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 I/PFT, 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.
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 and technicians. The therapists provide consultation and education to other healthcare professionals as well. The therapist is in routine contact with patients during the provision of hand-on care and in frequent contact with patients’ families. The respiratory therapist will have contact with other hospital staff, such as nurses and physicians. Associates in the RT1 position are eligible for promotion to the RT2 position once they complete orientation and competencies for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit(PICU).
Verify all physician orders for respiratory care. and provide age and developmental-appropriate care to infants, children, adolescents, and adults. 2.Assess patients clinically and evaluate for appropriateness of therapy.
Provide aerosolized medication therapy, provide airway clearance therapies , airway management such as trach changes, tube taping, suctioning, medical gas therapy., ventilator setup and management., perform non-invasive monitoring, i.e., pulse oximetry, transcutaneous O2/CO2 and end-tidal CO2 monitoring, assist with in-house and inter-facility transports.
Provide emergency respiratory care, i.e., airway management and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, perform arterial blood gas sampling, point of care testing and electrocardiograms., participate in airway management during bronchoscopies.
Document care provided, patient assessment and patient care orders in electronic medical record (EMR) or hard copy when necessary. Enter charges in EMR
Participate in discharge planning and home-care education by training patients, their families, and designated care providers.
Provide recommendations and education to physicians and nurses regarding respiratory care.
Participate in the evaluation or respiratory care equipment and procedures and maintain current knowledge about departmental policies and procedures.
Associate’s Degree in respiratory science, health/physical sciences, or equivalent, with coursework in chemistry, anatomy, physiology, physics, algebra, and microbiology, is required.
Graduate of educational program for respiratory care accredited by an A.A.R.C.-recognized agency.
RRT is required.
Active Florida license required.
Active Basic Life Support certification is required
Minimum six (6) months’ clinical experience in respiratory care is preferred.
Successful completion of C.R.T. examination, administered by the National Board for Respiratory Care and/or active certification by the N.B.R.C. is preferred
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.
Current certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and/or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is preferred. PALS must be completed within the first year of employment.
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.
Nemours is a pediatric health system of hospitals and specialty clinics serving children and families throughout the Delaware Valley and Florida. Our dedicated professionals integrate medical care, research, health education, and prevention to help improve the lives of children every day.