Pediatric Respiratory Therapist – Respiratory Care – AdventHealth for Children
AdventHealth Hospital for Children seeks to hire a Pediatric Respiratory Therapist who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.
Since opening our doors in 1908, AdventHealth 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 AdventHealth 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.
As a respiratory therapist at Walt Disney Pavilion at AdventHealth for Children you'll grow and thrive in a large, dynamic environment while playing an essential part in improving the lives of infants and children. You'll become an expert in neonatal and pediatric ventilatory management, learn to guide respiratory practice using protocols and work on an interdisciplinary team. Our staff consists of Registered Respiratory Therapists (RRT), many of whom hold advanced specialty certifications such as Neonatal Pediatric Specialist (NPS), and Certified Asthma Educator (AE-C).Our department contributes to the treatment of patients at every level, including the Critical Care Transport Team, Children's Emergency Center, intensive care units, home care teaching and discharge planning. You can also participate in patient-driven protocols, clinical research, diagnostic testing, and multidisciplinary care teams.
Sunday to Saturday, 6:45am to 7:15pm
*$4,000 Sign-on Bonus and Relocation of $1,500 available for eligible candidates (see terms below)
The Pediatric Respiratory Therapist is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the treatment, care, and needs of an assigned group of patients. He/she must be able to accept leadership responsibility in the absence of a Lead Therapist as directed. Adheres to AdventHealth Corporate Compliance Plan and to all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
Utilize and adapt to computer systems and applications, effective oral and written communication skills
Critical thinking and patient assessment skills, with the ability to evaluate and modify treatment plans utilizing patient care protocols
Able to optimize the use of equipment based on order or protocol
Ability to ensure infection control
Maintain a patent airway, including insertion and care of artificial airways
Achieve optimal respiratory support including: administering oxygen, administering Heliox, administering Nitric Oxide, administer medications to the respiratory system, facilitate lung expansion, facilitate bronchial hygiene, provide non-invasive, invasive, and advanced modes of mechanical ventilation
Achieve optimal respiratory support using High Frequency Ventilation: including High Frequency Jet Ventilation and High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation
Ability to perform ABG Puncture, analysis, arterial cannulation
Ability to perform CBG puncture and analysis
Ability to perform Co-oximetry analysis
Ability to Transcutaneous CO2 monitoring
Ability to perform Patient transport ventilator management
Associates degree from a Respiratory Therapy or Cardiopulmonary Science program
Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
Active and Current Florida State License as Registered Respiratory Therapist
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Certification
Active Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) (Preferred)
Demonstrates through behavior AdventHealth's Core Values of Keep Me Safe, Love Me, Make it Easy, and Own it as outlined in the organization's Performance Excellence Program.
Performs respiratory therapies and oxygen delivery therapies and makes recommendations to the most efficient delivery method per protocol.
Properly utilizes patient assessment skills, protocols, chart review, and conferring with multidisciplinary team to determine efficacy of therapy in a cost and time efficient manner making appropriate recommendations and changes per protocol.
Performs airway maintenance including: proper use of manual resuscitators, suctioning, extubating, assists with tracheostomy tube insertion, performs trach tube change, oral and nasal pharyngeal airway insertion, LMA insertion, endotracheal intubation, and procedural respiratory support.
Practices standard precautions and enforces safety regulations according to hospital policies on a continual basis. Documents and charges for procedures accurately and completely to ensure quality standards set by the department and hospital.
Responds to Code Blue emergencies immediately providing CPR according to the American Heart Association guidelines.
Initiates, maintains, transports and monitors mechanical ventilators to include conventional and advanced modes of ventilation per policy and procedure.
Initiates, maintains, transports and monitors heliox and nitric oxide.
Assist with bronchial clearance: using Cough Assist or IPV.
Transitional care and management of home ventilators.
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 Pediatric Respiratory Therapist opportunity with AdventHealth Hospital for Children and apply online today.
Applicable experience required.
Must live 50 or more miles from 601 East Rollins Dr., Orlando, FL to qualify.
Full Time employment contract required.
Rehires within 12 months are not eligible.
Pediatric Respiratory Therapist, Respiratory Care, Hospital for Children
AdventHealth Greater Orlando (formerly Florida Hospital) is one of the largest faith-based health care providers in the United States. For 150 years, we have carried on a tradition of providing whole-person care that not only addresses patients' physical ailments, but also supports their emotional and spiritual well-being. We demonstrate the same level of compassion and care for our employees as well, doing all that we can to help them realize their full potential – both personally and professionally.