HCA, Hospital Corporation of America RRT in Jacksonville, Florida
/Specialty Hospital is a long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) specializing in the treatment of seriously ill, medically complex patients that require hospitalization for longer periods of time, with an average stay of 3-4 weeks./
/This provides necessary time to focus on a patient’s recovery to their fullest potential, and is one of the factors that distinguish Specialty Hospital from short acute care hospitals./
/This fully-licensed and accredited hospital is the only one of its kind in Jacksonville, and one of approximately 460 such hospitals nationwide. Specialty Hospital offers specialized, interdisciplinary, compassionate programs in a medical environment that integrates healing and recovery through four main programs of excellence:/
/Cardiopulmonary Program - ventilator and/or tracheostomy weaning and complications of chronic lung disease; Wound Management Program - decubitus, circulatory, and diabetic ulcers, and non-healing surgical wounds; Infectious Disease Program - treatment of multiple infectious disease processes; and Complex Medical/Rehabilitative Program – provide intensive medical management./
TheRegistered Respiratory Therapist has sound knowledge and proficiency in the performance of respiratory therapies and diagnostic testing.
Plans and administers diagnostic and therapeutic treatments with professionalism and expertise.
Registered Respiratory Therapistsare able to provide more complex care modalities to include: establishing an airway and maintenance, cardio respiratory drug administration, and cardio respiratory monitoring to include ventilator monitoring.
The Registered Respiratory Therapistmay be given supervisory responsibilities in the absence of the Respiratory Supervisor.
Establishes and maintains a positive rapport with fellow associates and other hospital staff. Provides quality patient care and performs all other duties as assigned (pertaining to the level of skill mix knowledge).
Patient Rights - The Registered Respiratory Therapist will work to support and protect the rights of each patient served, treat each patient with dignity and care, and maintain patient confidentiality/privacy.
Patient Safety – The Registered Respiratory Therapist demonstrates commitment to patient safety initiatives including patient falls, medication safety, National Patient Safety Goals, critical value reporting, and administration of blood products.
Patient/Family Education – The Registered Respiratory Therapist provides appropriate patient/family education, per department and hospital policy and procedures.
/Night shift position 7p to 7a/
EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED:
•Graduate of an accredited school of Respiratory Therapy:•Acceptable degrees from an accredited school include: Associates in Respiratory Therapy or Bachelor’s Degree in Respiratory Therapy
•Registered Respiratory Therapist License in this state (required)
•American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Provider (required)
•1-3 years of experience as a Respiratory Therapist (preferred)
•Minimum of 1 year of experience for PRN positions
Location: Florida-Jacksonville-Specialty Hospital
Requisition ID: 02524-11332