Registered Respiratory Therapist

  • Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • Miami, FL
Permanent
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RRT, FT, Days, 12 Hour Shift - Miami, Florida


Description



Position Summary:
Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) performs all respiratory care related duties in their assigned area(s). Work is typically performed under the supervision of a department head or director; guided by general administrative policies and procedures. Therapists are expected to be self directed in the absence of the full-time Team Leader and may take charge or lead worker duties when needed. All medical job activities may be performed independently, under direction of an attending physician or CMO.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Sets up, assesses and monitors patients on ventilator or oxygenation support. Assists in the orientation, training and education of new respiratory care staff. Obtains and analyzes arterial, pulmonary artery, venous or capillary blood samples for blood gas determinations when approved, and ordered. (if applicable at assigned specific institution). Participates in interdepartmental and intradepartmental Quality Assessment and Improvement activities to insure continuous improvement of services provided. Administers aerosolized medications via small volume nebulizer, metered dose inhaler, or intermittent positive pressure breathing machine. Administers bronchial hygiene therapy via percussion & vibration, postural drainage, coughing, suctioning, and PEP mask therapy. Communicates openly and freely with physician and nursing staff to maintain or improve the quality of processes or outcome. Documents completely and accurately data obtained from assessment and monitoring of patients, equipment, and alarm settings. Continuously updates knowledge, skills, and competency consistent with the needs of the patient population as well as advances in science and technology. Monitors respiratory care practices in his/her area, and notifies a supervisor of any deviations. Performs hemodynamic monitoring in areas, once trained, where therapists are authorized to do so (if applicable at assigned specific institution). Performs pulmonary monitoring in areas, once trained, where therapists are authorized to do so. Operates electrocardiography equipment throughout the hospital using techniques and styles appropriate to the age and safety needs of the patient population served (if applicable at specific institution. Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide safe cardio logical testing procedures that are appropriate to the age and safety needs of the patient population served (if applicable at specific institution. Prepares suitable electrocardiograms for timely interpretation by physicians (if applicable at specific institution. Verifies the safety and performance of equipment to be used for patient testing, and verifies preventive maintenance status, prior to use. Records all patients visits and tests performed in appropriate format, either manual or electronic. Follows organization wide and unit specific age-specific, safety security and infection control Standards. Attends appropriate orientation and training courses to maintain competency in job skills and knowledge. Participates in required educational programs, including HIS, Safety, Infection Control, AIDS Awareness, age-related special needs and behaviors, Blood borne Pathogen Exposure Control, etc. Respects the rights, privacy and property of others at all times including the confidentiality of information, according to Administrative Policy and Procedure Manual. Relates and interacts well with others relative to their age specific, physical and psychosocial needs. Participates in quality improvement activities to insure continuous improvement of services provided. Follows and performs all related unit specific policies and procedures, as detailed on the unit specific competency check-list. Utilizes job and unit specific equipment as required. Demonstrates behaviors of service excellence and CARE values (Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Expertise). Performs all other related job duties as assigned.

Qualifications





Experience:
Generally requires 3 to 5 years of related experience.



Education:
Associate's degree is required for any employees hired after 3/1/2020. Any employee who will be performing Point of Care and testing in the Operating Room, Neuro ICU, NICU, PICU, Pedi-ER, Cath Lab and/or Interventional Radiology areas, the educational degree must be verified at the time of hire. Minimum education level required to be verified is Associate's degree.

License Certification:
Valid Florida State Respiratory License and Registered Respiratory Therapist from the National Board for Respiratory Care is required. American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification with at least 6 months validity required. Any employee who works in areas Pediatrics (NICU/Pediatric ER) must have current Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification; Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification may be required based on business unit or departmental need. STABLE certificate is preferred for RRT's assigned to NICU.



Knowledge Skill Abilities:
Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work accurately while meeting multiple deadlines. Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form. Ability to handle difficult and stressful situations with critical thinking and professional composure. Ability to understand and follow instructions. Ability to exercise sound and independent judgment. Knowledge and skill in use of job appropriate technology and software applications. Must meet and maintain current all unit specific and organizational skills/competencies, certifications/licensures, as required by the nursing area.

Physical Demands:
Job function requires extended standing or walking. Must be able to carry objects weighing 21 to 50 pounds. Able to lift or move objects weighing 51 to 100 pounds with the use of appropriate devices. Jobs in this group require frequent visual acuity to perform activities related to extended use of computers. Additional information and provision requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by the home unit/department in collaboration with the Reasonable Accommodations Committee (RAC).

Work Environment:
Jobs in this group are required to function in a fast paced environment with occasional high pressure or emergent and stressful situations. Frequent interaction with a diverse population including team members, providers, patients, insurance companies and other members of the public. Function is subject to inside environmental conditions, with occasional outdoor exposures. Exposure to various environments such as: communicable diseases, toxic substances, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a hospital and medical office environment. May also be exposed to needle sticks, airborne infections, medical gases, X-Ray, chemical exposures and other potential hazards. Must wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when exposed to infectious/clinical hospital environment. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions. Additional information and provision requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by the home unit/department in collaboration with the Reasonable Accommodations Committee (RAC).

Salary estimate

Average Registered Respiratory Therapist Salary

$26.64/hour

The average salary for a Registered Respiratory Therapist in Miami is $26.64 per hour. This is equal to the Florida average

Estimate based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

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