Responsible for the skilled and competent delivery of Respiratory Care Services ordered by a physician in accordance with established protocols set by the facility or other Health care provider in the treatment, management, control, diagnostic evaluation and care of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities associated with the Cardiopulmonary system. These services may include but are not limited to: initiation and monitoring of patients receiving continuous mechanical ventilation, noninvasive ventilation to include BIPAP/CPAP therapy, delivery of prescribed medical gases, and aerosol therapy, pulse oximetry for oxygen titration, and administration and monitoring of all respiratory and therapeutic modalities which include aerosolized medications, sputum inductions, chest physiotherapy,and arterial blood gas sampling and analyses. May function in critical care once competency has been demonstrated.
Minimum:Associates Degree - Graduate of an AMA respiratory therapist program.
2 year Vocational Training in Respiratory Therapy/will train new graduates.
Current Florida License as a Respiratory Therapist, NBRC RRT credential, ACLS, BLS, PALS
Skills in EKG, EEG and Holter Monitoring preferred.
Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.