Responsible for the smooth operational functions of the Respiratory Care Department. Delivers advanced professional and technical respiratory care to patients of all ages with real or potential life threatening illnesses presenting to all units for care. Able to administer and monitor mechanical ventilation to all age groups. Able to draw and analyze arterial and capillary blood gas samples. Able to run quality controls on the blood gas analyzers. Collaborates with the medical staff and disciplines in order to facilitate patient care. Accountable for the effective and efficient functioning of the department during the assigned shift with minimal direction from the Director/Manager. Supervises and instructs Respiratory Therapists of the assigned shift. Ensures that the Respiratory Therapist comply with the objectives and policies of the hospital and that age/developmentally appropriated care is given in accordance with unit standards. Provides excellent customer service. May be needed to work beyond the regular tour of duty as assigned by the Director/Manger. May be able to act as a designee for the Director/Manager.
Qualifications: Position Qualification: (Training, Education, Experience, Skills and Abilities)
Associates or Bachelors Degree preferred
Five (5) years experience in respiratory care in a hospital setting
Three (3) years of critical care experience.
One (1) year NICU experience.
One (1) year supervisory experience preferred
Excellent physical assessment and critical thinking skills
Demonstrates leadership and time management skills
Current State of Florida License as CRT, RRT or RCPCC is required
Current BLS and ACLS certifications from American Heart Association PALS and NRP certifications required
Ability to effectively communicate in writing and orally with all levels of the organization
Job: Respiratory Therapy
Primary Location: Hialeah, Florida
Facility: Palmetto General Hospital
Job Type: Full-time
Shift Type: Rotate
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Internal Number: 2005011133
About Palmetto General Hospital
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