Transport Respiratory Therapist – Clinical Transports – Florida Hospital for Children – Orlando
Orlando seeks to hire a Transport Respiratory Therapist who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.
Since opening our doors in 1908, Florida Hospital has offered one of the most comprehensive children's health programs in Central Florida. Today, we continue this legacy of pediatric excellence at the Magnet® recognized Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children. Our campus is home to 30 pediatric sub-specialties led by a team of 400+ nurses and physicians. We provide specialized care in various state-of-the-art settings, including an 81-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit with private family-centered rooms, an Advanced Center for Pediatric Surgery handling nearly 4,000 cases each year, and one of the few pediatric oncology programs in the area. We're also Central Florida's only pediatric provider for bone marrow transplant, kidney transplant, Gamma Knife services, trilogy radiation and Level III epilepsy care. But perhaps most exciting of all, is that this is the first—and only—hospital to bear the Disney® name.
5:30a – 5:30p 3/12s
Practices in accordance with philosophy, policies, procedures and standards of Florida Hospital for Children; functions within the guidelines of the protocols for the Transport program that are reviewed and agreed on by the Neonatal and Pediatric Medical Director and Transport Manager. Identifies, plans, implements and evaluates emergency care for acutely ill neonatal and pediatric patients in collaboration with the Medical team for the receiving neonatal or pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Provides family-centered care, including psychosocial support, education, and transfer planning in conjunction with referral staff. Maintains effective communication with referral staff and families. Participates in educating staff from referring facilities through informal teaching and planned educational classes and/or conferences. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
Ability to effectively deliver patient care while in transport via the confined spaces and unique environment of motor vehicle and rotor wing aircraft
Effective oral and written communication skills
Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet department needs
Ability to utilize and adapt to state-of-the-art technology, computer systems and computer applications
Requires a minimum of 2,000 hours of Neonatal ICU experience (per Florida State Rule 64J)
Requires at least one year of pediatric critical care experience
Bachelor's degree in Respiratory Therapy (preferred)
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
Current valid State of Florida license as a Registered Respiratory Therapist
Current Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification
Current Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification
Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS) certification
Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
Hybrid back-up team members will maintain the above requirements
Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital's Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization's Performance Excellence Program
Transports neonatal patients going to a nursery or a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
Successfully completes appropriate transport training regimen as directed by the Departments of Flight Medicine and/or Respiratory Care. Completes the requisite number of supervised orientation transports. Utilizes Medivac-Aircraft/Vehicular Dynamics.
Proactively initiates process improvement ideas. Assists with clinical instruction and precepting and serves as a resource person to lower-level therapists. Performs other duties as requested by department leadership. Supports hospital and department mission and goals, and department metrics. Documents and charges for procedures neatly, accurately, thoroughly, and completely and within the timeframe set by unit policy to ensure quality standards set by the department and hospital.
Performs necessary diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as indicated for identification and management of problems, including, but not limited to:
Responds to all Code Blue emergencies immediately providing CPR. Performs other duties as directed by Supervisor. Performs airway maintenance including: proper use of manual resuscitators, oral and nasal pharyngeal airway insertion, intubations/extubations, assisting with tracheostomy insertions, performing tracheostomy changes, assisting with bronchoscopy, airway suctioning and procedural respiratory support.
Properly utilizes patient assessment skills, protocols, chart review, and conferring with multidisciplinary team to determine efficacy of therapy. Performs respiratory therapies and oxygen delivery per protocol. Obtains, analyzes and reports findings of blood gases and co-oximetry. Performs quality controls as needed. Sets up and performs oximetry apnea, TC, and ETCO2 monitoring.
Initiates, maintains, transports, and monitors mechanical ventilators to include conventional and non-conventional modes of ventilation and transport ventilation. Reviews chest radiological reports as necessary per supervisor and policy and procedures.
Properly performs hemodynamic procedures including: arterial cannulation, assembly, calibration and maintenance; assisting with central venous pressure (CVP)/pulmonary artery catheter insertion, calibration and maintenance and performing cardiac output and hemodynamic/cardiopulmonary profiles.
Ensures transport supplies and equipment are restocked and functional. Documents, posts/charges for procedures neatly, accurately and completely to ensure quality standards set by the department and hospital, to include appropriate equipment checks. Assists with clinical instruction and serves as a resource person to lower level therapists. Practices the principles of standard precautions and enforces safety regulations according to hospital policies on a continual basis. Provides 15-minute response time for all transports providing a safe and stable transport for patients
Delivers neonatal resuscitation and assists with APGAR scoring at delivery per NRP guidelines. Performs artificial surfactant replacement. Maintains proper equipment in labor/delivery/perinatal/ pediatric areas.
Attends annual Flight Safety lecture.
Utilizes knowledge and skill to care for the neonatal and pediatric patient.
If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Transport Respiratory Therapist opportunity with Florida Hospital for Children and apply online today.
Florida Hospital is dedicated to improving lives not only in Central Florida, but also around the world. As a destination hospital, we are committed to serving the health care needs of our patients with a holistic approach to heal the mind, body and spirit. We strive to be the hospital of choice for patients, physicians and employees. Over the last 100 years, Florida Hospital’s mission remains unchanged: to extend the healing ministry of Christ.