Respiratory Therapist (RRT) - Per Diem

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Per Diem
2708 SW Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32608
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Job Description

UF Health Rehabilitation Hospital

*An affiliation with Select Medical & UF Health*

Gainesville, FL

 

Respiratory Therapist - Per Diem

 

At UF Health Rehabilitation Hospital our services have been designed for patients who need a longer rehabilitation hospitalization for their recovery. We are currently seeking a Respiratory Therapist to join our team.

 

 

Overview of Select Medical Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals

 

Select Medical’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals provide advanced treatment and comprehensive care to best address the medical, physical, emotional and vocational challenges for individuals with:

  • Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke
  • Amputation
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Orthopedic Conditions
  • Multiple Traumas

Responsibilities

Position Summary

Performs basic/ advanced therapeutic procedures as outlined by the State Department of Health and under the scope of respiratory care services.  Transcribes and implements physician orders in a competent and timely manner.  Uses basic/advanced oxygen assessment skills and patient information to maintain awareness and coordinate patient care needs.

Qualifications

Specific Duties

  • Performs advanced life support procedures including tracheal intubation using independent judgment in coordinating patient's respiratory care plans and needs with the physicians, nursing, and ancillary staff.
  • Confers with physicians to formulate and coordinate alternative forms of therapy according to patient need.
  • Initiates patient ventilator weaning procedures under the direction of the physician.
  • Performs basic tracheostomy care including but not limited to routine and emergent tracheostomy tube changes.
  • Monitors patient's respiratory status using competent bedside assessment skills and maintains awareness of patient pH / electrolyte balance, ABG values, renal, neurological, and orthopedic functions as applicable to the delivery of respiratory care.

Minimum Education & Experience (Including Licenses)

  • Must possesse "active" credential from the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) or state equivelant; RRT Preferred
  • BLS certification required
  • Current state licensure required
  • 1 year of related experience preferred
  • ACLS required within 6 months of hire

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