Registered Respiratory Therapist- Per Diem

Holy Cross Hospital Fort Lauderdale, FL

About the Job

Position Purpose:

Employment Type:

Part time




Current State of Florida license as a Registered Respiratory Therapist from the Department of Health.
  • Care provided is appropriate to the age of the patients served, as defined in the scope of service for the area of practice.
  • Demonstrates the ability to obtain information and interpret information in the terms of the patients needs.
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of growth and development
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the range of treatment needed by patients.
  • Evaluates patient therapies according to the Medical Necessity Guidelines and   actively utilizes Therapist Driven Protocols.  
  • Documents relevant information in a neat and complete manner in the patient s   medical record and departmental records.  
  • Notifies physician in a timely manner, when therapy does not meet criteria; it needs to be renewed or discontinued; or when patient refuses further treatment.
  • Collaborates with other members of the health care team to coordinate patient s total needs.
  • Performs floor care therapies and oxygen administration following proper policy and procedure.
  • Provides inservice education in any area with specific knowledge
  • Performs or assists with endotracheal intubation as indicated in a safe manner (performance requires specific competency)
  • Performs endotracheal extubation as indicated in a safe manner.
  • Maintains clinical competency for mechanical ventilation in adult critical care units.
  • Able to perform arterial blood gas draws in a safe and effective manner from radial, brachial and femoral arteries.
  • Able to analyze arterial and venous blood samples for accurate result reporting.
  • Able to independently draw blood samples from arterial lines.
  • Able to recommend various settings and modes of delivery of mechanical ventilation.
  • Uses weaning/temporary ventilator management policies as requested or the need arises.
  • Able to utilize pressure control ventilation and make recommendations with its use.
  • Able to set up and maintain CPAP and BiPAP devices and has sound knowledge for proper use.

Minimum Qualification:
Graduate of a Respiratory Care program required.
Work experience in all aspects of respiratory care preferred.
Capable of performing all aspects of Basic and Advanced Clinical Skills as outlined in this job description within the probationary period of employment. Competency in NICU, blood gas laboratory, maintenance, PFT and bronchoscopy assistance is a plus.
Registration by the NBRC as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) preferred.
High School diploma or equivalent
Current State of Florida license as a Registered Respiratory Therapist  from the Department of Health.
Current BLS Certification is required

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