administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care and/or active certification by the N.B.R.C. is preferred
  • RRT required
  • Active Florida license is required.
  • Active registry by the N.B.R.C. and/or successful completion of the R.R.T. Examination administered by the N.B.R.C. is preferred.
  • Valid American Heart Association BLS Certification required within six (6) months after employment required.
  • Current certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and/or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is preferred.

Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique "Bridge to a Healthy Future" pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.

Job Type Part Time